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Travelling around Holyhead

Travelling around Holyhead

The largest town in the Isle of Anglesey county, Holyhead is a wonderful place to visit, steeped in hundreds of years of history, and filled with more things to do than you can imagine.

A major port on the Irish Sea, it’s a popular holiday destination for people living around the UK. Interestingly, Holyhead is actually separated from Anglesey by the Cymyran Strait and can be found on Holy Island.

Getting around Holyhead is very straightforward, as it’s well connected by road, rail and ferry links. Our Arriva bus services run to a number of places, connecting you to areas such as Talwrn, Bangor and Upper Bangor.

Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead

The town’s long history begins back in 450AD when the Celtic King Caswallon defeated Irish invaders on Holy Island.

Since then, the area saw many people come and go. Most notably, the Romans built one of only a few three-walled forts here. The also constructed a watchtower atop of Holyhead Mountain. Known as Caer y Twr, the remains of it can still be seen if you climb the mountain. The mountain also features several enclosed huts, which date back to the 3rd and 4th century, some of which still feature signs of habitation, providing clues about the life of the people who once lived there.