Holyhead

Travel Guide
South Stack Lighthouse showing general coastal views and a lighthouse
As a major seaport, the town of Holyheadin Wales draws an eclectic and ever changing mix of people to its streets. Withthis in mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that this remarkable little town hasa vibrant energy and excellent restaurants to enjoy. And, as if that isn’tenough, it also offers some of the most astounding views over the Irish Sea.

Spectacular in summer, Holyheadis known for its stunning coastal trails and it is the beginning and end point forthe Anglesey coastal path. With natural wonders in abundance, a rich andfar-reaching maritime history and the longest breakwater in the UK, there is noshortage of interesting features to enjoy in this quirky town.

HolyheadBreakwater Promenade

At1.7 miles long, Holyhead Breakwater is the longestin the UK – a particularly impressive feat when you consider that the structurewas completed in 1873. In good weather, you can enjoy a gentle stroll along thepromenade that sits atop this piece of Victorian history. At the end you willfind a small lighthouse and outstanding offshore views of the Welsh coastline.

Holyhead’sSouth Stack Lighthouse and RSPB Reserve

Forlighthouse lovers, the town has another impressive treat in store. West ofcentral Holyhead, South Stack Lighthouse has beencalling out to sailors in the dark for over 200 years. It is situated in a RSPBnature reserve that is home to rare birds, including puffins and choughs. You don’tneed to be a geologist to appreciate the rock formations here either. But don’tforget your binoculars!

Breakwater Country Park

From sheer cliffs to countryside, another outdooroption is the Breakwater Country Park. Built inthe quarry from which the granite was taken for HolyheadBreakwater – hence the name – the park is over 100 acres insize. Climb Holyhead Mountain, enjoy views fromthe highest point in Anglesey and come down the other side where you can have awell-earned cup of tea in the park cafe, whilst you soak up the tranquillity.

EatingOut in Holyhead

Withall this local walking available, and the Anglesey coastal path and nearby SnowdoniaNational Park haven’t been mentioned yet, you’re bound to work up anappetite. As a port town, Holyhead has dozens ofgreat places to eat. Find a bistro overlooking the harbour or stop off for acake in one its quaint tearooms. There’s some excellent international cuisinehere too, so you can choose from Indian, Mexican, Chinese or Thai. You’llalways find some hearty pub grub nearby too, and as you would expect of aBritish seaside town – a good old fashioned fish and chip shop ortwo!

VisitHolyhead

In Holyheadyou can expect to find all this and more. Bustling with a great restaurantscene, a plethora of great places to stay and even its own maritime museum,booking a trip to Holyhead is guaranteed to helpyou get away from it all. Book your trip to Holyheadwith Expedia today.

The Beach Motel
The Beach Motel
4 out of 5
Lon Sant Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Wales, LL65 2YT
The price is £85 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Holyhead. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (102 reviews)
"Room was okay, large, clean except of the smell of animal hairs which made me wheezy. Walls very thin. Heard everything going on next door, and i mean everything!! Also the guy next door loved to whistle!"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

The Beach Motel
The Anchorage Hotel
The Anchorage Hotel
3 out of 5
Four Mile Bridge, Holyhead, Wales, LL65 2EZ
The price is £120 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Holyhead. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (186 reviews)
"Home from home Female travelling alone felt very comfortable in bar area eating"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

The Anchorage Hotel
Trearddur Bay Hotel
Trearddur Bay Hotel
4 out of 5
Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Wales, LL65 2UN
The price is £134 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Holyhead. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (445 reviews)
"1st time to Anglesey brilliant location"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Trearddur Bay Hotel
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Bryngwran, Wales
Stay at this apartment in Holyhead. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a furnished patio. Popular attractions Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber and Rhosneigr Beach ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"Very quiet and rural little 2 bed studio. Good facilities and very clean. Access via very small lanes, but no problems with traffic!"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2021

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Stunning Cottage in Holyhead
Stunning Cottage in Holyhead
3 out of 5
Holyhead, Wales
Stay at this 3-star holiday home in Holyhead. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Porth Swtan and Church Bay are located nearby. ...
Stunning Cottage in Holyhead
Newly renovated Maisonette in Holyhead Sea View
Newly renovated Maisonette in Holyhead Sea View
Holyhead, Wales
Stay at this apartment in Holyhead. Enjoy WiFi, a Smart TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions St Cybi's Church and Holyhead Harbour are located nearby. Discover ...
Newly renovated Maisonette in Holyhead Sea View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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