As a major seaport, the town of Holyheadin Wales draws an eclectic and ever changing mix of people to its streets. With this in mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that this remarkable little town has a vibrant energy and excellent restaurants to enjoy. And, as if that isn’t enough, 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 for the Anglesey coastal path. With natural wonders in abundance, a rich and far-reaching maritime history and the longest breakwater in the UK, there is no shortage of interesting features to enjoy in this quirky town.
Holyhead Breakwater PromenadeAt 1.7 miles long, Holyhead Breakwater is the longest in the UK – a particularly impressive feat when you consider that the structure was completed in 1873. In good weather, you can enjoy a gentle stroll along the promenade that sits atop this piece of Victorian history. At the end you will find a small lighthouse and outstanding offshore views of the Welsh coastline.
Holyhead’s South Stack Lighthouse and RSPB ReserveFor lighthouse lovers, the town has another impressive treat in store. West of central Holyhead, South Stack Lighthouse has been calling out to sailors in the dark for over 200 years. It is situated in a RSPB nature reserve that is home to rare birds, including puffins and choughs. You don’t need to be a geologist to appreciate the rock formations here either. But don’t forget your binoculars!
Breakwater Country ParkFrom sheer cliffs to countryside, another outdoor option is the Breakwater Country Park. Built in the quarry from which the granite was taken for Holyhead Breakwater – hence the name – the park is over 100 acres in size. Climb Holyhead Mountain, enjoy views from the highest point in Anglesey and come down the other side where you can have a well-earned cup of tea in the park cafe, whilst you soak up the tranquillity.
Eating Out in HolyheadWith all this local walking available, and the Anglesey coastal path and nearby Snowdonia National Park haven’t been mentioned yet, you’re bound to work up an appetite. As a port town, Holyhead has dozens of great places to eat. Find a bistro overlooking the harbour or stop off for a cake in one its quaint tearooms. There’s some excellent international cuisine here too, so you can choose from Indian, Mexican, Chinese or Thai. You’ll always find some hearty pub grub nearby too, and as you would expect of a British seaside town – a good old fashioned fish and chip shop or two!
Visit Holyhead In Holyheadyou can expect to find all this and more. Bustling with a great restaurant scene, a plethora of great places to stay and even its own maritime museum, booking a trip to Holyhead is guaranteed to help you get away from it all. Book your trip to Holyheadwith Expedia today.