The ferry port of Holyhead in Wales is your gateway to Ireland with the Holyhead to Dublin ferry crossing running about 42 times per week. The Holyhead to Dublin ferry route is operated by Irish Ferries & Stena Line and the sailing itself is from around 3 hours 15 minutes.
The union of Britain with Ireland in 1800 increased the need to improve the road route from London to Dublin and, by this time, Holyhead had emerged as the primary port for sea access, mainly due to the fact that it is the closest point on the British coast to Ireland.
The town's centre is built around St. Cybi's church, which is built inside one of Europe's only three-walled Roman forts (the fourth wall being the sea, which used to come up to the fort). The Romans also built a lighthouse on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr, a prehistoric fortress. Settlements in the area date from prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones featuring in the highest concentration in Britain.
Holy Island (Ynys Gybi) is blessed with Anglesey's best scenery.
Holyhead Ferry Port is located on Anglesey in North Wales and is conveniently situated about 100 metres from the end of the A55 dual carriageway. It is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Chester, 2 hours from Liverpool, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours and 15 minutes from Birmingham when travelling by car.
Holyhead Railway station is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Manchester.
Leave the train at Holyhead Station and follow directions along the platform into the main Port terminal. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Terminal 1.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Holyhead or trains to Wales pages.
There is a large long stay car park available with a park and ride service taking customers to Terminal 1. Payment may be made by cash or credit card using the car machine in the car park.
Port of Holyhead, Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd LL65 1DQ
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