Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Holyhead, United Kingdom

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Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Anglesey in the northwest of Wales. Holyhead is the biggest town in the county, with an estimated population of 12,000. The town's center is assembled around St. Cybi's church, which is built inside one of Europe's only three-walled Roman forts. Holyhead is famous for its busy ferry port and freight harbor. Stena Line, Europe's leading ferry company, operates from this port. Irish Ferries also operate from Holyhead. Ferries sail to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland and this forms the main link for surface transport from central and northern England and Wales to Ireland. Holyhead's maritime significance was at its paramount in the 19th century when the two and a half mile breakwater, broadly known to be one of Britain's deluxe, was built, creating a trustworthy harbor for vessels caught in stormy waters on their way to Liverpool and the industrial ports of Lancashire. Holyhead's sea heritage is remembered in its maritime museum.

Things to Do

If you visit Holyhead, Wales make sure you stop in at Holyhead Maritime Museum. The museum has the history of Holyhead is illustrated through photographs, artifacts, and ships models, from Roman times to the present day.

You can also visit Carreglwyd which is an exotic garden. The wooded gardens were remodeled in the 18th century. A large lawn, with specimen trees, leads down to an ornamental lake and walled garden. Paths take you round the whole garden or along woodland and lakeside walks for your enjoyment.

Driving Directions

Directions from Homer Airport to Port of Homer

  • Start out going WEST on KACHEMAK DR toward SHIRLENE CIR.
  • Turn LEFT onto HOMER SPIT RD.
  • Finally end at City of Homer Port Harbor
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