Holyhead is a large port town, itself set on the smaller Holy Island and linked the rest of Anglesey by road and rail over two connecting bridges.
Holyhead is usually visited as a stopping off point on the ferry to Dublin across the Irish Sea, rather than a destination in itself, but it does have some worthwhile attractions of its own.
The Ucheldre Centre is a great local arts centre set in a converted church with its own sculpture garden.
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park is a wonderful coastal green space created from the former quarry used to mine stone to create the largest breakwater in Europe.
The Holy Island has some beautiful and dramatic coastal scenery, most notably the soaring cliffs of North Stack and South Stack, with its picturesque lighthouse and seabird population. The RSPB reserve is a great place to see puffin, razorbill and guillemot. The south of Holy Island is a gentler landscape, with fantastic and peaceful sandy beaches at Trearddur Bay, Rhoscolyn and Silver Bay.
Get out into the countryside, explore the inland areas as well as the beautiful coastline.
South Stack Lighthouse Stunningly dramatic cliffs overlooking treacherous waters.
Holyhead Breakwater Land Train Travel along the scenic coastal Breakwater and Country Park.
Llynnon Mill Working windmill and museum of rural life.
Swtan Step back in time at this restored traditional thatched cottage and museum.
Holyhead Maritime Museum History of Anglesey seafaring, set in a historic former lifeboat station.
RSPB South Stack Cliffs Fantastic cliff seabird colony and dramatic coastal scenery.
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park Beautiful peaceful coastal park created from a former quarry.
Ucheldre Centre Centre for performing and visual arts.