Holyhead punches above its weight. It’s a town with a population of less than 12,000 but has road signs pointing to it from all over North Wales. Why? A quick look at Holyhead’s history gives you the answer. It’s a port town that’s about as close as you can get to Dublin from Britain and has been a base for ferrying passengers across the Irish Sea for hundreds of years.
This sea route is so important that Holyhead was connected to the British rail network in 1850. It was a huge engineering feat that involved bridging the perilous Menai Strait between Wales and Anglesey, and the Cymyran Strait between Anglesey and Holy Island where Holyhead is situated. Now, you can travel directly to Holyhead from London, Chester and Manchester, then hop on the ferry to Ireland. The station is situated within the port complex, making for a quick and easy connection to the ferry.
There’s plenty to do in and around the town, whether it’s visiting a lighthouse, getting to know nature or taking a day trip on a boat. Read on to find out all you need to know about trains to Holyhead.