Holyhead is best known as the ferry port that links England and Wales to Ireland via the Irish ports of Dublin and DunLaoghaire. But it's position on this beautiful Island with its fine beaches, abundance of historic sites, and the dramatic cliffs of North and South Stack make Holyhead more than just a stopping off point. The town centre offers a number of good places to eat, a theatre and a cinema as well as a golf club and swimming pool.
The Northern half of Holy Island is ranged around the skirts of Holyhead Mountain rising 700 feet to the west of Holyhead. Its summit is ringed by Iron Age remains, one of the largest sites in North Wales. A path leads two miles west to the top of Holyhead Mountain though many visit the Clifftop Ellins Tower Seabird Centre where you can observe thousands of birds, razorbills, guillemots and puffins nestling on the nearby sea cliffs.
A couple of miles south of Holyhead the scattered settlement of Treaddur Bay shambles across low grassy hills around a deeply indented bay punctured by rocky coves. At the very southern tip of the island, a mile from Treaddur Bay is Rhoscolyn , another scattered seaside settlement but smaller and quieter than its neighbour. With a couple of exquisite sandy beaches, lots of rocky outcrops and some delightful coastal walking it makes for a lovely and relaxing day out.
Nature and wildlife lovers will appreciate the Breakwater Country Park, over 100 acres of amazing beauty. Interesting birdlife commonly seen at the park include the stonechat, chough and peregrine falcon with oystercatchers and cormorants on the coast. You may also be fortunate enough to spot seals, regular visitors to the Anglesey coastline.