Shore Excursions Holyhead
A Traditional Welsh Experience
Visit an 18th century manor house (Plas Newydd) and its gardens nestling beside the beautiful Menai Straits, before moving on to see traditional Welsh crafts and gifts, a warm Welsh welcome await all who visit the tiny village with one of the largest place names in the World - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!
Breathtaking walks and scenic golf courses
Some of the most breathtaking coastal views in Britain are now accessible to all thanks to the 125-mile Anglesey Coastal path. Spellbinding scenery, jaw-dropping views and beauty beyond belief - no one has an excuse! If you’re looking to unwind even further, why not play a round or two of golf at one of the Island’s many high quality courses.
- Sea-life, Shipwrecks and Servants of the Sea Tour
Come and learn more about Anglesey’s strong connection with the sea at the Holyhead Maritime Museum which is housed in Wales’ oldest lifeboat station. Then, visit a traditional Anglesey seaside thatched roof cottage at Swtan before moving on to Moelfre to learn more about one of the bravest men ever to have lived and of tragedy on such a scale that saw no less than Charles Dickens himself visit to put pen to paper.
Rare birds and beautiful coastline
Anglesey offers one of the most rewarding places in Britain for bird watching. Only 25 miles across it has an incredible and unique variety of habitats which attracts a diverse and interesting array of species.
- Culture, Castles and Windmills
Take a step back in time and enjoy some of the most unique aspects of Welsh heritage and culture. You will visit the only remaining working windmill in Wales (Llynnon Mill), seeing how flour was produced all those many years ago and even have the chance to buy this traditional flour product, which of course made bread to keep the working population of Wales alive. You’ll then move on to visit the most architecturally perfect castle in Britain - Beaumaris Castle. This quaint Victorian town and its prime seafront location, its small, colourful and unique ambiance is sure to leave you feeling amazed.
Finish the day in relaxing style at Oriel Ynys Môn (Anglesey Gallery). Unique and original artwork from two world renowned artists can be found here as well as a chronological timeline of Anglesey’s rich and fascinating past - complete with relics and original archaeological finds.
Something for Everyone in North Wales
Golf, Activities and Holyhead Town
- Cycling - The Copper Trail
A 36 mile circular tour, based around the
historic port of Amlwch. Once the biggest producer of copper in the world.
For bike hire +44(0)1248 811 200
- Horse riding – Tal y Foel
The old ferry point between Anglesey and Caernarfon, is
on the SouthWestern tip of Anglesey, close to Newborough forest. This centre offers its own off road track, in addition to indoor and outdoor training and schooling arenas.
- Motorsports – Anglesey Circuit
One of the most spectacularly sited racetracks in the world. This former army radar and missile training camp was redeveloped into imaginative cambers, hairpin bends and different track configurations, for all abilities. A must see for
- Water Sports
Anglesey boasts 125 miles of beautiful coastline all within easy reach of the port. Choose from wreck diving and windsurfing
to kayaking with just inquisitive seals for company.
For more information: www.visitanglesey.com
- Holyhead prides itself on providing a warm Welsh welcome to all and when she’s not entertaining the royal family, the Welsh harpist Claire Jones stops by to give a performance for our international visitors.
The beautiful parish church of St. Cybi in Holyhead is
one of the jewels in Anglesey's crown and is found in
the heart of the town. This ancient place of worship is a
treasure house of stained glass, carved wood and the
stone mason’s art. When you visit, you will be offered a
seat to relax whilst you take in the breathtaking song
from local choirs.
Holyhead boasts a wealth of talented Welsh musicians
and dancers, who can be enjoyed in the town itself and
on the quayside throughout your visit. When in Holyhead town you will be assisted by local volunteers, who are happy to help with any of your needs. Come along and see for yourself!