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Holyhead, the port town
Member Name: ninacolada86
Disadvantages: A bit Quiet
When you first arrive off the boat in Holyhead, there is a train station that has trains to all the major stops and is very efficient and easy to use. If however you fancy a stroll then the town has got some famous landmarks.
I have taken the ferry, from Dublin to Holyhead several times, and on several occasions l have spent the day in Holyhead, walking through the narrow twisting streets, and taking full advantage of the many charity shops and bargains there! But there is more to this charming town then a busy ferry port and quaint shops.
Overlooking the sea, is a church with fascinating old graves to discover, and ancient high walls, this is easily accessed from the center of town, and is a perfect place to take in some sea air. It is built on the remains of a roman fort, and some of the remains, including a fascinating wall and arch still stand. There is also a interesting maritime museum, where you can learn about the hundreds of shipwrecks that occurred there off the coast. Driving in the surrounding countryside, there are picturesque scenes, of grazing sheep, with the majestic sea rolling behind as a backdrop.
Taking the coast road, is the best way to go, just be prepared for a longer but more satisfying drive. All in all, it is a quiet and beautiful town, to spend a few hours in as you either visit or stopover on route to Ireland.
It really isn't a place that has much to see over a longer period of time, but for a few hours there is enough to keep you busy. I am giving it only four stars due to the fact that entertainment wise, it has only pubs to offer.
Summary: A picturesque stopover