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Jun 12, 2019 - Dublin to Holyhead

12 Jun – Wednesday Today is bloody cold and wet, there will be bugger all walking if this keeps up! We check out after breakfast and store our bags. Our sailing is not until 8.50pm, so we will see how the weather goes. As it was, it was rubbish. This would be the coldest and wettest so far. We stayed in the hostel, warm and dry, for most of the day, venturing out only to organise supplies for the trip tonight. Cynthea went to the nearest supermarket for lunch supplies, and made enough to take on the boat with us. Tony booked a taxi to the...

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Jun 30, 2018 - Wales of fun

June 29, Friday Onto the bus and off we went Island hopping. People have lived here for 2000 years. The Druids high priests of the Celtics lived here. They were responsible for naming our days of the week. Monday for the Moon, Thursday for Thor, Sunday for the Sun etc. They worshipped the elements of nature. The months of the year were also named at this time. The Romans came and when they left Christianity found a foothold and grew. Children in the 40s & 50s were punished for speaking Welsh and now its a heritage language. The Mac...

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Jun 10, 2016 - lighthouse walk

09 – 10 June Well our final travel plans are all set, booked and paid for! Not our way of doing things normally but it does feel better knowing that we are organized for the next couple of weeks. Our usual way of wandering into town and finding our little piece of paradise just doesn’t seem to work in Europe, certainly not in the UK. So when in Rome……..or Wales………….or England………. Switching from bus to train travel has meant that we are able to explore further afield so Friday we were Anglesey, and more specifically Holyhead, bound. Anglesey...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Holy Island and Parys Mountain

Compared to the day before we woke up to grey skies and strong winds. We decided to head to the north of Anglesey to the area just outside the ferry town of Holyhead to visit the South Stacks and Holyhead Mountain. This is an area of rocky cliffs and a sea bird nesting area. We had identified there was a walk to explore the area in our 1001 Great Walks book. The weather looked fine when we started our walk but suddenly the sea fret came in and you could not see anything. It was also cold with the wind. We decided to return to the car as it...

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May 8, 2012 - Sail and Rail

Tuesday 8th May We are up early and down in the dining room just after 7am for a good feed and a few coffees before travelling. We step out front about 7.40 and hail a cab pretty much straight away. We tell the cab driver we need to be at the ferry terminal by 8am to check in, and he says that wont be a problem, so we head off. As we get near the port the driver starts to ask just where we are going, we tell him the ferry terminal, we are going to Holyhead. He isn’t quite sure where to take us, we figure that there will be signs. Then we...

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Apr 15, 2012 - Wales - Holyhead

10th April 2012 (Bed No 13) This morning we drove from Swansea to Hollyhead in Wales. What an impressive drive this was. We had expected to be travelling on a highway for hours but our GPS took us through some of the most beautiful countryside with spectacular views. The Lonely Planet book said that when in Ireland, if you didn’t like the weather, just wait 10 minutes and it would change. This day was a perfect example; the day started with a little shower, the sun then decided to shine, followed by hail then back to the perfect day (a...

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Aug 26, 2011 - Holyhead

We started the day with a walking tour of the city of liverpool, mainly the local sites such as the docks, cathedrals, and quite a history lesson on the Beatles, as well as a visit to the Club "The Cavern" were the Beatles started out, Liverpool seems to idealise them, there are monuments, statues, and pubs all named after them. Today we headed south to Holyhead to catch the ferry to the land of the green and the leprechauns. As we travelled down the west coast of England into Wales, we stop at the train station which has the longest name...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Wales

Didn’t know anything about Wales… what a treat it turned out to be! The biggest problem was deciding which direction to go and what to plan to see. There is way too much here for a one day visit!! We did the standard drill, grabbed a taxi on the dock and agreed on a price for a 4 hour tour and headed for the town of Caernarfon to see the Castle by the same name. On the way we passed by the town of LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH, the town with the longest name in the world (it’s the truth!). Caernarfon Castle is...

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May 20, 2011 - Why on earth are you in Holyhead?

"Why on earth are you in Holyhead?" was the question a woman in the pub asked us. "No one ever stays in Holyhead - it is a dead town", she added. Well, when we got off the train the sun was shining, we checked into our B&B and then took a lovely walk around the dock area and breakwater. We popped into the before mentioned pub and had a lively conversation with the locals. They directed us to an Indian restaurant where we had a very good meal. Yes the town is all boarded up but we had a good afternoon there. Jennings Ale was on tap. So, why...

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Jul 1, 2010 - Holyhead

The ferry crossing from Dublin to Wales was 2 hours, smooth and comfortable. In Holyhead we picked up lots of literature at the tourist office, then checked in to campground. Took a drive to see a really nice Neolithic hut site. We saw three castles in Wales built by King Edward I, to establish his dominance there in the 13th century. They are all well restored and surrounded by cute walled towns.

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Sep 14, 2008 - Holyhead

Sunday we drove from Keswick to Holyhead in Wales. We catch the ferry tomorrow morning to Ireland. The trip was pretty good – we kept to the motor way for the most part. The day was distinguishable as the first truly sunny one since arriving here. Even if it hasn’t rained it was always partly cloudy at least with rain threatening. Just over the border we stopped to have a look at Colwyn Castle which has been restored and is furnished in the 18th Century style. It gives you a really good picture of how they used to live. Like most of these...

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May 11, 2007 - England & Wales

I left London about 0900 this morning on a train. The ride was really rough and I was motion sick a couple of times (this is not like me at all!!!)(maybe too much wine last night with my friends!) Anyhow...four hours on a train and I arrived in Holyhead, Wales. There were a couple of castles (the train was going to fast to take pix) along the way. Holyhead reminds me a bit of Victoria...a coastal city with the ocean and ferry terminals. I walked about 10 minutes from the British Rail Station to the ferry terminal before boarding the...

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