Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Holyhead, England, United Kingdom

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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.

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

May 16, 2006 - Tower of london, Wales

We woke up early to go back to St. Pauls and the Tower of London. The Tower was amazing. We did a tour run by a beefeater which hit all the highlights of the tower. In all we probably spent about 4 hours walking through the castle. We checked out of our hostel and headed to the train station to head off to Scotland. Only problem the tickets we had bought were only good until 3 and we missed the train. So we decided to head straight to Ireland, so no Scotland on this trip sorry. We caught the night train up to Holyhead, Wales. Sat in the...

Jump to full entry

Oct 3, 2005 - Anglesey

Headed into Caernarfon and checked out yet another castle, Caernarfon Castle. This was where Charels was invested as Pricne of Wales. Apart from Windsor and Hampton Court this was the most complete castle yet. We probably spend an hour and a half there wandering the towers, ramparts and looking throuhg the Welsh Guards museum. Anglesey was our next stop and we took the scenic route around the whole island. We can honestly say we had a pitstop (comfort stop!) at the town with the longest name in the world. We followed that with Beaumaris...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com