Holyhead is a large town situated on the Island of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) in North Wales. It is the ideal location for a family friendly cottage rental holiday in Wales. Holyhead is best known for its large ferry port offering fast sailings to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire for visitors interested in day tips to Ireland.
Holyhead’s deep history and varied terrain means the area is renowned for some fantastic walks and sights. Within the town, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants offering delicious food and drink, independent cinemas, museums, exhibitions and events. The town also lies within easy reach of some stunning Anglesey beaches such as Hell's Mouth.
Gorgeous views of nearby Porth Diana beach fill the ample windows of the delightfully appointed Porth House in Anglesey, on Holy Island. Sunlight bathes the two floors of the pet-free, three-bedroom coastal cottage which boasts luxurious finishes, wooden floors, an open fire and a hot tub.
Anchorage House spoils visitors with magnificent views of Porth Diana, luxury fittings, architectural design features, a cosy open fire, sauna and spa. The four-bedroom, pet-free cottage stands across the road from the sheltered, sandy beach on Holy Island and makes for a perfect seaside holiday.
Holyhead has a Maritime Museum housed in the oldest lifeboat station in Wales. It houses a huge collection of exhibits, which tells the long but enthralling maritime history of Holyhead and the surrounding area. The Ucheldre Centre, formerly a chapel, is a popular arts centre that provides art events, exhibitions, workshops and film screenings.
For those that want to get involved with something a bit different, Outdoor Active Sports is an outdoor activity centre based near Holyhead which offers a great deal of exciting adventures from ‘coasteering’ and rock climbing to kayaking in the Irish Sea. It’s also possible to spend your days on Anglesey kayaking, sailing, caving and swinging through the trees on a tree-tops rope course.
Holyhead is an ideal location for tourists due to its huge amount of fantastic restaurants and independent stores that cover the town. There’s also a cinema and several supermarkets if you fancy to cook up some delicious meals at your family friendly cottage rental.
Anglesey appeals to guests looking to combine a visit with a holiday. The Isle hosts annual events such as the Oyster Festival in October, walking and cycling festival in May and a popular beer festival in September.
The prehistoric and Roman history-surrounding Holyhead makes it a superb location for some interesting walks. A challenging but equally rewarding walk is the trek to the South Stack Lighthouse, the lighthouse is open to the public and offers incredible views from the top of the lighthouse and fascinating history in the engine room and exhibition areas. The Holyhead Mountain is also close by, offering a great walk and great spot for birdwatchers with a RSPB Reserve nearby.
Anglesey Airport is just a short train journey away from the station at the heart of Holyhead, and is also close to the 18-hole Anglesey Golf Club making it an ideal holiday location for golf enthusiasts. Visitors to Anglesey can fly in from Ireland, Cardiff and the Isle of Man. Alternatively, enjoy a day trip to these destinations.
For something completely different, why not hop on the ferry to Dublin? There’s an incredible amount of culture to explore and shopping to do there, along with some of the best nightlife in the UK.