Holyhead Port Ferry Overview
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Anglesey in the north west of Wales located on Holy Island which is connected to Anglesey by Four Mile Bridge. Holyhead has a busy ferry port handling more than 2 million passengers each year.
Stena Line, Europe's biggest ferry company, operates from the port as do Irish Ferries. Ferries sail to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire in Ireland and this forms the principal link for surface transport from central and northern England and Wales to Ireland.
Holyhead ferry port was built in the 1860's and runs over 1.75 miles from the shore to provide shelter for the New Harbour. Holyhead is mainly a ferry port. Conventional ferries take about 3.5 hours for the crossing, whereas the high-speed craft can take as little as 1.5 hours.
There is archaeological evidence that people have been sailing between Holyhead and Ireland for 4,000 years. Holyhead's sea heritage is remembered in a maritime museum.