Holyhead is the largest town in the Wales' county of Isle of Anglesey. It is also a community and an Irish Sea port of great importance, serving Ireland.
Despite being the biggest in the county, with a population of 11,430 at 2011 census, Holyhead is neither the county town nor on the island of Anglesey. It is situated on Holy Island, which had a population of 13,660 in 2011. Holyhead was originally connected to Anglesey through Four Mile Bridge, so named because the bridge was 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Holyhead on the turnpike Road. In the middle of the 19th century, the local philanthropist, Lord Stanley, funded the construction of a larger causeway, locally known as "The Cobb". Today it carries A5 and the railway line.
The Port of Holyhead features a busy ferry port. The biggest ferry company in Northern Europe, Stena Line, operates from the port, along with Irish Ferries. Ferries sail to Dublin, Ireland and this forms the link for surface transport from Wales, central and northern England to Ireland.
An archaeological evidence exists that people have been sailing between Ireland and Holyhead for 4,000 years. The maritime importance of Holyhead was at its height during the 19th century with a 3 km (1.7 mile) long sea breakwater. The longest in the UK Holyhead Breakwater was built to create safe harbour for ships caught in stormy waters on the way to Liverpool and Lancashire's industrial ports. The sea heritage of Holyhead is remembered in town's maritime museum.
- (statistics) In 2017, Holyhead port had scheduled a record number of visiting cruise ships - 44 vessels, with over 20,000 passengers and potential cruise tourism windfall of over GBP 2 million. This increase over 2016 was 47% (in ship numbers) and 60% (in passenger numbers).
Highlights: Anglesey, Snowdonia, Conwy, Caernarvon and Harlech castles, Bodnant
Holyhead cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Anglesey Island dock at the Orthios berth (formerly Anglesey Aluminium), while larger ships are anchored in the outer harbour, from where their passengers are tendered via the ship's tender boats.
The Holyhead cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
If you lose the Holyhead location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Holyhead cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ships in port|
3 May, 2017
6 May, 2017
13 May, 2017
18 May, 2017
19 May, 2017
A record number of liners will sail into Holyhead this year, including the most luxurious cruise ship ever built. The schedule for 2017 was ...January 1, 2017