Holyhead is located on Holy Island, Anglesey, on the north west tip of Wales. The town is best known as the ferry port that links Wales to Ireland via the Irish ports of Dublin and Dun Laoghaire. However, it's position on the beautiful Holy Island with fine beaches at Trearddur Bay and Porth Dafarch, an abundance of historic sites, and the dramatic cliffs of North and South Stack make Holyhead more than just a stopping off point while waiting for the Ferry to Ireland.
The town is built around the Church of St Cybi, which itself is built inside the walls of a Roman fort and naval base that was founded in the late 3rd century in an attempt to control pirates in the Irish Sea. The remains of the Roman walls, with the corner towers still standing, are some 13ft, in height and at the southern end of the site is the nave of a 14th Century small detached chapel built over Cybi's grave.
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