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Holyhead / Caergybi is a town and Irish Sea port on the west of the main island of Anglesey in northwest Wales. Although the town is on Holy Island, the ferry terminal is on the smaller Salt Island, which has had land reclaimed to manage modern ferry services.

There are regular sailings between Holyhead and Dublin in Ireland. There used to be sailings from here to other ports as well, such as Dún Laoghaire, but these have since ceased.

The A5 and A55 roads terminate near the ferry terminal, alongside Holyhead Station to the south of the port harbour. The A55 is a high-quality dual carriageway, while the A5 is the older route constructed by Thomas Telford, and is now a local road. Originally, the A5 ended at the entrance to the Mail Pier by the Admiralty Arch, the traditional mooring point of the ferry to Dublin. This pier is still used by the Irish Ferries Swift service. The other services by Irish Ferries and Stena Line run from modernised mooring points to the north of Salt Island.

Both roads connect to the rest of Anglesey via the Stanley Embankment, as does the North Wales Coast Line rail service to Crewe via Chester. The original embankment was constructed by Telford and opened in 1823. It was widened in 1848 to accommodate the railway to Holyhead, and again in 2001 for the A55 North Wales Expressway.

The other significant road at Holyhead is the B4545, which was the main road to Holy Island before 1823. It runs to the south of the island via Four Mile Bridge to meet up with the A5 and A55 at Valley, on Anglesey.


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Bangor Northern terminus is at Ferry terminal roundabout


Penrhos, Y Fali / Valley London Road to A5153 signed as Traffig lleol / Local traffic


(From eastbound A5:) Bangor (A55) 850 metre link A5 to A55 to B4545


(Northbound:) Canol y dref / Town centre Victoria Road: former route of the A5 towards Admiralty Arch


Bai Trearddur / Trearddur Bay, Kingsland


Dublin Operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line


Dun Laoghaire


A5 • A55 • A5153 • A5154 • B4545 • E22 • E34 (Old System) • EuroVelo 2 • Ffordd Gogledd Cymru • Holyhead Road • NCN8 • T11 (Britain)
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Places in Wales
Major destinationsBridgend Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr • Cardiff Caerdydd • Cwmbrân • Llanelli • Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tudful • Neath Castell-nedd • Newport Casnewydd • Port Talbot • Swansea Abertawe • Wrexham Wrecsam
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Other placesAberaeron • Abergele • Barry Y Barri • Beaumaris • Caerphilly Caerffili • Cardiff-Wales Airport Maes Awyr Caerdydd-Cymru • Denbigh Dinbych • Ebbw Vale Glen Ebwy • Flint Y Fflint • Harlech • Hirwaun • Lampeter Llanbedr Pont Steffan • Llangefni • Pontypool Pont-y-pŵl • Pontypridd • Prestatyn • Presteigne Llanandras • Pwllheli • Rhyl Y Rhyl • St Asaph Llanelwy • St Davids Tyddewi • Treherbert • Treorchy Treorci • Y Felinheli

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