Holyhead in Wales is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with a range of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year
By visiting the beautiful island of Anglesey, make sure you stop in-largest city, Holyhead. Admire the natural beauty at Penrhos Country Park, a nature reserve full of various flora and fauna of the region. Holyhead Breakwater Country Park is on the site of a former quarry, now with a variety of hiking trails.
Holyhead Port offers much to see. For those interested in local history, the Maritime Museum Holyhead is an obvious choice. Offers sites to inform about shipwrecks, pirates and air raid shelters of the Second World War. Holyhead Cinema also promises a busy day out fun, with the affordable entrance, a café and a playground for children.
South Stack Lighthouse visitor centre
South Stack Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1809, marking a small island off Anglesey at the forefront northwest Wales. Reopened in 2017.
The South Stack of historic lighthouse is located on a small island accessible by a descent of 400 steps the continent’s steep cliffs.
Visitors can visit the old lighthouse machine room before getting to the top of the lighthouse. South Stack is a wonderful place to watch thousands of seabirds nesting whose guillemots, puffins and razorbills.
RSPB South Stack Cliffs reserve
This reserve is one of the clifftop best places in North Wales to watch seabirds and offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the area.
During the summer nesting season, visitors can learn about bird life – and look through telescopes – the center of the RSPB in the tower of Ellin. The embattled construction date 1868 and was built by William Owen Stanley local MP, later, the Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey as a summer home for his wife Ellin.
The photo was taken from the lighthouse side in 1890. You can see Ellin tower on the horizon on the right.
The historian and naturalist Thomas Pennant visited the area in the 1770s and then writes the eggs of seabirds – including peregrines, cormorants, herons, razorbills and guillemots – were searched for food. The egg collector was lowered from the clifftops by a rope held by one or more other persons. Once the weight of the man falling fired rope holder on the edge of the cliff, and the two men fell to their death.
One of the main species of interest to South Stack throughout the year is the chough, a rare member of the crow family that you can easily recognize by its red bill and legs. Beware of crows in the fields near the visitor center.
South Stack reserve is a blaze of color in spring and summer, with flowers such as Thrift and campion Sea. Fleawort spatulas, which produces small yellow flowers, is unique to the cliffs of the island Holy-like Spotted rock rose, the flower of Anglesey County.
The path down to the South Stack lighthouse offers a splendid view of the twisted layers cliffs. Part of the earlier date of rocks in Cambrian era, which began there 570 million years.
Inside the visitor center are the remains of prehistoric settlements, including the oppidum of Caer y Twr on Holyhead Mountain. Closer to South Stack are iron scraps huts, age and terraced farmland, called TY Mawr huts or Cytiau’r Gwyddelod ( “huts Irish people”). Excavations have suggested that nearby structures were used by the Romans and perhaps part of their defenses in the north of Anglesey, who had rich copper deposits.