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Holyhead Anglesey Wales
Holy Island is an island on the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The island is best known as the location of the terminal for the Irish Ferry at Holyhead, ....and as being the end of the road. The road in question is the A5 that stretches from London to Holyhead. But there is more to Holy Island, much more. Known in Welsh as Ynys Gybi,'the island of Cybi', Holy Island, as its name suggests, is home to many historic religious sites including St Cybi's Church close to the port at Holyhead. The church was founded in the 6th Century by the Cornish Saint Cybi but the walls forming the perimeter of the churchyard are believed to be more ancient. Indeed they are thought to be the remains of a Roman fort built to protect themselves from marauding pirates. There is so much to see on Holy Island might I suggest, if you are visiting Holyhead to take the Ferry to Ireland, you get there a day early, that way you will have time to take a walk or a drive round the island. Visit St Cybi's Church, Holyhead Mountain, South Stack lighthouse and bird sanctuary, Standing Stones at Penrhos Feilw, the Trefignath Burial Chamber, St Gwenfaen's Holy Well, Rhoscolyn Beach, Silver Bay, Treaddur Bay and Cymyran Strait to name but a few of Holy Island's attractions. Or simply walk the dramatic coastline following the island section of the Anglesey Coastal Path.
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