Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi) is the largest town and community on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. The town is an important port that serves Ireland. The 2011 census found that the town had 11,431 residents.
St. Mary's Help of Christians Church
|Location within Anglesey
|11,431 (2011 census)
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The town's name in Welsh means "Cybi's fort".
It used to have a large aluminium smelting industry, using the large smelters on the outskirts of the town. However, the aluminium company closed in September 2009.
The Anglesey Coastal Path starts and finishes here.
As well as a busy port, the town also has a busy railway station. It is the end of the North Wales Coast Line that runs from Crewe in Cheshire, England. There are direct trains to towns and cities across the North Wales coast such as Bangor, Prestatyn and Rhyl as well as longer distance trains to Chester, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Manchester, Hereford and Cardiff.
St Cybi's Church
Boats in Holyhead Harbour
Holyhead around 1850