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“Deserves more publicity”

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Holyhead
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Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Deserves more publicity”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The local authorities are gradually increasing the information available on this site - from 1850 to 1870 or so - and it is a place of considerable interest. The great "gouge" of rock from the side of the great hill was the source of the rock from which the breakwater (the longest in the UK) was constructed. I take a little pride in the place as, when the Prince of Wales travelled in a special train along the breakwater at the breakwater's official opening in 1873, my great-great grandfather was its driver. But it is now becoming a well-organised centre, not only for its history and Holyhead's cultural activities, but also for accentuating the wildlife in the area. I look forward to my next visit.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Amlodhi
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75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Stunning scenery, awful signposting.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Loved it, shame the parking is now not free but it's pretty affordable. Stunning views of Holyhead and the breakwater, it's just a shame the walks are so badly signposted. There's a map of colour coded walks yet when you set out the coloured dots are nowhere to be found! Laughable really. The circuit walk is a bit treacherous in bad conditions, you're probably better off finding your own path and walking the distance you want.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank MattyLion
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“Holyhead`s Hidden Gem”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This country park is a hidden gem, I have been visiting the park for a number of years and there is always something different to see and experience. What was once a working quarry providing stone for the nearby Holyhead harbour breakwater and the site of a brickworks and since 1990 was open to the public as a country park. Part of the park is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and has a great deal to offer.
The park has a pay & display car park with adequate disabled bays with public toilets and a RADAR key operated disabled toilet.
The Park is easy to fine and can be reached by following the sign posts on Holyhead waterfront or you can leave the car and walk along the straight tarmac path into the park taking in views of the breakwater with its passing boats and ferries and enjoying the glorious abundance of natural landscape.
on our last visit this June 2013 there had been some additions to the attractions and amenities, there is now there is a visitors information centre, a shop selling gifts drinks and snacks also recently opened a café.
We also loved the use of the Old Brickworks which now hosts a open air gallery with Mosiacs and art from local artists.
We were amazed at the abundance of wildlife there was we were lucky to see a peregrine falcon and the rare Chough and loads and loads of butterflies and lovely wild flowers.
if you love walking like we do there are plenty of walks for different abilities which are well sign posted for the more adventurists you can walk over Holyhead mountain along the coast to South Stack Lighthouse with its RSPB reserve (you may see a Chough or Puffin) or the North Stack Fog Station.
We often sometimes just sit by the pond which is near the car park and watch anglers trying to catch a fish or the model boat club sailing their little yachts and most of the time relaxing and watch the ducks.
The main thing we love about the parks its beautiful, quiet and its free.
I am sure we will revisit the Park in the near future.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Saltwitch
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