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Date: 12 May 2017 (Friday)
Route: Liverpool – Holyhead
Distance: 100 miles (1 hr 56 min)
Hotel: Holyhead Travelodge (£77/£61)
|(Celtic Gateway Bridge, Holyhead)|
|(Moody weather all the way to Holyhead)|
|(Massive traffic on the bridge)|
|(Having tuna sandwich for lunch)|
|(Crossing the England/Wales border)|
|(Still cloudy and slight drizzle)|
|(Sharing the motorway with motorbikes)|
|(Passing through the town of Conwy)|
|(The Four Mile Bridge crossing)|
|(The main road heading towards Holyhead)|
Holyhead is located on Holy Island, It was originally connected to Anglesey via Four Mile Bridge, so called because the bridge was four miles from Holyhead on the old turnpike Road. In the mid 19th century, a local philanthropist, funded the building of a larger causeway, known locally as "The Cobb", it now carries the A5 and the railway line. The A55 dual carriageway runs parallel to the Cobb on a modern causeway.
|(A long and winding road to Holyhead)|
|(Entering the Holy Island)|
|(The breakwater shelter of the Port of Holyhead)|
|(An evening walk to the Ferry Terminal)|
|(The Railway Station next to the Ferry Terminal)|
There is access to the port via a building shared with Holyhead railway station, which is served by the North Wales Coast Line to Chester and London Euston. The walk between trains and ferry check in is less than two minutes, but longer from the remote platform 1, used by Virgin Trains.
|( A pedestrian and cycle bridge)|
|(Pass this way with pure heart)|
|(A series of bronze plaques on the bridge)|
|(The bridge is wheelchair and pram accessible)|
|(Reduce walking time across the railway lines)|
The port is accessible to motor vehicles via both the A5 and the A55 roads. Pedestrian access from Holyhead town centre is via the Celtic Gateway, a bridge linking town and port, and takes about five minutes from our Travelodge. The largest ferries arrive and depart from the 300-metre Admiralty Pier.