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  • Writer's pictureHoward Browes

Holyhead Harbour - Always Busy

We are are well into the busy summer season now, and May and June have been incredibly busy, our busiest since the pandemic. It is great that so many are choosing to visit Holyhead and obviously the ferries are very busy. This year we are seeing many more foot passenegers, and with the ferry port and train station located so close the The Hut, we are only a short walk either side of a ferry passage.

Feedback on our refurbished rooms and guest lounge is very positive. Whilst not all guests choose to leave a review, it is really appreciated by both Jay and me, and also the Hut Team, when guests do. Of course the online travel agents (OTA's) really push guests to leave reviews, but we prefer the reviews through are own review system. It always seems more personal and guests leave a review because they want to rather than being forced through an OTA. Remember you pay more to use OTA services, the choice is yours!

See opposite to see our latest reviews and also check availability. Remember, if your travel dates are flexible, you can get both cheaper room and ferry rates by traveling away from peak times.

One of the advantages of living in a busy working port, is the constant movement of vessels. Not only do we have the regualar ferries, both Stena and Irish Ferries, we also see many other commercial vessels.

This week the Ziton Wind Server entered the inner harbour.

The vessel was built by Ziton in 2014 and is used for major component replacement on wind turbines. Wind Server is equipped with a 400 tonnes crane and capable of working in water depths of up to 45 meters.

Also this week, the Paddle Steamer Waverley set off from Holyhead, with fare paying passengers, many locals for a cruise along the north coast of Anglesey to LLandudno.

PS Waverley is the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. Built in 1946, she sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until 1973. Bought by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS), she has been restored to her 1947 appearance and now operates passenger excursions around the British coast.

I am sure this was a great seagoing adventure, and am sorry to have missed the trip. If you look in the background you can just make out the Hut SEafront Inn.

In 2024, Holyhead is welcoming around 60 cruise ships. Yes, Holyhead is now definetly a stop for many cruise passengers from around the globe. Whilst some choose to go on some of the many excursions on offer, an increasing number are choosing to spend their time ashore in Holyhead. Any why not! Despite ST Cybis being closed, there is still so much to see - Holyhead Martime Museum, South Stack Lighthouse, the Ulchedre Arts Centre, Breakwater Country Park to name just a few.

Upcoming Events in Holyhead

Anglesey Autofest - 13th & 14th July

Hundreds of vehicles of all types on display

Outdoor trade stands

Indoor traders hall 

Food & drink vendors

FREE kids play area

LIVE music 



Camper village

Artisan Market Holyhead Festival

Holyhead Festival 25th - 28th July

The highlight of the summer in Holyhead. Holyhead Festival is a great event for all the family. There's a festival parade, music events in the evening (ticket only), craft and artisan stalls.

Have a great July everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hut Seafront Inn, Holyhead, Anglesey.



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