Holyhead PortAugust 17 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C
Holyhead was a tender port. Many of the stops on the cruise had been planned for when passengers were not allowed to go ashore independently. This is the first cruise that has changed on, but it meant getting a tender was a challenge as all the shore excursions had priority. We got the 10.15 tender with a planned route to walk to South Stack Lighthouse and back - about 4 hours.
In the port itself, there were some fabulous buildings that has clearly been left to ruin. Government House and Soldiers Point used to belong to civil engineers apparently who constructed the 2.4km breakwater - the longest in the UK. Government House also became the HQ of RAF Holyhead. Both had sadly been boarded up and were collapsing which was a real shame given their evident beauty.
We picked up the Anglesey Coastal Path and headed put into the purple heather to climb towards the lighthouse.Read more