Holyhead

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Holyhead
St. Mary's Help of Christians Church, Holyhead
St. Mary's Help of Christians Church
Map of Anglesey, with a red dot showing the position of Holyhead
Map of Anglesey, with a red dot showing the position of Holyhead
Holyhead
Location within Anglesey
Population11,431 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSH2482
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHOLYHEAD
Postcode districtLL65
Dialling code01407
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°19′N 4°38′W / 53.31°N 4.63°W / 53.31; -4.63Coordinates: 53°19′N 4°38′W / 53.31°N 4.63°W / 53.31; -4.63

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.

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.

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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.

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