Holyhead

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Holyhead
The south facade of St Cybi's Church - geograph.org.uk - 742776.jpg
St Cybi's Church, Church in Wales
Holyhead is locatit in Anglesey
Holyhead
Holyhead
Location within Anglesey
Population11,431 2011 Census[1]
OS grid referenceSH2482
Commonty
  • Holyhead
Principal aurie
Ceremonial coonty
KintraWales
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounHOLYHEAD
Postcode destrictLL65
Diallin code01407
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU PairlamentWales
UK Pairlament
Welsh Assemmly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633Coordinates: 53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633

Holyhead (// ; Welsh: Caergybi Welsh pronunciation: [kɑːɨrˈɡəbi], "Cybi's fort") is a toun in Wales an a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland. It is an aw a community an the lairgest toun in the Isle o Anglesey coonty, wi a population o 13,659 at the 2011 census. Holyhead is on Holy Island, which is separated frae Anglesey bi a very nairae channel an wis oreeginally connected tae Anglesey via the Four Mile Brig an nou bi the Stanley Embankment.

In the mid-19t century, Lord Stanley, a local philanthropist, funded the building o a lairger causeway,[citation needit] kent locally as "The Cobb", it nou cairies the A5 an the railwey line. The A55 dual carriageway runs parallel tae the Cobb on a modren causeway.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.