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Disappointing experience

Whilst on holiday from Australia, we visited Holyhead. We saw the monument from town and thought it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris B
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
A must to climb for any visit to the Island

The view from the top of the cliff is excellent and gives a really good view of Holyhead port and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DavidTBSC
,
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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Turkey Shore Road, Holyhead, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday from Australia, we visited Holyhead. We saw the monument from town and thought it would be nice to walk to and a good vantahe point to take pictures. How disappointing. The walk up the steps was all overgrown and lined with litter...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the top of the cliff is excellent and gives a really good view of Holyhead port and the surrounding area. Its position is very urban now, rather different to when the monument was erected but it explains how Holyhead developed.

Thank DavidTBSC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to as it's in town for a nice view of the area. The climb is steep, but not far. Also gives a bit of the areas history.

Thank 08lj
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A little steep and a little high ut worth a visit for the views and to learn some of Holyhead's history.

Thank hil-ster
Reviewed 17 September 2016

this monument is a wonderful site to see up close but is up a very steep flight of stone steps. If you are able to make the climb please do it on a clear day & you will have the treat of not only seeing...More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Great views over the harbour and town. This was built as a thank you, from the town's folk, in memory of a man who did such a lot for the the area - so kind and generous.

Thank 21cyndyc
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We decided to take a quick stroll down to the harbour front when we saw this statue peering down at us. A quick detour up the steps and we were by the monument. Ok views but having seen the port from Holyhead mountain, this was...More

Thank Esther B
Reviewed 19 September 2014

went looking for an off license to get some tinnies and bacci but got lost and ended up on top of a craggy hill overlooking the port of holyhead. Mounted on top of the hill was an obelisk dedicated to the memory of captain skinner,...More

6  Thank Ben W
Reviewed 31 August 2014

the steps up were covered with broken glass and rubbish. Views from top are good, but I wouldn't recommend children are taken up

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 26 April 2014

was worth the walk up the steps - a really great view (don't forget your camera) + you learn some history

1  Thank angmel125
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