The town is not solely a ferry port though, there are many attractions and it is a busy visitors and shopping centre.
The port is located near to Holyhead town centre, accessible by taking the A5 from Midlands or the A55 from Chester. Once you get to Holyhead town centre you just need to follow the signs to the port. The ferry terminals are split into a passenger terminal and a vehicle terminal and are operated by Irish Ferries and the Stena Line which both operate services to Ireland.
The terminal facilities at Holyhead include a good selection of cafés that serve food, snacks, and hot and cold drinks. There are also Bureaux de change and some cash points in addition to disabled toilets, lifts and baby changing facilities. There are free of charge short term car parks there and further out from the port you can get Park & Ride services. Should you wish to park at the port there is a fee based long term car park.
There are two main companies serving Holyhead, one is Stena Line and the other is Irish Ferries. Stena Line goes to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland up to four times a day. If you travel by HSS Fastcraft then the journey takes an hour and 39 minutes and takes both passengers and vehicles. There are two daily crossings to Dublin Port in Ireland which takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes by Super Ferry. Irish Ferries offers six daily crossings to Dublin Port in Ireland, with an approximate crossing time of 3 hours and 15 minutes by Cruise Ferry and 1 hour and 49 minutes by SwiftFerry.
The town centre of Holyhead offers many good places to eat in addition to a cinema and a theatre. Visitors can stay in a range of places, and many people use Holyhead accordingly as an overnight stop when they are going to or from Ireland or just if they are touring Anglesey itself. Holyhead also offers excellent golfing, fishing and sailing facilities along with great scenery, beaches and walks.
People who like history will like knowing that the burial chambers of Barcloddiad Yr Gawes and the church in the sea of Porth Cwyfan are nearby. There is also a maritime museum in Holyhead where you can find out about the 100 or so shipwrecks near there and the South Stack Lighthouse is also worth a visit.