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Overview

Northern military outpost in a strategic coastal location

Dating back to the 3rd century, Caer Gybi’s position on low cliffs overlooking the sea suggests it was part of a coastal network of defences, possibly linked to the late Roman watchtower at Caer y Twr on the summit of Holyhead Mountain.

The walls of this rectangular fort are extremely well-preserved, standing up to 13ft/4m high and 5ft/1.5m thick. You can also see remains of four corner towers. Occupying a vantage point above the harbour, the 26ft/7.9m north-east tower is the most prominent, though the top section is a later rebuild possibly dating to the medieval period.


Opening times

Daily 10am - 4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

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Directions

Road
In Holyhead, overlooking the harbour, off A5
Rail
Holyhead

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.