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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Holy Island International Visitor Gateway Project

Isle of Anglesey Country Council secured and invested £2.9 million from the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government, through Visit Wales, to deliver a package of tourism improvement schemes during 2019 to 2023. 

The schemes have improved the area’s appeal to international visitors, including the increasing number of cruise ship passengers.

List of completed schemes

The list of schemes delivered include:

  • improved visitor signage and wayfinding
  • Roman Fort tower access and viewing platform
  • refurbishment of Swift Square visitor public conveniences
  • new visitor centre at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
  • match-funding a number of Holy Island Landscape Partnership improvement schemes 
  • clearance of eyesore harbourside structures
  • ferry terminal imagery to promote North Wales
  • extra CCTV
  • clearance of overgrown vegetation at Saint Cybi’s church
  • refurbishment of Wildlife Trust kiosk building at Breakwater Park

Projects overview

The 'Holy Island Visitor Gateway Project Achievements Presentation' (link opens a new tab) document gives an overview and contains images of the projects undertaken.

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Breakwater Park Visitor Centre

A modern visitor centre has been opened at Holyhead’s award-winning Breakwater Country Park as part of an all-Wales scheme to create and improve key visitor facilities.


The schemes were delivered by the Economic Development Team and external delivery partners. Several of the component projects were co-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).