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Breakwater Country Park

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Breakwater Country Park
Holyhead
Anglesey/Sir Fon
Wales
LL65 1YG
Phone: 01248 752138
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Holyhead Breakwater Country Park was opened in 1990 and is located on the site of an old quarry which supplied stone for the 2.39km (1.5 miles) Holyhead Breakwater which formed Holyhead Harbour. It is the longest breakwater in Europe and was built between 1846 and 1873.

Part of the park lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which includes the North and South Stacks. There is an audio trail available on their website which is downloadable to MP3 players.

Located within one of the major industrial remains is an open air gallery which our researchers found interesting and deeply evocative of the former use of this area as a quarry during the nineteenth century.

As well as the North Wales Wildlife Trust refreshments/shop opposite the wardens office, during 2013 a new cafe has been opened within the park.

A cycle path runs from the park into Holyhead and the first section of this although quite steeply inclined is well surfaced and wheelchair accessible up to a viewpoint.

For more information (and photographs) about the circular trail around Llyn Llwynog which is located adjacent to the car park please click here.

Within the remains of some of the quarrry buildings are various pieces of the machiery used to excavate the raw material for the building of the breakwater.

For visitors with reasonably good ambulant ability there is access via an uneven grassy path down to the rocky shoreline where there are a series of interpretation boards and stunning seascapes.


Gardens and Countryside Facilities

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Assessed by Disabled Holiday Information

Arrival

  • Designated Disabled car parking (4 spaces)
  • Hard surfaced car park
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue
  • Easy access around ground floor/area of site
  • Wheelchair access to gardens/grounds

Toilets

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets (no space to side transfer)
  • Grab rails in toilet (only one see image 12)
  • Wheelchair turning space in accessible toilet (very limited but possible for smaller manual wheelchairs)
  • Room for carer/carers in accessible toilet (possibly one)

Cafe/Shop

  • Level/ramped access to shop (ramped)
  • Level/ramped access to cafe/tearoom (level)
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables (some)
  • Wheelchair accessible picnic area
  • Wheelchair accessible picnic table/tables (one)

Other

  • assistance dogs welcome
  • Special access to exhibits for visually impaired (There are tactile elements to some of the industrial exhibits)
  • Wheelchair access to interactive exhibits