Holyhead Main Line
Photo : Tim Snow

Holyhead Main Line

The main railway line enters the Isle of Anglesey across the magnificent Britannia Bridge leaving the former Menai Bridge station some two miles earlier.

The line from Llanfair to Holyhead was opened to public traffic on 1 August 1848.

As this line crosses the Britannia Bridge you will pass the four magnificent Britannia Stone Lions en route to Anglesey’s first and most famous railway station at Llanfairpwll.

Royal Scot at Llanfairpwll railway station

Llanfairpwll Railway Station

This famous station is the first as you arrive on Anglesey. Made popular for its extended name, but this is a Victorian contrivance for the benefit of tourists with no basis in historical usage.

Unofficially the longest name in Wales, and known locally as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll.

The long version Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the full name of the village, plus local topographical details, plus the name of a neighbouring church etc