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Aug 4th, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Holyhead to Conwy

I will try again. Does anyone know if there is public transportation from the port at Holyhead to Conwy. I would like to see the Conwy castle. Thanks.
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Aug 4th, 2003, 09:31 PM
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Yes, there is train service. You can find details at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 09:01 AM
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If you don't mind a bit of a walk you might want to take the train to llandudno Junction. Trains from Holyhead do not require a transfer, with the total trip taking less than a hour. The walk is nice with a great view of the castle.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 09:50 AM
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Note that Conwy is (or was) a request stop. This means that you should tell the conductor that you'd like to be set down there.

If you miss it, no big deal unless you have luggage and are staying in Conwy. Conwy and Llandudno Junction stations are maybe a mile apart, and the castle is between the two. Plus the walk walk from Llandudno Jnct approaches the castle from across the River Conwy, which is a great view.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 09:56 AM
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Also, don't neglect Conwy town. Conwy was essentially a fortified English colony in Wales, and the castle, town and river formed an integrated defensive system.

The medieval town walls are nearly intact and can be walked for much of the perimeter - offering great views of the coast to the north and Snowdonia to the south.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 03:06 PM
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Conwy is only a request stop on certain trains. Others will not stop there even if you ask until you are blue in the face!
The railway actually skirts through the castle walls,and the station in Conwy is practically next to the castle
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Aug 5th, 2003, 07:31 PM
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Thomas, the site you gave is in German. Do they have info on trains in Wales?
Roger, what kind of terrain is it to walk? Sounds intersting.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 09:10 AM
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An easy walk. Level all the way once you initally go up a flight of stairs from the town level to the street level. Also, you can try National Rail Enquires for schedules.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 09:19 AM
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Try www.nationalrail.co.uk.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 11:55 AM
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The following trains run at a decent hour out of Holyhead and stop on request at Conwy
Holyhead 14.49 Conwy 15.45
" 15.49 " 16.34
" 16.46 " 17.42
These are all direct trains. Others which involve a change in Bangor are
" 09.26 " 10.23
" 09.51 " 11.42
" 11.52 " 13.34
These are weekdays. Let us know if you are travelling at a weekend.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 12:03 PM
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We will be traveling on a Tuesday. Thank everyone so much for the help. Think we will try the walk if hubby agrees!
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Aug 6th, 2003, 07:43 PM
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I was reading the national rail site and wasn't sure about what kind of fare to choose. We will be there only 1 day; my husband is 68 and I am 60. Do we qualify for seniors there? No humor intended!!!
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Aug 7th, 2003, 09:19 AM
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Not sure about the senior fare, however, your best bet is to ask for a "cheap day return" ticket. Second classs, which is fine.
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Aug 7th, 2003, 09:23 AM
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To get the Senior rail fare, you need to buy a railcard which costs something like £20 and is valid for one year. This entitles you to a discount of 33% off most fares. It's a good deal if you're spending some time in Britain, but not for a short day trip.
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