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Address: Turkey Shore Road, Holyhead, Wales

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Great views over the harbour and town. This was built as a thank you, from the town's folk, in memory of a man who did such a lot for the the area - so kind and generous.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2015
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Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, U.K.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A little steep and a little high ut worth a visit for the views and to learn some of Holyhead's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

this monument is a wonderful site to see up close but is up a very steep flight of stone steps. If you are able to make the climb please do it on a clear day & you will have the treat of not only seeing a fine monument to an important man but also a magnificent view of Holyhead and... More 

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Great views over the harbour and town. This was built as a thank you, from the town's folk, in memory of a man who did such a lot for the the area - so kind and generous.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

We decided to take a quick stroll down to the harbour front when we saw this statue peering down at us. A quick detour up the steps and we were by the monument. Ok views but having seen the port from Holyhead mountain, this was fairly unimpressive. Worth checking out if you happen to be passing but don't make a... More 

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Thank Esther B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

went looking for an off license to get some tinnies and bacci but got lost and ended up on top of a craggy hill overlooking the port of holyhead. Mounted on top of the hill was an obelisk dedicated to the memory of captain skinner, a local man of some stature and integrity. After further reading I was enlightened to... More 

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Wales
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

the steps up were covered with broken glass and rubbish. Views from top are good, but I wouldn't recommend children are taken up

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

was worth the walk up the steps - a really great view (don't forget your camera) + you learn some history

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Skinner's Monument is dedicated to a ship's captain who was lost overboard just off Holyhead in 1832. As a monument it's not all that spectacular, it hardly to compares to say the Marquis of Anglesey's Column. However it's worth a visit as it's location on a small hill adjacent to the ferry port offers a very good view of the... More 

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