Cheap Ferry to Mostyn Port

Mostyn Port, located in a small village on the River Dee in north eastern Wales, was once an important stop on the ferry route between Liverpool and Dublin until 2004. Today, Mostyn Port is privately owned and operated, and serves as the headquarters for Warwick International Group Limited, a bleach and detergent manufacturer.

Through the years, Mostyn Port has played a significant role in the history of the United Kingdom. It was the first stop for King Henry IV before he took the crown from Richard II in 1399, and Henry Tudor escaped capture by Richard III when he escaped by a boat at Mostyn Port in 1485. In 1643, Royalist soldiers from Ireland entered Mostyn Port before marching to Flint Castle during the English civil war. It later became a significant coal and steel port, as well as a popular ferry destination.

Today, Mostyn Port is home to an expanding offshore wind farm and wing transfer facility for the Airbus A380. A ferry named The City of Hamburg recently entered Mostyn Port to transfer Airbus A380 wings to Bordeaux, France.

Another ferry formerly known as the Duke of Lancaster once docked into Mostyn Port as a bar and arcade called the Mostyn Fun Ship. The Mostyn Fun Ship now lies in the nearby town of Llanerch-y-Mor.

The northwestern Welsh town of Holyhead now provides the main ferry route between Wales and Dublin, Ireland which once sailed from Mostyn Port. Irish Ferries provides four daily crossings between Holyhead and Dublin, and passengers may choose between a quick journey of one hour and 50 minutes or a more leisurely three hour and 15 minute cruise aboard the world’s largest car ferry, Ulysses. Stena Line provides ferry crossings from Holyhead to both Dublin and Dun Laoghaire.

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