Tourist bonus for Anglesey

800 passengers from the cruise ship Ocean Countess are on unplanned trips around North Wales - after the liner had electrical problems and docked at Holyhead.

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Unexpected tourist surge on Anglesey

Holyhead's expected to play host to 20 cruise ships this year - but it wasn't expecting to host the 800 passengers of the liner Ocean Countess.

When the Countess hit electrical problems after sailing out of Liverpool earlier this week she put into port at Holyhead - and they set about making a virtue out of a problem, ferrying hundreds of people round North Wales rather than the trip to Edinburgh they were expecting.

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