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Ferry and rail question

I and my wife are thinking of taking the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in England on foot. Then take the railway to London. Is this a difficult thing to do?? How do we get our luggage unto the ferry and off again. How far is the railway from the ferry? John

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John go to the man in seat 61 website----this is explained fully and in great detail I believe its seat61.com----also very helpful fro all European rail travel Paul

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John - Check out this link to Sail-and-Rail.

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I love this - reading The Man in Seat 61's description of the train journey, he points out the train passes through "a local station with the longest name in Britain, a visitor attraction in its own right. It's called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch..." I would love to hear a local pronounce that!

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John, It's a simple process and quite a great way to enjoy the travel. I have done this every summer for the last few years, and prefer it to flying. When you check in at the ferry terminal in Dublin, they take your luggage (like an airline) when you check in, then you walk onto the ferry, and when you get off, they have a small terminal to collect it again. The ferry and train station are right beside each other, so it's easy to transfer and hope onto your train anywhere in the UK. As with everyone else, check seat61.com for details about how to buy tickets, photos and all the details you could want, including how to get the "rail and sail" price, which is a great deal. Enjoy! Shelby

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Thank you all for alot of very good information :>}

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This baggage info for Foot Passengers may be important to you, particularly the weight restriction of not more than than 22kg per bag. http://www.irishferries.com/en/faq/luggage-allowance/ I also noticed a stipulation somewhere on the Stena Line site that in order to order tickets for their ferries it is necessary to have a UK mailing address to which the tickets could be sent.

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You don't need tickets for Stena or any other ferry. When you make your reservation you will get a confirmation number. Give that number to the people at the window and you'll get a boarding pass. Loose the number and remember your name and you'll still get a boarding pass.