We will be visiting friends in Shropshire England who live close to Bishop's Castle. Does it make sense to fly into Dublin and take the ferry to Holyhead and drive there rather than flying into London and driving up there? Thanks for any help. Anne Pasko
The drive from either London airport is about an hour longer than the drive from Holyhead. I've forgotten the ferry time, but it's a good sixty miles across there, and there's airport-to-ferry time.
Having said that, THIS IS THE DUMBEST QUESTION I HAVE EVER SEEN. GO GET A SIGN.
Gotcha! Seriously, the drive down from Holyhead is great, especially the part through Snowdownia. It would take me days to do it since I'd be backtracking all over the place to look at castles. If you have any time at all, stop to see at least one, maybe Caernarfon or Conwy.
Are you planning to spend time in Ireland? If not go via London, much easier. Here is a journey planner to help you see the route to Shropshire.
I agree that travelling via Ireland is ridiculously over-complicated unless you really want to stop off in Ireland along the way. As well as what other people have said, the Irish Sea can be notoriously rough in the winter...