05 Aug Anglesey, North-West Wales
Welcome to Anglesey
Anglesey Island, encompassing the best of Wales landscapes, lies off the Northwest coast of Wales. It is popular for its anglesey wales beaches and ancient sites and can be accessed by crossing the 19th Century Menai suspension bridge or the Britannia Bridge. Immerse yourself with its surrounding nature of hills, picturesque towns and deserted stretches of sandy shores.
Places Of Interest
Menai Suspension Bridge
The Menai Suspension Bridge, built by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826, spans the Menai Straits between the Island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.
Once you cross the Menai Suspension Bridge, head to the Eastern side of Anglesey, and you will get to a pretty seaside town called Beaumaris.
Beaumaris Town is a charming seaside town with many colourful buildings boasting medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, the Beaumaris Castle, and stunning views of Snowdonia.
A UNESCO Heritage Site, the 13th-century Beaumaris Castle is a castle that was never finished and is known as the most extraordinary castle ever built. It stands with massive stone walls, towers and gatehouses constructed by Edward I, King of England, portraying a display of medieval power.
Puffin Island (Welsh: Ynys Seiriol (Seiriol's Island)
Puffin Island is a great place to explore with the family between April and July. The island is known to have approximately 12 species of sea birds in their natural habitat – Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants & Kittiwakes. The island also has a lighthouse and some ruins of medieval monastic buildings, including the tower of a 12th-century church. You can take boat cruises with Seacoast Safaris from Beaumaris harbour for the perfect day out.
Penmon Point (Trwyn Du / Black Point)
The beach at Penmon Point is quite remote and rugged. It is a storey beach with incredible views of Snowdonia and Puffin Island. Not a beach to swim on as the currents are pretty strong, but you can do a bit of fishing if you like. Enjoy the iconic Trwyn Du Lighthouse and or treat yourself to a drink at the Cafe. There is a small fee of £3.00 at a toll road To access Penmon Point, but it’s worth paying.
Other Points of Interest
The Newborough Beach is another beautiful beach to visit, accessed through the pine forest to be welcomed by sensation views. After a further 25-minute walk along the beach, you will reach Llanddwyn Island, offering more breathtaking views. Explore South Stack Lighthouse, where no walking is required; just hop out of your car and admire the views.
While in Anglesey, you must drive through a small, quiet town called Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, famous for having the longest place name in Europe. It is typically known as the ‘town with a long name’, with its 58 characters split into 18 syllables.
See if you can say this: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Where To Stay
Some links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own.