There’s a world of history around Anglesey and the surrounding areas. From country houses such as Plas Newydd, with stunning gardens and woodlands on the bank of the Menai Straits, to heritage centres where you can discover the story of copper mining since the Bronze Age in the picturesque fishing harbour of Amlwch Port. On your journey around North Wales you can travel over the Menai Suspension Bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826 and is a Grade I listed building, as well as see the Marquess of Anglesey's Column, which is a Greek doric column dedicated to Henry William Paget to commemorate his valour, particularly at the Battle of Waterloo. There are beautiful buildings on the island dating back to the 1400s, including churches, windmills, roundhouses, lifeboat stations and museums.
Family Time & Attractions
Get the family together and enjoy a day out at Trearddur Bay. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied whilst you’re here, whatever the weather. A day out at Pili Palas can be a magical experience for all the family in an environment full of lush vegetation, waterfalls, live tropical butterflies and reptiles. Or you can visit Foel Farm Park where you can meet farmyard animals and explore the woodland playground. For even more creatures, there’s Anglesey Sea Zoo which is a unique aquarium with over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife. For motor enthusiasts, you can walk back in time and see over 100 classic vehicles dating from the 1920s onward, set in a replica of a 1940s cobbled street at the Anglesey Transport Museum. If it’s thrill-seeking you’re after, experience rib rides on a choice of different routes, or have a race round Cartio Mon; an outdoor go karting track, suitable for all age ranges. For the grown-ups, there’s track days available at the Anglesey Circuit for a unique and exciting day overlooking the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia mountain range beyond.
To see more of the outdoors, you can go horse riding along the beautiful Menai Straits with views of Caernarfon Castle and the Snowdonia mountain range. You can also enjoy a cruise or boat trip on the Menai Straits to Puffin Island on the Cerismar Two, or visit the Plas Cadnant hidden gardens, which have undergone a spectacular transformation and have been restored to their former glory. At the RSPB South Stack visitor centre you'll find South Stack Cliffs on Holy Island in Anglesey, a wonderful reserve made up of heathland and farmland.
The Anglesey Coastal Path passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR), Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn). This magical place, located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. The Dingle nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, moorhens, woodpeckers, foxes, bats and dragonflies. Much of the ancient woodland is a carpet of bluebells and wood anemones in the spring. Malltraeth Marsh is an impressive landscape feature, forming part of the floodplain of the Afon Cefni. The reserve can be viewed from the Lôn Las Cefni path/cycle path and several footpaths across the site. Point Lynas Lighthouse is a truly stunning location on a rocky headland sticking out into the Irish Sea, on the north coast of Anglesey. For an enjoyable day out in Anglesey’s beautiful countryside, visit the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, situated next to the town and port of Holyhead.
The Isle of Anglesey is home to 6 Blue Flag beaches, with the Trearddur Bay Hotel located on one of them. There’s also a choice of other stunning beaches around the area, such as the glorious sandy beach of Lligwy Bay; family & dog friendly. During the summer months, the dunes are carpeted in thousands of colourful flowers, including rare orchids, and are buzzing with insect and birdlife. The estuaries are a good place to see migrating waders, ducks and geese during the autumn and winter. Newborough offers walking trails where you might catch a glimpse of a red squirrel or a crossbill in the forest, and Newry Beach is a small stretch of shingle and rock set within the harbour formed by the large breakwater. The beach is backed by a promenade which runs from the Holyhead Maritime Museum along to the sailing club.