Anglesey has something for everyone. The island is also known as “Môn Mam Cymru” or The Mother of Wales due to the richness of the soil and the fabled ability to feed all of Wales in times of crisis. There are Nature Reserves, Museums, Art Galleries, a 125 mile coastal footpath, 6 Golf courses and many beautiful beaches. A third of Anglesey, including most of the coast, is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Anglesey proudly boasts to contain 20% of Wales’ Blue Flag beaches. Lonely Planet has put North Wales at number 4 in the 2017 best places to visit list, worldwide!
North Wales is fast gaining an excellent reputation as an adventure destination and Anglesey can provide much to thrill and delight.
The island was designated a Geo Park in 2009. Visitors come from all over the world to view the unique Geology. Anglesey has spectacular scenery.
Anglesey is a mecca for rare birds and bird lovers. The island has numerous bird and nature reserves where you might see a Roseate Tern, a Bittern or our lovely native Red Squirrels. The island is well known for the profusion of wild flowers which grow all over it and the butterflies that thrive on them, including the Marsh Fritillary. Visitors can also see seals, dolphins and other rare animals throughout the year.
The RSPB reserve at South Stack is definitely worthy of a visit.
The island has at least 20 Megalithic burial chambers remaining (such as Bryn Celli Ddu below) and there are many standing stones (such as Penros Feliw at the top of this page). Many other archaeological structures scatter the landscape, some stretching back over 5000 years. Suetonius Paullinus led the Roman invasion of Anglesey in AD60 to drive out the druid threat once and for all, however the druids are still here. The Island folklore is rich with tales of ghosts, druids, saints and much more. The island boasts holy wells, two castles, two monasteries, numerous medieval houses and fine architecture from later centuries especially at Beaumaris.
Anglesey has a fine local museum and art gallery on the outskirts of Llangefni, which also boasts an excellent collection of nationally important art and sculpture by local artists.
Deri Fawr is an ideal centre from which to walk and Anglesey has 650 miles of footpaths. The Coastal footpath alone is 125 miles. There are several signed cycle ways. Much of the coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or owned by the National Trust. We even have a drying room for coats and muddy boots.
We have an excellent selection of maps and walking guides. There are ten walks leaflets available, guiding you on 150 miles of way marked footpath in some of the most beautiful coast and countryside in the world.
We are 15 minute walk from Dulas Lagoon and 10 minute drive to Lligwy Beach, possibly the finest beach on Anglesey.
Anglesey has many excellent places to eat including country pubs, restaurants, cafes and many fish and chip shops and takeaways to suit all tastes and wallets. As well as Western cuisine, the island also offers Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants.
The lovely seaside towns of Moelfre and Benllech are just a short drive away and both offer pubs, cafés, shops and restaurants. Further north you will find some award winning restaurants to explore. Just ask us for recommendations and we would be more than happy to advise.