The Isle of Anglesey, known as Ynys Mon locally, is an Island off the coast of North Wales. It is connected to the mainland via two bridges called Menai Bridge and Britannia Bridge. Although Anglesey is an Island it still has a substantial area of land mass and would take days to circumnavigate on foot. During the summer many people flock to various parts of this popular tourist destination for their holidays. Why visit Anglesey? If you like a seaside vacation, hiking, exploring historical sites or even fishing then there is something there for you. Continue reading to find out more.
I will now breakdown some of the popular villages and towns into similar locations from around the world to give you a better idea of what you may like to do.
Before I do, please note I am basing these connections on peak season, (Late Spring to early Autumn).
Beaumaris is a very unusual town in Anglesey. It’s quite far from the A5025 (which covers almost the whole circumference of the entire Island) Which makes it a little more difficult to find compared to the following four listed below. The architecture of the buildings here are so different that they separate Beaumaris from the rest of Anglesey and make it look more like a coast town in Southern England. Things to do in Beaumaris include Fishing, Mini Golf, Boat trips, Hiking and there is also a historical Castle open to the public. There are also many cafes and restaurants.
Benllech is easy to compare to somewhere popular. I class Benllech as the Tenerife of Anglesey because it has the best and biggest beach along with a bustling nightlife during the Summer. Nothing much more to say except it’s a great seaside holiday.
Cemaes Bay cannot really be compared to anywhere I have been before. It is a very unusual little village with two beaches, and lower level woodland in the center of it and many coastal walk paths. It even has a Nuclear Power Station within walking distance! Cemaes Bay is my favourite place on the whole of Anglesey.
Holyhead – Is the shopping capital of the Island and is also a Port and major Railway station. I would class this place as the Dublin of Anglesey which Ironically is the destination when sailing out on a ferry. Lots of nightlife available here and a fairly decent recreation park with mini golf and bowling. There is also a leisure centre in Holyhead complete with pool.
Newborough is another unusual town that seems unlike anywhere else on the Island. The town centre itself is nothing major, quite dull in fact, but just a mile away is Newborough Forest and beach. This is a proper nature destination and can be compared to natural reserves. Definitely worth a day out there. Also, quite nearby is the Anglesey Sea Zoo – Don’t expect anything like Sea World or Ocean Park but it keeps the kids entertained.
So there you have Anglesey Wales! That was just a small summary of a handful of towns but which I would personally class as the five best. You could also check out the longest named place in the UK I believe which reads as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Or you could head over to the local reservoir called Llyn Alaw with a disposable BBQ. Also worth mentioning are the markets in Amlwch, LLangefni and Valley. There is also a large car boot sale in Mona once a week. Seasonal events include Carnivals, Fun Fairs, Circus’ and the Anglesey Show.
Well known Anglesey Hotels are few with bed and breakfasts and smaller hotels thriving. You should book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you want to get out of Anglesey for a day then Anglesey Airport in Valley RAF base do flights to Cardiff and back. Nearby places which are not on Anglesey, include Bangor, Caernarfon and Llandudno which are all a decent day out.
Of course there will be plenty more things worth seeing or experiencing but I listed only what I know. This concludes my post.
Thanks for reading.