A stunning island off the north-west coast of Wales, Anglesey, is a popular tourist destination for those looking to relax, unwind and enjoy all the natural wonders the region has to offer. The island is boarded by unspoilt coastlines providing a perfect location for all sorts of water sports and adrenaline filled fun. Travelling inland, Anglesey is overflowing with beautiful gardens, national parks and landscapes for everyone’s taste. Between the island’s largest town, Holyhead, and the other areas of interest, such as Benllech, Menai Bridge, Amlwch and North Anglesey Heritage Coast, there will be something to suit you.
Not actually located on the island of Anglesey, but on Holy Island, Holyhead and Trearddur Bay are full of adventure and breathtaking locations. In addition to stunning views of the Irish Sea, Holyhead is also the main port between Wales and Ireland. An ancient town with connections to Neolithic people, it has a variety of interesting sites of historical significance. These include the church of St Cybi in the town centre and the Neolithic Trefignath Burial Chamber and Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles further out of the CBD.
In addition to several historical and natural wonders, Holyhead, also has a variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.
Overlooking the flowing Menai Strait, Menai Bridge, is a small community named after the famous Menai Suspension Bridge which the town lies near. The bridge itself is, therefore, a main attraction for tourists as well as the quaint town centre architecture. The ancient St Tysilio’s Church is another drawcard. You can easily enjoy the views of the strait and bridge from a cottage in the country in Anglesey. A variety of walks and cycling trails are also located close to Menai Bridge for those wanting to explore the unspoilt countryside around the village.
The coastal communities of Benllech and Amlwch are too popular beach holiday locations within Anglesey. Benllech’s fabulous golden sands and blue beaches makes it a perfect location for people to bath, partake in other water sports and sunbake.
Just north is Amlwch which has the beaches of Benllech with the addition of tons of historical features and a legend or two. Amlwch’s heritage derives mostly from its industrial past with the port providing much of the town’s prosperity. There are several 18th-century buildings, three windmills and the interesting Parys Mountain.
There are numerous country cottages in Anglesey to rent both for short and long stays to enjoy the relaxation and sunshine of the coastal location.
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