At the north west tip of Wales lies the beautiful island of Anglesey. Miles of quiet coastline with beaches perfect for invigorating walks are just one of the features that attract travellers to this spot year after year. Pick a picturesque apartment or a cosy cottage for your relaxing break in Anglesey.
Anglesey is a haven for wildlife and there are many locations to take your binoculars during your visit. Your first stop should be South Stack lighthouse, an RSPB reserve near Holyhead on Holy Island. You’ll be treated to amazing views of puffins, choughs and more seabirds nesting on the cliffside.
If you’re looking for pet-friendly holidays, the open beaches and dunes are perfect for dogs who love nothing more than to race around. Don’t miss a walk along Newborough Beach; the long stretch of sand here is an idea spot for many windswept and wonderful hours of fun. Look inland and you’ll see a rugged landscape dotted with charming cottages. Stare out to sea and the coast of the Welsh mainland provides one of the most inspiring views on the island.
The ancient Watling Street runs from London right across the country and ends in Anglesey, so it’s a route well-trodden by centuries of travellers. Road access to the island is by way of the impressive Menai Suspension Bridge. Designed by famous engineer Thomas Telford, it has stood since 1826 and is an iconic feature of North Wales.
More history awaits on the island itself, with the towers and battlements of Beaumaris Castle a popular stop for visitors. Thick, stone walls, arrow-slits and a mirror-like moat make it the picture-perfect medieval castle and an ideal family day out.
Taking a boat tour is a popular way to see the best of Anglesey. Many operators organise trips out past Trwyn Du lighthouse to Puffin Island; an uninhabited island teeming with seabirds including guillemots, cormorants and, of course, puffins. Don’t forget to look into the water too, though: the waters around Anglesey are also home to friendly bottlenose dolphins who’ve been known to swim close to the boats.