Anglesey is often considered the jewel in the crown of North Wales. Sitting just off the coast of North Wales, seperated from the mainland by the iconic Menai Strait, At just 275 square miles, Anglesey is a diamond.
Anglesey boasts argueably one of the best coastlines in the world, with long sandy beaches , secluded hidden coves and rugged cliffs all readily accessed from it's fabulous coastal path. The island is steeped in history, myths and legends and nothing is ever far away.
Here are some of the very many things you may like to do when you visit:
1) Go Red Squirrel watching at Newborough Forrest. Red Squirrels, are native to the UK but were almost forced to extinction by the larger more aggressive grey squirrels. It is believed there were as few as 40 Red Squirrels left on Anglesey 20 years ago, but with a lot of help from local people Anglesey has become a strong hold for this endangered species. Whilst we do have Red Squirrels at our site the best chance of seeing these lovely creatures is with a gentle walk through Newborough Forrest .
2) Explore the magical Parys Mountain. Parys mountain is the site of the Oldest Copper Mine in the UK and was once the largest in the world. Today the vividly courled orange, purple and green landscape, coloured by the xposed minerals gives the scenery an appearance from another planet. A trip to Parys mountain should also take in the Cooper Kingdom Heritage Centre in Amlwch, where you can learn about the mining and the rich heritage of Amlwch.
3) Enjoy a day at one of the many award winning beaches. Our particular favorite is Lligwy Beach/ Treath Lligwy
4) Visit beautiful Beaumaris. With an iconic 12th century castle and an 18th century prision there is plenty for budding historians to enjoy but its pretty coloured houses, quirky gift shops, cafes and restraunts makes this little town on the banks of the Menai Strait a delight. Younger visitors will love fish for crabs of the historic pier and of course take in a homemade ice cream from the Red Boat Cafe. You can take a boat trip from here to Puffin Island to watch the Puffins and seals or if you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can pick up a high speed Rib Ride.