Things To Do On Anglesey

PIcture of Ellins TowerThe Isle of Anglesey may be small but the list of activities is endless. When it comes to things to do, it's difficult to know where to start. Within a short drive from Trearddur Bay is arguably one of the most spectacular locations on Anglesey. South Stack Lighthouse, not only can you experience breathtaking views, but visit a working lighthouse. The RSPB centre at Ellins Tower is a bird watching paradise in an amazing location.

If sport is your passion, with over five premium golf courses, go karting at Cartio Mon, motorsports at Anglesey Circuit, numerous equestrian centres, fishing and water sports galore. Wake boarding, kite surfing, kayaking, sailing and diving to name just a few. Enough to keep any sporting enthusiast busy.

Anglesey is steeped in history, with Beaumaris boasting a medieval castle, a courthouse built in 1614 and its Victorian gaol. At Llanddeusant, Melin Llynnon is the only working windmill in Wales, and if that’s not enough of an insight into the past there is 70 years of history all on one site at the Marquises of Anglesey stately home, Plas Newydd. Not to mention its beautiful gardens.

When it comes to art the Oriel Gallery holds up to eight exhibitions annually by local, national and international artists. The Ucheldre in Holyhead, a complete centre for both visual and performing arts, has a huge programme of events, anything from Opera to Beethoven to the Blues.

Fun for all the family at Anglesey Sea Zoo, Wales’s biggest aquarium or visit the nearest thing to butterfly heaven at Pili Palas. You can also experience the sights and sounds of a real working farm at Foel Farm Park with tractor and trailer rides and maybe even the chance to bottle feed lambs. If its museums you’re after Tacla Taid the Transport and Agricultural museum is the largest of its kind in Wales.

Picture of the sea and beach at Treaddur BayTravelling further afield, but only a short drive, across either of the two bridges connecting Anglesey to the rest of North Wales you are in the Snowdonia National Park, home to Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales. The vastness of Eryri (Snowdonia) the land of the eagles with its mountain passes, once guarded by the legions of Rome, is spectacular. You can still see the remains of the roman fort ’ at Caernarfon. This royal town with its remarkable castle along with Beaumaris forms part of Edward 1st ring of fortresses which includes no fewer than ten castles of which seven including Conwy with its walled market town, can be found in north Wales. Equally impressive are the Welsh castles at Criccieth, Dolbadarn and Dolwyddelan. CADW.

At Llanberis the National Slate Museum close to Dolbadarn Castle, is a great day out for all the family. The museum mixes fun with learning to bring back to life the story of the Welsh slate industry. Caernarfon is also the starting point for the Welsh Highland Railway, travel behind the most powerful 2' gauge steam locomotives in the world. The train meanders high up into the Snowdonia Mountains before zigzagging its way down to the enchanting village of Beddgelert. The railway then heads off toward the Aberglaslyn Pass to run beside, then high above, the fast flowing Afon Glaslyn one of Gwynedd's primary rivers, which has greatly influenced the beautiful landscape in which it flows.

At the Greenwood Forest Park near Caernarfon you can try Wales’s first bouncing pillow’, here the emphasis is on adventurous family fun at its best.

Picture of the blue flag beach at Treaddur BaySo you see it’s all here and more besides, but if your idea of heaven is just to relax, get some sand between your toes and take a stroll along some of our beautiful golden beaches, with 125miles of coastline to explore and some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the UK you won’t be disappointed. The late Sir Kyffin Williams, probably the most renowned of welsh artists is quoted as saying the island of Anglesey left him with’’ a library of sensations’’ It is hoped after visiting our island you leave with the same sentiment, just wishing to return.

All that said this is just a whisper in comparison to what the amazing Isle of Anglesey and North Wales has to offer.