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Menai Bridge

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Menai Bridge

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Menai Bridge is a town in east Anglesey in Wales. Menai Bridge lie alongside the Menai Strait seperating Anglesey from North Wales. In Welsh it is called Porthaethwy often shorted to Y Borth

History[edit]

A town has existed as Porthaethwy for many centuries as one of the main crossing points from the mainland to the island of Anglesey. Cattle and sheep used to be herded across the dangerous waters of the Menai Strait by men in boats and the several landing places can still be seen. It was not until Thomas Telford designed and built the famous suspension bridge over the strait that the town became kn own as Menai Bridge. The original Bridge is still in use as the main access to the town and is reputed to be the oldest main road suspension bridge in the world


Climate[edit]

The Gulf Stream makes the UK's winters relatively mild. The best times to head to Menai Bridge is from spring to autumn as the winter can be damp and grey. Snow and frost are rarities but rain is possible throughout the year.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Car services are available from:

  • Central Garage, Amlwch, Tel: 01407 763818
  • Hertz, Holyhead, Tel: 01407 761800
  • Quayside Self Drive, Holyhead, Tel: 01407 761957
  • Wheels, Holyhead, Tel: 01407 765397

By bus[edit]

There are about two buses per hour to Bangor, run by Arriva. For other places on Anglesey Menai Bridge is the place to change buses

Get around[edit]

  • Bicycle- best way to get around town when not on foot
  • Foot- most attractions can be walked to from your hotel as the town is relatively small.
  • Car- Menai Bridge is small enough to be explored on foot or by bicycle.

See[edit][add listing]

  • <see name="Menai Suspension Bridge" alt="" address="Holyhead Road crossing the Menai Strait" directions="" price="Free" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">


Buy[edit][add listing]

There are several good shops in Menai Bridge including Banks, and Estate Agents, Fashion boutiques and several good restaurants.

<*buy name="Evans Bros" - an Aladdin's cave of an ironmongers ,a traditional shop with everything imaginable for the house or garden. </buy>

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • *Dylans, directions="". Modern brasserie on the waters edge.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Liverpool Arms. Pub.
  • Auckland Arms. Pub.
  • The Anglesey Arms
  • The Victoria Hotel

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Anglesey Arms Inn. See 'eat' section above. This inn also offers excellent accommodation.  edit
  • The Victoria Hotel. .  edit

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