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'''Anglesey''' (Welsh: ''Ynys Môn'', [http://www.anglesey.gov.uk]) is a small island just off the coast of northwestern [[Wales]].
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'''Anglesey''' (Welsh: ''Ynys Môn'') [http://www.anglesey.gov.uk] is a small island just off the coast of northwestern [[Wales]].
  
 
==Towns and villages==
 
==Towns and villages==
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*[[Holyhead]] -- port town with frequent ferries to [[Dublin]]
 
*[[Holyhead]] -- port town with frequent ferries to [[Dublin]]
 
*[[Llangefni]] -- county capital
 
*[[Llangefni]] -- county capital
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*[[Menai Bridge]]
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===Villages===
 
===Villages===
*[[Aberffraw]]
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*Aberffraw  
*[[Benllech]]
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*Benllech  
 
*[[Brynsiencyn]]
 
*[[Brynsiencyn]]
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*[[Church Bay]]
 
*[[Llanddona]]
 
*[[Llanddona]]
*[[Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch]] (Llanfair PG) -- village with the second-longest name in the world
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*[[Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch]] (Llanfair PG) - village with the second-longest name in the world
*[[Newborough]]
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*Newborough  
*[[Valley]]
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* Valley
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[[Image:Anglesey coast.jpg|thumb|300px|Kayaks on the Anglesey coast]]
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*[[Ynys Llanddwyn]] -- island near Newborough
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*Ynys Llanddwyn - Island near Newborough.
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*Din LLigwy [http://www.anglesey-history.co.uk/places/lligwy/index.html] three separate historical sites from different ages: neolithic, Roman, Medieval.
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
Anglesey is reachable by '''train''' and '''car''' from the mainland of [[Wales]], as well as by '''high speed ferry''' from [[Dublin]].
 
Anglesey is reachable by '''train''' and '''car''' from the mainland of [[Wales]], as well as by '''high speed ferry''' from [[Dublin]].
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[[Holyhead]]'s status as an international ferry terminal means it is served by long-distance express '''coaches''' from across the UK.
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Manx2 [http://www.manx2.com/] operates a daily air service to Anglesey Airport from [[Cardiff]].
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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*While there is a skeleton '''bus''' service, this is not regular (most services are hourly at best, and nonexistent on Sunday or in the evenings), and has a reputation as unreliable. Partly as a result of this there are many local taxi services.
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*Anglesey Coastal Path . Fairly easy walking around this island off the northwest corner of Wales, with diverse coastal scenery which is 95% within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and many attractive villages.
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* Driving around Anglesey is for the most part quite easy. The A55 dual-carriageway runs through the middle of the island (from Holyhead to Brittannia Bridge) , with the A5 mostly parallel with it (Holyhead to Menai Bridge). If you are venturing on country roads, however, take caution as they can be narrow, winding, and you'll usually come across a tractor, dog walker or even some sheep that you'd rather avoid hitting!
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* The main train line goes from Bangor to Llanfairpwll, Bodorgan, Ty Croes, Rhosneigr, Valley and Holyhead. A lot of these stops (particularly the middle three) are sometimes request stops only, and other times the train doesn't stop there at all, so be prepared to plan your travels from Holyhead!
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* Beaumaris Castle. Part of the ring of Stone Built by Edward I of England, after he invaded Wales. Currently part of the Castles of King Edward I UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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[[Image:Beaumaris_castle.jpg|thumb|200px|Beaumaris Castle]]
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*'''Beaumaris Castle''' [http://www.beaumaris.com/] - Tel: +44 1248 810361. This is a 13th century castle of great interest to many, situated in a quaint untouched town on the Isle of Anglessey. Part of the ring of Stone built by Edward I of England, after he invaded Wales. Currently part of the Castles of King Edward I [[UNESCO World Heritage]] Site. A nice day out, but be careful as it's often difficult to find travel back to the mainland in the evening. Entrance is £3.
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*'''Plas Newydd''' marquis of Anglesey's House and estate with beautiful views across the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia. national Trust [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-plasnewydd]
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*'''Pili Palas''' (Butterfly Palace) [http://www.pilipalas.co.uk/], Penmynydd Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Tel: 44 01248 712474, [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Hundreds of butterflies set in a lovely environment. Tropical environments are home to butterflies some as large as six inches across the wing. Visitors are invited to sit, relax, take photographs, or explore as butterflies fly around them.
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*'''Anglesey Sea Zoo''' [http://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/], Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), LL61 6TQ. Tel: 01248 430411, [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. An exhibition of living sealife from around the coast of Anglesey, providing a fantastic look at the local aquatic habitat. Tropical displays show Piranhas and Seahorses, and the visit can be educational or just fun. Entrance is £5.95 on a low season (£4.95 children).
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* The Skerries Lighthouse [http://www.holyhead.com/skerries/] which can be found at the end of a low piece of submerged land, North-East of [[Holyhead]].
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* The working windmill at Llanddeusant [http://www.anglesey-today.com/llynnon-mill.html], Llynnon Mill, is the only surviving working windmill on Anglesey today.
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* Ynys Llanddwyn  - ''Lovers island''
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* The ''church in the sea''  on Cribinau.
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* Anglesey Circuit [http://www.angleseycircuit.com/] not only hosts spectacular car and motor cycle racing, but also a varied programme of other motor sport disciplines, particularly noteworthy is the British Rallycross Championship event, plus SuperMoto, Stage Rallies and Car Sprints. The circuit has also become an important test and track day facility for many top racing organisations, including British Formula 3 teams and many of the leading track day organisers.
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* Stone Science [http://www.pterosaur.co.uk/identify/dealers/SS.htm], near Pentraeth - a journey through 650 million years.
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* Penmon Priory and dovecote [http://www.beaumaris.com/penmon.html]. In the church by the priory are some tenth or eleventh century Saxon crosses.
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* Ellin's Tower (Twr Ellin) RSPB reserve and the lighthouse at South Stack (Ynys Lawd) near [[Holyhead]] Between the car park and the reserve look out for meadow pipits near the path. Particularly good in the breeding season - cameras recently showed a chough chick being fed.
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* Anglesey Model Village [http://www.angleseymodelvillage.co.uk/]. An acre of landscaped gardens with water features and a range of plants and trees, in a position looking across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia.
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* Isle of Anglesey Riding Centre [http://www.tal-y-foel.co.uk/]. Tal y Foel has its own riding centre offering a variety of activities to local regular riders and to people on holiday in the area, and individual riding programmes with beach and grass-track riding and instruction to suit all standards.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
*'''Anglesey Sea Zoo''' [http://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/] - Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) - LL61 6TQ - Tel: 01248 430411 - [email protected].co.uk - £5.95 on a low season (£4.95 children)
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:An exhibition of living sealife from around the coast of Anglesey, providing a fantastic look at the local aquatic habitat. Tropical displays show Piranhas and Seahorses, and the visit can be educational or just fun.
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===Outdoors===
*'''Pili Palas''' (Butterfly Palace) [http://www.pilipalas.co.uk/] - Penmynydd Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey - Tel: 44 01248 712474 - [email protected].co.uk
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:Hundreds of butterflies set in a lovely environment. Tropical environments are home to butterflies some as large as six inches across the wing. Visitors are invited to sit, relax, take photographs, or explore as butterflies fly around them.
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'''Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'''
*'''Beaumaris Castle''' [http://www.beaumaris.com/] - Tel: +44 1248 810361 - £3
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The Anglesey Area of Outstanding natural Beauty has one of the most distinctive, attractive and varied landscapes in the British Isles. Anglesey was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in 1966 in order to protect the aesthetic appeal and variety of the island's coastal landscape and habitats from inappropriate development. The AONB is predominantly a coastal designation, covering most of the island's 125 mile coastline (including LLanddwyn). It contains rocky headlands, golden beaches, dunes, heaths and fine green countryside. Some of the beaches are recognised as being amongst the best in Great Britain and Europe. The AONB supports a wealth of wildlife such as choughs, grey seals, sea lavender and silver studded blue butterflies.  There are also many areas protected for their nature conservation value, such as Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, and several Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
:13th Century castle of great interest to many, situated in a quaint untouched town on the Isle of Anglessey. A nice day out, but be careful as it's often difficult to find travel back to the mainland in the evening.
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===Kids===
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[http://www.theangleseyedge.co.uk/kids/]Anglesey is a great place to keep children happy and active as there is plenty to do that will keep toddlers and older children busy. There are three playcenters across the Island, Pili Palace Nature World, Anglesey Sea Zoo, Foel Farm and Plas Newydd not to mention the beaches, watersports and leisure centres.
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==Sleep==
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* Awelfryn Caravan Park [http://www.awelfryn.co.uk/] is situated in two acres of grassy meadow with sandy soil, on the edge of forestry enterprise land. We are situated approximately one mile from Llanddwyn beach in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fantastic views overlooking the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula.
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* Menai Holiday Cottages [http://www.menaiholidays.co.uk/home] is a specialist provider of self catering cottages throughout Anglesey, Snowdonia, and the Lleyn Peninsula. Currently there's over 120 cottages within Anglesey itself. Properties on Anglesey include those in the heart of the popular resorts of Trearddur Bay, Red Wharf Bay and Rhosneigr, as well as ones nestled in the countryside or located in picturesque fishing ports and historic towns.
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* Established in 1969, Mann's Holidays [http://www.cottagesinwales.com/] have a fantastic portfolio of beautiful self-catering cottages in Anglesey and throughout North Wales.
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* For cheap overnight stay, Holyhead is the best option with a range of B&Bs and hotels, as well as a Travel Lodge in the town.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
 
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:03, 29 March 2018


Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn) [1] is a small island just off the coast of northwestern Wales.

Towns and villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Map of Anglesey

Villages[edit]

Kayaks on the Anglesey coast

Other destinations[edit]

  • Ynys Llanddwyn - Island near Newborough.
  • Din LLigwy [2] three separate historical sites from different ages: neolithic, Roman, Medieval.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

Anglesey is reachable by train and car from the mainland of Wales, as well as by high speed ferry from Dublin.

Holyhead's status as an international ferry terminal means it is served by long-distance express coaches from across the UK.

Manx2 [3] operates a daily air service to Anglesey Airport from Cardiff.

Get around[edit]

  • While there is a skeleton bus service, this is not regular (most services are hourly at best, and nonexistent on Sunday or in the evenings), and has a reputation as unreliable. Partly as a result of this there are many local taxi services.
  • Anglesey Coastal Path . Fairly easy walking around this island off the northwest corner of Wales, with diverse coastal scenery which is 95% within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and many attractive villages.
  • Driving around Anglesey is for the most part quite easy. The A55 dual-carriageway runs through the middle of the island (from Holyhead to Brittannia Bridge) , with the A5 mostly parallel with it (Holyhead to Menai Bridge). If you are venturing on country roads, however, take caution as they can be narrow, winding, and you'll usually come across a tractor, dog walker or even some sheep that you'd rather avoid hitting!
  • The main train line goes from Bangor to Llanfairpwll, Bodorgan, Ty Croes, Rhosneigr, Valley and Holyhead. A lot of these stops (particularly the middle three) are sometimes request stops only, and other times the train doesn't stop there at all, so be prepared to plan your travels from Holyhead!

See[edit][add listing]

Beaumaris Castle
  • Beaumaris Castle [4] - Tel: +44 1248 810361. This is a 13th century castle of great interest to many, situated in a quaint untouched town on the Isle of Anglessey. Part of the ring of Stone built by Edward I of England, after he invaded Wales. Currently part of the Castles of King Edward I UNESCO World Heritage Site. A nice day out, but be careful as it's often difficult to find travel back to the mainland in the evening. Entrance is £3.
  • Plas Newydd marquis of Anglesey's House and estate with beautiful views across the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia. national Trust [5]
  • Pili Palas (Butterfly Palace) [6], Penmynydd Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Tel: 44 01248 712474, [email protected]. Hundreds of butterflies set in a lovely environment. Tropical environments are home to butterflies some as large as six inches across the wing. Visitors are invited to sit, relax, take photographs, or explore as butterflies fly around them.
  • Anglesey Sea Zoo [7], Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), LL61 6TQ. Tel: 01248 430411, [email protected]. An exhibition of living sealife from around the coast of Anglesey, providing a fantastic look at the local aquatic habitat. Tropical displays show Piranhas and Seahorses, and the visit can be educational or just fun. Entrance is £5.95 on a low season (£4.95 children).
  • The Skerries Lighthouse [8] which can be found at the end of a low piece of submerged land, North-East of Holyhead.
  • The working windmill at Llanddeusant [9], Llynnon Mill, is the only surviving working windmill on Anglesey today.
  • Ynys Llanddwyn - Lovers island
  • The church in the sea on Cribinau.
  • Anglesey Circuit [10] not only hosts spectacular car and motor cycle racing, but also a varied programme of other motor sport disciplines, particularly noteworthy is the British Rallycross Championship event, plus SuperMoto, Stage Rallies and Car Sprints. The circuit has also become an important test and track day facility for many top racing organisations, including British Formula 3 teams and many of the leading track day organisers.
  • Stone Science [11], near Pentraeth - a journey through 650 million years.
  • Penmon Priory and dovecote [12]. In the church by the priory are some tenth or eleventh century Saxon crosses.
  • Ellin's Tower (Twr Ellin) RSPB reserve and the lighthouse at South Stack (Ynys Lawd) near Holyhead Between the car park and the reserve look out for meadow pipits near the path. Particularly good in the breeding season - cameras recently showed a chough chick being fed.
  • Anglesey Model Village [13]. An acre of landscaped gardens with water features and a range of plants and trees, in a position looking across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia.
  • Isle of Anglesey Riding Centre [14]. Tal y Foel has its own riding centre offering a variety of activities to local regular riders and to people on holiday in the area, and individual riding programmes with beach and grass-track riding and instruction to suit all standards.

Do[edit][add listing]

Outdoors[edit]

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Anglesey Area of Outstanding natural Beauty has one of the most distinctive, attractive and varied landscapes in the British Isles. Anglesey was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in 1966 in order to protect the aesthetic appeal and variety of the island's coastal landscape and habitats from inappropriate development. The AONB is predominantly a coastal designation, covering most of the island's 125 mile coastline (including LLanddwyn). It contains rocky headlands, golden beaches, dunes, heaths and fine green countryside. Some of the beaches are recognised as being amongst the best in Great Britain and Europe. The AONB supports a wealth of wildlife such as choughs, grey seals, sea lavender and silver studded blue butterflies. There are also many areas protected for their nature conservation value, such as Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, and several Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Kids[edit]

[15]Anglesey is a great place to keep children happy and active as there is plenty to do that will keep toddlers and older children busy. There are three playcenters across the Island, Pili Palace Nature World, Anglesey Sea Zoo, Foel Farm and Plas Newydd not to mention the beaches, watersports and leisure centres.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Awelfryn Caravan Park [16] is situated in two acres of grassy meadow with sandy soil, on the edge of forestry enterprise land. We are situated approximately one mile from Llanddwyn beach in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fantastic views overlooking the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula.
  • Menai Holiday Cottages [17] is a specialist provider of self catering cottages throughout Anglesey, Snowdonia, and the Lleyn Peninsula. Currently there's over 120 cottages within Anglesey itself. Properties on Anglesey include those in the heart of the popular resorts of Trearddur Bay, Red Wharf Bay and Rhosneigr, as well as ones nestled in the countryside or located in picturesque fishing ports and historic towns.
  • Established in 1969, Mann's Holidays [18] have a fantastic portfolio of beautiful self-catering cottages in Anglesey and throughout North Wales.
  • For cheap overnight stay, Holyhead is the best option with a range of B&Bs and hotels, as well as a Travel Lodge in the town.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Food



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