Culture, heritage, beaches and beauty – Anglesey has it all

A short drive north from Caernarfon brings you to two historic crossings of the Menai Strait to Anglesey. Britannia Bridge is the more modern of the two, while nearby Menai Bridge was once the largest suspension bridge in the world.
As soon as you cross onto this unique island you will be treated to some of the most spectacular views in Wales. Looking back across the Menai Strait towards the mainland reveals the dramatic panorama of the Snowdonia mountain range which fades away into the distance, the majestic peaks stretch along the Llyn Peninsula, and out into the Irish Sea.
Anglesey is rich in culture, heritage and natural beauty and there is so much to see and do. Explore the 125 miles of spectacular coastline that surrounds the island, relax on the golden sands of one of the many family-friendly, blue flag beaches that the island boasts, such as Llanddwyn or Benllech. There are plenty of adrenaline packed watersports activities to try out, such as kite surfing or wakeboarding, the sandy beaches at Rhosneigr situated on the west coast of the Island are ideal.
Take some time to immerse yourself in the history of the island and discover the 13th Century Beaumaris Castle which is a World Heritage site, or visit Amlwch Copper Kingdom and wander the eerie landscapes of Parys Mountain, that still bear the colourful scars of copper mining activity from the 1700s.
There are attractions across the island which will delight people of all ages, Anglesey is an ideal place for families to visit throughout the year. Pili Palas, Nature World is a fantastic little attraction situated just outside of Menai Bridge, particularly great for young children who can experience being surrounded by beautiful live butterflies and lush tropical plants. There is plenty of things to keep them occupied, including a farmyard walk and indoor soft play area. Anglesey Sea Zoo, is ideal for a family visit and a fantastic place to learn about marine life, you can even fish for your own pearl oyster!

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