Known in Welsh as Ynys Môn, the island of Anglesey has long been a favourite with tourists looking for short break holidays from across the UK and beyond, and it’s easy to see why. From the charming market towns that dot the island like Llangefni and coastal resorts like Cemaes Bay, Moelfre, Beaumaris and Red Wharf Bay to the stunning beaches and glorious countryside, the island has something to offer every kind of tourist, from families with young children to outdoor enthusiasts looking for high-octane fun and adventure.
There are incredible beaches all along the 125 miles of coast, so visitors are quite literally spoiled for choice. Benllech Beach, Lligwy Beach, Rhiscolyn and Cable Bay are some of the most popular beaches on the island, with vast expanses of soft, golden sand, and superb, blue waters that are safe for bathing. If water sports are more your thing, head to Trearddur Bay or Rhosneigr, for windsurfing, kayaking or paddle-boarding. We have some amazing places to stay near all of the beautiful beaches.
For an interesting afternoon exploring the area’s rich history, head out to Llanddeusant where the village takes its name from its church which is dedicated to St. Marcellus or Holyhead where the town is said to take its name from Holy Island, which is separated by a narrow channel. The port town of Holyhead is worth a visit and essential if you wish to catch a ferry to Dublin! but Holy Island’s real interest is in the many standing stones and Neolithic features that remain there to this day.
As well as discovering more about Anglesey’s ancient past, visitors can also immerse themselves in the medieval period, with a visit to one of the castles. Beaumaris Castle is perhaps the most well-known and is definitely a must-see destination, set in an outstandingly beautiful location. Aberlleiniog Castle is less well-known but is still well worth a visit. Other historic places of interest to explore include the Amlwch Copper Kingdom, the Britannia Bridge, and Plas Newydd Mansion.
Of course, no visit would be complete without a trip to the most famous railway station in the world - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch. Back in the 19th century, the village was given its exceptionally long name in order to try to boost visitor numbers - and that has certainly worked, with tourists still flocking there to take selfies alongside the sign on the village’s railway platform.
We all like to eat well, and while you are searching for accommodation and brilliant places to stay, give a thought to where you may eat out as Anglesey certainly delivers on this front, with the island tipped as the UK’s next big foodie destination. The Bull in Beaumaris, and Freckled Angel and The Straits in Menai Bridge are all building a reputation for themselves as superb dining venues that showcase the very best of local Welsh produce. Catch 22 Brasserie is also building a name for itself, not least for its quirky and innovative desserts - beetroot chocolate fudge cake and grilled pineapple with gin and tonic granita are just two mouth-watering options on offer there.
Whether you choose to walk part, or even all, of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, or you head straight for the beach to soak up the sun and the family-friendly atmosphere, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Anglesey. With sheltered bays, stunning countryside, and plenty of historical sites and attractions to explore, no time spent here is ever quite long enough. With a huge range of amazing accommodation available, this beautiful island never fails to impress.
Welcome to our list of unique and fabulous accommodation, for short breaks, weekends away and holidays in superb pet friendly holiday accommodation. By searching our eclectic mix of quirky and enticing accommodations on the coast and in towns and villages you will find affordable and appealing options for where to stay, some with swimming pools and hot tubs that have been lovingly converted from ancient windmill's and farm barn's to new modern seafront properties, many of which offer exclusive late deals, special offers and bargain breaks that can only be found here. We have a superb selection that will not be found advertised anywhere else and they can all be located using our Wales map
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