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All About Isle of Anglesey

Standing majestically at the northwestern tip of Wales, the Isle of Anglesey is accessed by crossing the Menai Bridge, with the restless waters of the Menai Strait swirling below. The landscape features reminders of people who walked these lands thousands of years ago, with standing stones on Holy Island and the imposing Neolithic burial chamber at Bryn Celli Ddu.

Known as the Mother of Wales for its fertile grounds, the island is a treasure trove of captivating landscapes and seascapes, with some of the most majestic and unspoilt beaches in the whole of Wales. Anglesey, or Yns Mon as they say in Welsh, is home to the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country and is a haven for wildlife, including red squirrels, grey seals, and Atlantic puffins. Follow the path along the rugged coastline and visit local villages to sample local Welsh delicacies and learn some phrases in the ancient Welsh language. The natural resources of the island have also played a part in the wealth of the country. Copper was mined extensively at Parys Mountain from the 18th century, creating a lunar landscape in its Copper Kingdom.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Isle of Anglesey

If you visit the island between March and May, you will be treated to an array of colours from the spring and summer flowers, including the vibrant yellow of the Welsh national flower, the daffodil, at Anglesey Abbey. As the days get longer into the summer and the temperatures creep into the high 20s Celsius, it gets easier to head out from your rental cottage and explore the coast and spot the rich variety of nesting seabirds, including the gannet, that come to the island.

Major events take place here in the summer and early autumn, including the Anglesey Agricultural Show at Anglesey Showground over two days in August and an ultra-marathon stretching over 135 miles at the beginning of September. Rainfall is possible at any time of the year, helping to create the lush green grass on the island. Temperatures can fall below zero in the winter, with snow possible.

Top things to do in Isle of Anglesey


Wales has its own special day for lovers, 25 January, known as St Dwynwen’s Day. St Dwynwen was a Welsh princess in the 5th century, who was unlucky in love. Legend has it that she became a nun and established a convent on the island of Llanddwyn, praying for couples in love. Discover her story as you walk to the lighthouse on the island and see the ruins of Llanddwyn church.

Beaumaris Castle

There are more castles in Wales per square mile than anywhere else in Europe, and one of the finest examples is Beaumaris Castle. It forms part of the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the impact of King Edward I on Wales in the 13th century and learn about the revolt of a national Welsh hero in the early 15th century.


A visit to Anglesey is often combined with a trip to a village with one of the longest place names in the world, the unforgettably named Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. If you can’t get your tongue around the 58 letters, you can use “Llanfairpwll” instead. In case your Welsh is a little rusty, it means “St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave.”

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