Covering an area of 276 square miles, Anglesey is the largest island in Wales. It also has the second highest island-population in Britain, yet with such a vast number of beaches, footpaths, forests and lakes, you don’t have to look far to discover your own slice of peace and solitude.
The island is peppered with magnificent standing stones, revealing striking proof of prehistoric human inhabitation, while the discovery of coins and ornaments in recent centuries exposed evidence of Iron Age and Roman activity.
The beauty of the landscape and its wildlife, along with the island’s exciting and extensive history, makes this far-flung corner of Wales the perfect getaway destination. And with a range of lively villages and towns, including the notable Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch town – you will discover a rich and vibrant culture to match.
Things to do in Anglesey
With its vast seascape and extensive views of the Snowdonia peaks, Llanddwyn beach, on the south coast of Anglesey, is an ideal spot for a family picnic. Add a little exploration to discover its wildlife, and you have the perfect day out. Find out more.
Discover rocky shores, old churches and the most northerly village in Wales with a five-mile loop walk along the Anglesey coast. Find out more.
Roam a tranquil corner of an ancient Celtic land, now a seaside haven protected by a mighty fortress. Then head north to striking Penmon point for views across the Irish Sea to a lonely lighthouse and Puffin Island. Find out more.
Five places to stay
An opulent fairytale chateau with stunning views across the Menai Straight to mainland Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. This grade II-listed building, built in 1849, is the perfect lodging for a special occasion.
A clean, friendly and comfortable guest house set in the north of Holyhead, the island’s largest town. A great location for accessing local beaches, pubs and the Anglesey Coast Path.
Holyhead beach on the western shores of Anglesey
A collection of country houses, guest rooms and cottages set within the grounds of an elegant, early 20th-century Arts and Crafts House. There are breathtaking views out to sea and across to Snowdonia, while closer to home lies Trearddur Bay beach and South Stack Lighthouse.
Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the west coast of the island, this beautifully located caravan park is the perfect holiday retreat for families. Spend the day at the Anglesey Sea Zoo or Pili Palas nature world, then stroll down to the sweeping sands of Penrhyn Bay and watch the sun sink down.
Set within the secluded orchard on a traditional smallholding in north-west Anglesey, this luxury campsite provides the perfect base for adventurers. After a day of exploration, head back to your yurt and relax in a hammock beside the fire pit.
Top 10 Attractions
From the famous Menai Suspension Bridge to Copper mines and the Anglesey Coast Path, there are plenty of unmissable monuments, towns and landscapes to see while you’re on the island – here’s our top 10.
Menai Suspension Bridge – the gateway to Anglesey
Find out more useful information at Visit Anglesey