Anglesey: 5 Good Reasons To Visit This Island In Wales
The largest island in Wales, Anglesey is a true nugget of wilderness. It is home to unspoiled coastlines, secret coves and many charming villages. We have listed for you 5 good reasons to visit this island of preserved beauty.
1- To enjoy the tranquility of a wild island
Lost in the very northwest of Wales, the island of Anglesey looks like the end of the world.
Yet this wild land made news when Prince William was stationed at the Royal Air Force base on this Welsh island. It was there that Prince William experienced the beginning of his relationship with Kate Middleton.
Today, far from the celebrity magazines, this beautiful island has kept its identity and its natural environment. The first good reason to visit Anglesey is to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this island dotted with small villages and grand landscapes.
From the tiny village of Penmon you'll have a view of Puffin Island, which was once home to many puffins. Now classified as a protected natural area, it is once again a haven for puffins and other bird species.
2- To admire a magnificent bay
To experience one of the most beautiful landscapes in Wales and even in the UK, you have to go to Llanddwyn Bay. This spot offers stunning views of the Snowdonia Mountains and a huge sandy beach bordered by the Irish Sea.
Walk to Ynys Llanddwyn, a mesmerizingly beautiful peninsula with crosses planted in the dunes, jagged coastlines and a majestic white Lighthouse that sits atop a rock.
3- To visit the castle of Beaumaris
To the east of the island, the city of Beaumaris is known for its castle on top of a hillock.
Beaumaris Castle or Beaumaris Castle was built in the 13th century. It has no less than 6 large towers.
This fortress, which was a prison in the 19th century, is impressive from the outside. It is also possible to visit it and take refuge in it on a rainy day.
4- To discover a very photogenic lighthouse
To the west of the island, on the peninsula of Holy Island stands one of the most photogenic lighthouses in Wales and even the UK.
The South Stack Lighthouse is over 200 years old and sits below a cliff. It is reached by an endless staircase but the view is worth it. You will be rewarded for your efforts by this incredible sight.
To get there don't hesitate to take the road along the south coast of Holy Head! This road will offer you wonderful scenery all along the way.
5- To visit a village with an unpronounceable name
Finally, know that one of the curiosities of the island of Anglesey is to house the village with the longest name in Europe: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch that is 58 letters!
This Guinness Book of Records village is worth a visit to take a picture of the billboards around the railway station.
This unpronounceable name can be translated as 'the church of St. Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the swift whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio near the red cave'! Amazing!