Anglesey is a beautiful island with beaches, lighthouses, forests, wildlife (puffins, seals, porpoises (small dolphins)) and a lot of history dating back to prehistoric times. More recent history includes the Druids and their defence of Anglesey against the invading Romans in the year 60 AD.
There is lots to do while on holiday in Anglesey, and if that wasn’t enough, just across the Menai Straits – (one of the most difficult stretches of water in the UK to navigate in a boat) you will find Snowdonia with it’s own weather climate. You could be enjoying a sunny day at our museum on Anglesey, enjoying a picnic or a snack from our cafe while taking in panoramic views of Snowdonia, and you will often see Mount Snowdon with its peak covered in cloud, or even snow! It’s just a 25 minute drive to Llanberis which is found at the foot of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
Here is a list of Anglesey Attractions
All of the following are very close to the Tacla Taid museum.
Newborough beach – Awesome long beach with nice views of Gwynedd, Snowdonia and the mountains and the Llyn Peninsula. More info
Newborough Warren & Ynys LLanddwyn (Ynys meaning “Island” in Welsh) – literally just down the road! Ynys Llanddwyn has a small chapel and is rich in legends and history! Read more here
Newborough Forest – about 1 mile away from our caravan site. The forest is very big with loads of paths and trails to explore. The forest meets the beach and there is a large car park at the beack side of the forest as well as small car parks in different parts of the forest. The forest also runs close to Malltraeth and there are various car parks along the A4080. Read more here
LLyn Parc Mawr – On the edge of Newborough Forest and before Malltraeth is is LLyn Parc Mawr (Big lake park), a man made reservoir rich with birds and other wildlife. You can read more about Newborough Forest and Llyn Parc Mawr here – there are lots of nice walks in this area and you can see many environments of Anglesey all within a few miles of each other, including beaches, forests, lakes, sand dunes, an estuary and all sorts of wildlife in these areas.
Malltraeth Marsh and Estuary with it’s 2 pubs is next to Llyn Parc Mawr. There is a long walk from Newborough forest which passes the Lake and with nice views of the estuary and over to the Llyn Peninsula. There is a marsh and estuary rich with bird wildlife, you can read more here.
Up the road a few miles from Malltraeth you will find:
Aberffraw with it’s rich history, sand dunes and warren, there are some nice coves and small beaches too along the Anglesey coast. See moe info on Aberffraw beach here
Trac Mon – Anglesey Racing Circuit, they have lots of events so if you are in to motorsports then they’re well worth a visit. See their website here. If you do happen to enjoy motor sport then perhaps you would be tempted by:
Cartio Mon Karting – a go karting track which is not exactly close to us but worth a visit if you are heading up to see any attractions in Holyhead – http://www.cartiomonkarting.co.uk/
Back down to the south side of Anglesey and a lot closer to our caravan site is:
Pila Palas – a butterfly and nature world situated near Menai bridge. http://www.pilipalas.co.uk/
Anglesey Sea Zoo is about 1 mile south of our site, just 5 miniutes drive from Newborough, a very popular Anglesey Tourist Attraction which also has a cafe and children’s play area and crazy golf. http://angleseyseazoo.co.uk/
Halen Mon is next door to Anglesey Sea Zoo, Halen Mon means “Anglesey Salt” – http://www.halenmon.com/
Foel Farm – A working farm with animals such as horses and cows which you can feed! Tractor rides and all sorts of fun for families with young children. Reviews here
Here is an interesting article from a tourist who was on holiday in Anglesey about a walk from the Anglesey Sea Zoo up to Aberffraw, taking in lots of the attractions and sights along the way, you can read that here
Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens is a popular tourist destination. Situated between Brynsiencyn and Llanfairpwll and next to the Menai Straits, the gardens are found in a nice setting in the woods, they also host lots of events on site. Check their website here
In Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Llanfair P.G. or Llanfairpwll for short!) a few miles away you will find many pubs, restaurants, take aways and shops. With 58 characters it is the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official place name in the world. If you enjoy architecture or taking photos then you may enjoy a visit to:
Llanfairpwll Railway Sation – rear more here
Marquess of Anglesey’s Column is found at the edge of Llanfairpwll. See reviews here
James Pringle Weavers, a popular shop in Llanfairpwll, read more here
Down the road from Llanfairpwll you willl find Menai Bridge which also has some popular tourist attractions
St Tysilio’s Church is found on a small island in the middle of the Menai Straits! You can get to it via a nice walk through the woods and is a popular area to relax. Read more
Places to eat and drink nearby
Don’t forget we have Caffi Nain on site too with 5 start hygeine rating!
There are pubs, tea rooms, restaurants and cafes not far from our caravan site in Newborough, Brynsiencyn, Gaerwen and Llanfairpwll, the closest of which are only a few minutes drive and close to many popular tourist attractions: All of these have very good hygeine ratings and user reviews which you can check on Trip Advisor!
Caffi Wiwer Goch (Red Squirrel Cafe) – Newborough
The Codmother Fish and Chip shop in Newborough
The White Lion pub in Newborough
Marram Grass Cafe – few hundred metres down the road from Newborough, you can find them on Facebook or search for their website
Brynsiencyn a couple of miles away has a chip shop (The Codfather!) and also has:
Giddy Aunt’s Tea Room
Hooton’s Home Grown Cafe is also found in Brynsiencyn
Groeslon Hotel – a friendly pub which does meals
All of the above are within a few minutes drive of our caravan site!
List of other Anglesey Attractions:
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens: http://www.plascadnant.co.uk
RibRide Anglesey Boat Trips: High speed tours around Anglesey! http://www.ribride.co.uk/
Museums and Culture List: http://angleseyattractions.co.uk/anglesey-museums.html
Anglesey Horse Riding Centre: http://www.angleseyridingcentre.co.uk/
Beaumaris Castle: http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/beaumaris-castle/?lang=en
Menai Bridges Heritage: Some history of Thomas Telford – http://www.menaibridges.co.uk/
RSPB South Stack Visitor Centre: Holyhead Wildlife centre- Website here
Oriel Ynys Mon: Anglesey Arts – http://www.kyffinwilliams.info/eng/oriel_ynys_mon.html
Copper kingdom: Copper mines http://www.copperkingdom.co.uk/
Canolfan Uceldre Centre: Arts Exibition http://www.ucheldre.org/
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Useful local businesses:
If you head off in to Snowdonia, Llanberis, be sure to check out Pete’s Eats. A legendary cafe which has been around since perhaps the 1970s, synonymous with climbers from all over the world. Very good value for money!
Also found in Llanberis and if you want a unique and custom made souvenir, house name plaque or gift, check out Crefft Elidir on the Padarn Country Parc near the Slate Museum