Anglesey - Holyhead - Beaumaris Coast Guide
Anglesey is an island situated off of the north west corner of Wales and separated by the Menai Strait. The island is roughly the size of the Isle of Wight but has considerably less population. Much of the coastline is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this is what draws people to visit the island. Also of course, Anglesey is the main route to Dublin and Ireland via Holyhead at the extreme western point of the island.
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The island is connected to the mainland by two spectacular bridges. The Menai Bridge was built in 1826 by Thomas Telford and is now open to pedestrians only. 24 years later the Britannia Bridge was built by Robert Stephenson to carry the railway to Holyhead. Anglesey was regarded as a holy place by the ancient Celts and was their last stronghold against the invading Roman legions. There are also many prehistoric remains on the island.
There are some excellent unspoilt beaches on the island. Try Red Wharf Bay and Llanddwyn for long sandy beaches or Porth Swtan and Moelfre for small intimate coves. There are 26 beaches in all - so plenty for you to explore.
Beaumaris Castle is a great unfinished masterpiece dating from 1295. It was built as one of the 'iron ring' of north Wales castles by the English monarch, Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh; but nobody ever occupied it and it was abandoned before completion.
Holyhead is a busy port and modern town - although the town does not have much to offer the visitor the surrounding area of the Holy Island is worth exploring. Holyhead Mountain towers above the port and offers great views along the coast. Down at sea level there is the South Stack lighthouse but you will have to descend 400 steps to reach it!
Places to visit in Anglesey - Tourist Attractions
Anglesey Sea Zoo - Lobster hatchery, marine exhibits, seahorses and shop and cafe - Brynsiencyn, Llanfair PG, LL61 6TQ Tel: 01248 430411 Visit: Sea Zoo
Foel Farm Park - A working farm with animals, rides and adventure playground Foel Farm, Brynsiencyn, Llanfair PG, LL61 6TQ Tel: 01248 430646
Starida Sea Services - Boat trips and fishing - Little Bryn, Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales Tel. 01248 810251
Isle of Anglesey Riding Centre - Also has accommodation available - Tal Y Foel, Dwyran, Llanfair PG, LL61 6LQ Tel: 01248 430377
Holyhead Mountain - Spectacular views over the Irish Sea also see remains of Iron Age fort.
Red Wharf Bay - Large sandy beach.
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