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Isle of Anglesey
With an area of just 275 square miles, Anglesey manages to squeeze a lot in
Award-winning beaches, like the shingle cove at Moelfre. Or the big sandy one at Newborough. At low tide you can walk to the tiny island of Llanddwyn. We've really ancient earthworks, too. Like Bryn Celli Ddu. And more recent historic sites, like Plas Newydd, meaning 'new palace'. Although it's far from new. It was built in the 18th century on the banks of the Menai Strait. Its art collections include works by Rex Whistler. His largest painting is here. All 58 feet of it. It's a seascape. Speaking of which, we've some of the most scenic (and romantic) seascapes right here, in the flesh. And landscapes. Where we've been cultivating delicious food for centuries. Come and try it. It goes really well with a drop of Tom Barlow's wine from his vineyard at Cemaes Bay - the northernmost village in Wales, as it happens.
Let’s talk about views. If you’ve an eye for a view, you’re looking in the right place. We’ve fantastic views in every direction.
And they’re just bristling with wildlife. Artist Charles Tunnicliffe spent nearly 30 years illustrating the wildlife here. Our 22,000 hectares of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 60 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and 4 National Nature Reserves could explain why he chose the isle of Anglesey.
We’ve over 650 miles of public footpaths. So you won’t be surprised that we’re a favourite with walkers. And golfers. And horse riders. There’s sea fishing off the coast and freshwater fishing inland, too. And if you’re into sports of the water variety, there’s diving at Trearddur Bay, surfing at Silver Bay and kite surfing at Rhosneigr. Plus a 500-berth Marina at Holyhead. So it’s a great place to set sail. Or drop anchor.
And that’s not all. Lovers of history are in for a treat, too. The foundations of Llys Rhosyr, court of the medieval Welsh Princes are here. As is the unfinished medieval castle at Beaumaris, complete with restored moat. Not to mention a whopping 850 listed buildings.
On the subject of history, our history of food production goes back centuries. The only working windmill in Wales is still turning at the village of Llanddeusant. They’ve been milling there since 1335. Its stoneground flour is on sale at the mill shop. So you can try your hand at baking the traditional way. And if you’re partial to food of the sea variety, visit the Anglesey Oyster and Shellfish Festival in October. With 125 miles of coastline and sea in every direction, these little delicacies don’t have far to go. So you know they’re fresh.
Of course, after a good feed you’ll be looking for a stopover. We’ve exclusive hotels, country houses, farmhouse B&Bs. And everything in between. All great for... well, stopping over.