Wondering what to do in Anglesey with the family on your visit this summer? Well we have put together a short, concise list of a few things we at WONW personally like to do here in the summer months. We have hand picked a balanced list, with free and fair priced thing to do and keep you in pocket. Incase you haven’t been before a little background. Anglesey is an Island in north Wales that is famed for its beaches and the mountains that it borders at the snowdonia national park. It has a population of around 70,000 people, and It attracts many hundreds of thousands of visitors more around the year. There are many reasons that people visit Anglesey, its fabulous nature, pristine beaches, great water sports, amazing outdoor sports for the family and much, much more. We hope our list of the top things to do on Anglesey is useful during your fun packed stay! Check out our other articles of things to do during your stay
South Stack Lighthouse
From sunny days to blustery, rainy days, South Stack Lighthouse is a must visit for anyone touring Anglesey. Positioned on the edge of a spit, the lighthouse overlooks the sea and has provided ships a beacon of light for ages.
Cost: 5.80 for adults and 3.50 for children
Menai Suspension Bridge
The Menai Straight is an amazing straight of beautiful water with beautiful views on either side. One of the most amazing parts of the straight is the Menai Suspension Bridge that crosses over the water and was the first modern suspension bridge. Stop by and take a look. Don’t forget to cross the bridge to get the full experience.
The Anglesey Coastal Path
At about 200 km long, The Anglesey Coastal Path is a long walk around the coast of the island. On the path you can tour various sights such as the suspension bridge and South Stack Lighthouse already mentioned in this article. If you aren’t prepared for a long trek, we recommend taking several days to walk the different sections of the path.
Beaumaris Castle is heralded as one of the most perfect castles in all of the UK. The castle was one of the biggest and most hi-tech made at the time. The whole population of Llanfaes was forcibly moved to ensure enough room for the large castle.
Cost: 6.50 for adults, 19.30 for family, 4.20 for students and seniors
Ever thought about visiting the place that holds the longest name in all of Europe? Well you should. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or LlanfairPG for short, is a beautiful town with many different sights to see from old buildings to beautiful nature. Many people visit just for the name itself!
Newborough Beach is often considered to be the best kept secret on all of Anglesey. It is a portion of beach that is almost completely natural. Walking along the shore it is hard to believe that you aren’t back in days before technology. Expect to see an amazing view, and enjoy a day out.
Cost: 4 for parking
Another beautiful beach on Anglesey is the Benllech Beach. It has smooth sandy beaches that are beautiful. The beach won the 2004 European Blue Flag award. The beach can be packed in summer months so get their early, there are also amenities such as a seaside shop, food stores, and lots of space to go for a stroll and paddle.
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
Once a quarry, Holyhead Breakwater Country Park is the home to a beautiful outdoor nature park. You can walk and hike through plenty of land. The website has a trail map available on it. You can also stop by the North Wales Wildlife Trust’s Kiosk to get refreshments and the money benefits the park and protecting wildlife around North Wales.
The Dingle Nature Reserve
If you like wildlife and history, then The Dingle Nature Reserve is the place to go. The area is a 10 hectare reserve based in a valley that is full of plants, wildlife, and beautiful scenery. Traveling around the reserve is like traveling around a dream world. Many people would call it perfect.
Parys Mountain, also known as part of the Copper Kingdom, is an old copper mine that rests on the side of a mountain. You can walk around the surface and see the uniquely colored landscape of the mines and even see how they went about excavating the area. If you want to get even more out of your tour, visit the Copper Kingdom Centre and museum (there is a fee).
Each one of these activities is a unique experience that you can explore whilst in Anglesey. They are just some of the experiences that you can have fun with whilst on the Island, there are many more on our whats on active section of our site. We recommend scheduling plenty of time for your Anglesey visit, you will need it to enjoy all !
After a Anglesey holiday cottage or a place to stay? and wondering where to eat on your stay here and what else to do other than sit back and take in the scenery?! Then have a look at our where to stay, where to eat and what to do sections on our website, they packed full of useful info for your stay!
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