Anglesey makes a wonderful location for a relaxing or active holiday, the village of Brynsciencyn is located in the south of the island and boasts breath-taking views over the Menai Straits, Caernarfon and the Snowdonia mountains. A place of unparalleled beauty and amazing adventures, Anglesey is an historic island full of character. A place that inspires and appeals to all the senses. There is a fantastic programme of festivals celebrating local food, music and culture. There are two ways onto the island, Britannia bridge designed by Robert Stephenson and the Menai suspension bridge constructed by Thomas Telford in 1826
North Wales offers a magnificent selection of activities including, hiking, fishing, history or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches. Caernarfon Castle is certainly worth a visit to see the “castle of dreams” built in the middle ages. You also enjoy the narrow-gauge railways, golf, cycling, walking, award-winning beaches.
Things To Do
Whether you want to relax or keep active there are many things to keep you busy on Anglesey, including the Blue flag awarded beaches around the coastline of Anglesey. From the long sandy beaches of Red Wharf Bay and Llannddwyn to the more secluded bays at Church Bay or Lligwy or the wind surfing at Rhosneigr and Treaddur Bay, there is something for everyone. The coastal path which covers the 125mile coastline around Anglesey can be accessed directly from the cottage. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR).
Places to Visit
Fascinating days out include a visit to Halon Mon, Anglesey’s own sea salt shop, museum and cafe, Anglesey Sea Zoo, where you can see conservation in action, with a shark pool and diving displays.
Heading west you reach Newborough forest, famous for its red squirrels with plenty of stunning scenery, walking and cycling for all abilities. A day trip to Beaumaris is a must with a wealth of history to be discovered at Beaumaris Gaol, The Old Courthouse Museum, and Beaumaris Castle, while adventures can be had onboard a Seacoast Safari taking you to Puffin Island to wildlife watching the many seabirds and hopefully spot a few seals on the way.
LLanddwyn Island, a stunning outcrop extending from the mainland is one of the most picturesque locations in Wales. The ruined church was once home to Saint Dwynwen - the Welsh patron saint of lovers from the 5th century A.D. When her true love Maelon was turned to ice.
Plas Newydd House & Garden, National Trust situated on the shore of the Menai straits boasts beautiful gardens and stunning views. The dingle Nature Reserve is an ancient 25-acre wooded valley is a hideaway carpeted with bluebells in the spring with various bridges and walkways to improve accessibility and picnic tables so you can really make the most of this almost mystical location.
Eat & Drink
Anglesey really is an experience for all the senses and it’s hard to find a better place for food lovers. The island still makes the most of its surroundings, such as offering the freshest of seafood straight from the sea, seasoned with delicious Halon Mon sea salt drawn directly from the waters of the Menai Strait.
From the casual fish and chips eaten by the sea front to the Michelin starred restaurants and a full range in between, Anglesey will not disappoint, the only difficulty will be in choosing. The islands restaurants and cafes are often dog friendly offering specialist diets and enjoying el fresco dining.
There is a monthly farmers market at Menai Bridge, where you can pick up local food producers tasty treats, and a trip to Hooton”s home grown farm shop and café is always a pleasure. Local to the cottage is the Marram Grass, award winning restaurant as well as the local pub Y Groeslon which serves excellent homemade food.
The one thing we do know is that you are never far from somewhere to eat. Fresh seafood, locally grown vegetables and an abundance of fruit to stimulate even the fussiest of eaters. Restaurants, cafes and pubs have all caught the bug and offer local produce whenever they can.
Great Walks Nearby
The coastal path which covers the 125mile coastline around the Isle of Anglesey can be accessed directly from the cottage. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR). It has something for everyone including over a 100 rock types, ancient sites, and rare birds to spot along the way. The path can be walked in small sections allowing plenty of time to relax and soak up the senary. The coastal path is opened to dogs, though there are areas that they need to be kept on lead.
Snowdonia is also a great place to walk and there are a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of the leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breath taking scenery and diverse landscapes. There is a varied terrain here in Snowdonia from rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches to crystal clear lakes and rivers. The Snowdonia National Park continues to develop a network of footpaths geared towards walkers of all abilities.