History and wildlife on a Welsh island
An island in Wales, off the northwest coast of the mainland, you can reach Anglesey by the 19th-century Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge.
Like so many other parts of Wales, Anglesey is a wonderful mix of mesmerising natural landscapes, warm hospitality and historical intrigue. Take, for example, the medieval town of Beaumaris with the 13th-century Beaumaris Castle complete with concentric fortifications and moat, or, for the less fait hearted, Beaumaris Gaol with its Victorian punishment cells.
Those visiting Anglesey go for many a reason - family holidays spent on golden beaches, scenic views that are a joy for artists to paint, and seasonal festivals celebrating local food, music, culture and unique heritage. For walkers visiting Wales, The Anglesey Coastal Path is also a major attraction, while the ‘Copper Kingdom’ of Amlwch, which once had the largest copper mine in the world, continues to be a source of intrigue.
Every inch the outdoor experience, there are a number of golf courses in Anglesey, and beautiful places to go fishing as well. Boat cruises give you a view from a different perspective, but however you choose to spend your time you can just about guarantee that you will be surrounded by wildlife.
In this rustic and relaxed part of Wales, hospitality reflects the mood. For example, guests can stay at The Outbuildings - quite literally named for its converted stone barns and former granary, from which you can watch sheep grazing and take in views of Snowdonia.
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