Situated off the north-west coast of Wales near Snowdonia mountain range, the Isle of Anglesey is joined to the mainland by the means of two bridges. Spanning the Menai Strait are two magnificent feats of engineering built in the 1800’s, the first, the Menai Suspension Bridge built in 1826 byThomas Telford followed 24 years later by the Britannia Bridge built by Robert Stephenson. No matter which one you choose to cross by, you’ll get a magnificent view of the other.
This small family run holiday park sits in the quiet seaside village of Trearddur Bay on …
- Indoor pool
- Beach nearby
- Area of outstanding natural beauty
From £195 per Week
Tucked away by a river surrounded by mature woodland in the grounds of the former Balkail Mansion …
- Indoor pool
- Great for exploring
From £319 per Week
Anglesey Lakeside Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection and enjoys a truly …
- Hot tubs
- Countryside views
- Romantic retreat
From £599 per Week
Symbolic of Anglesy and a huge part of island life in times gone by, is the windmill – no, not the huge energy producing turbines we have today, but of the 18th and 19th century era. Almost 50 are known to have been built, but many of these are now in disrepair or have disappeared. In the early 20th centuries only a handful of mills were still in use, many powered by diesel engines rather than wind, and the last working mill closed in 1936. However some have now been converted into dwellings and one, the Llynnon Mill has been restored into full working order. One has even been reconstructed to house a mobile phone base station and mast – bet they didn’t visualise that one in the 18th century!
On Anglesey you are never far from the beach, and what a choice! Little bays, rocky coves and long sandy beaches like Llandonna or a beach with a forest attached at Newborough. Last year 26 beaches won awards with 6 attaining the highest accolade of Blue Flag status. Beach wardens ensure that they are all in tip top condition and improvements are continually being made to keep them safe and clean for swimmers, sunbathers, sailors and watersport lovers.
Cycling in Anglesey gives you the chance to blend with the countryside and see the scenery and wildlife at close quarters. National Route 5 and 8 both cross the island, and a brand new route 566 follows a circular tour based round the historic port of Amlwich. Further cycle route have been added, all with lovely Welsh names, so that you can explore the whole island via a network of traffic free trails and quiet country lanes.
You’ll find many good spots all round the 125 mile coastline for fishing as well as lakes, rivers and fisheries. Take a boat trip and who knows what you might catch! You can find tope, big tub gurnard, specimen pollack, bull huss, cod, conger eel and sea bass. The lakes and rivers offer brown and sea trout, and the coarse fisheries have plenty of big carp – and even the occasional 30-pound catfish. Fishing trips can be combined with pleasure boat cruises if you just want a little taster. Take a pleasure cruises to Puffin Island with its seabirds and seals and you can sometimes get a little mackerel fishing thrown in.
There are many other attractions and activities on the Isle of Anglesey, including golf, walking, horse riding, motorsports and watersports – this is just a small sample. The beautifully located holiday parks with excellent family facilities, luxury lodges and spacious family caravans make Anglesey the perfect choice for an unforgettable holiday.