Anglesey Travel Guide

The pretty island of Anglesey can be found off the coast of north-western Wales and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. This is a fascinating place for visitors who want to discover the richness of the Welsh culture to visit and there are numerous historic buildings to discover on the island. However, Anglesey is more famous for its intense natural beauty and nature lovers will really be in their element hiking here, while tiny traditional villages provide plenty of amenities and entertainment options.

Things to see and do on Anglesey

Beaumaris Castle – Anglesey, Wales

Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey. medieval military architecture of the castle is surrounded by the water of the moat.

With its distinctive and very varied landscapes, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most stunning natural attractions in the whole of the United Kingdom. The area was established on the island of Anglesey in 1966 and boasts more than a hundred miles of coastline with numerous hiking and walking trails that are just waiting to be explored.

Situated in one of Anglesey’s most tranquil towns, Beaumaris Castle was built in the 13th century and offers an interesting insight into the history of the island. The castle was established after Edward I of England invaded Wales and guided tours are available throughout the year.

The Anglesey Sea Zoo is the largest marine aquarium in the whole of Wales and is an excellent attraction for people of all ages. A large number of interesting habitats can be found here that offer an insight into the natural diversity of Anglesey and the surrounding area of Wales.

Menai Strait – Anglesey, Wales

Boats on the Menai Strait, Wales.

People who want to enjoy impressive views of the island of Anglesey and especially across the Menai Strait should climb to the top of Marquess of Anglesey’s Column. Visitors make their way up a narrow winding staircase to emerge at the top where they are greeted by stunning panoramic views.

Puffin Island – Anglesey, Wales

Panorama photograph showing Penmon Lighthouse, Anglesey, North Wales and Puffin Island, with Great Orme, Llandudno on the horizon.

Cruises to Puffin Island are offered each day from April until October and this is a great way to see the island of Anglesey in all its glory. The cruise takes a little over an hour and visitors are treated to impressive views of the Menai Strait as well as the puffins that the island is named after and other types of birds such as razorbills, cormorants and kittiwakes.

Climate conditions

Although temperatures tend to be highest in the summer months, temperatures on Anglesey are moderated by the Gulf Stream and both spring and autumn offer plenty of warm and sunny days. People who visit Anglesey in April and May will find that the weather is warm and dry and they will be able to beat the summer crowds.