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Ynys Mon

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Overview

Historically the last stronghold of the Druid’s the island of Anglesey off North West Wales is known for its unspoilt sandy beaches, rugged coastline and ancient sites. Connected to the mainland by bridges over the Menai Straights you can beachcomb, enjoy water sports or explore all it has to offer.

Castell Aberlleiniog

The Castle dominates the Menai Straights with views back to Snowdonia. The last of Edward I’s iron ring of fortresses and never fully completed. Also visit the town Gaol or the nearby ruins of Castell Aberlleiniog.

Beaumaris

The Castle dominates the Menai Straights with views back to Snowdonia. The last of Edward I’s iron ring of fortresses and never fully completed. Also visit the town Gaol or the nearby ruins of Castell Aberlleiniog.

Red Wharf Bay

Bordered by sand dunes and salt marshes, abundant wildfowl take advantage of the large sandy beaches and rock pools at low tide. A number of hostelries overlook the beach where you can grab something to eat or drink.

Amlwch

On the Anglesey coastal path the area has been mined for copper for 4,000 years and at one point in the 18th century the Parry Mountain workings became the most productive copper mine in the world. Visit the nearby port and take a tour of the museum.

Holyhead

Ferry Port offering a faster crossing to Dublin, in under 2 hours. Visit the Maritime Museum overlooking the harbour or enjoy the bustling town centre, for shopping and restaurants.

South Stack Lighthouse

Walk along the cliffs looking towards the South Stack lighthouse built in 1809 or visit the nearby ancient Ty Mawr hut circles to see more ancient history. The location is stunning and the breeze will blow the cobwebs away!

Trearddur Bay

A large sandy beach gently sloping to the sea with rocky outcrops well suited for relaxing family days at the seaside with many water sports available.

Rhoscolyn

Soak up the dramatic rocky coastline with numerous inlets and offshore islands and sheltered sandy beaches.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Well, who wouldn’t want to have their photo taken with the longest railway station sign in the background?!

Plas Newydd House and Gardens

The magnificent, largely 19th century, house and gardens, now owned by the National Trust, has spectacular views over the Menai Strait towards Snowdonia. Keep your eyes peeled - you may be lucky enough to see a red squirrel.

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Overview

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Castell Aberlleiniog

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2.4 miles

Beaumaris

3
7.5 miles

Red Wharf Bay

4
14.1 miles

Amlwch

5
21.3 miles

Holyhead

6
3.2 miles

South Stack Lighthouse

7
4.5 miles

Trearddur Bay

8
2.8 miles

Rhoscolyn

9
20.0 miles

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

10
2.7 miles

Plas Newydd House and Gardens

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About the Ynys Mon Trail

Distance:78 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:1

Anglesey offers something for everyone – ancient Neolithic sites, massive castles, watersports, sandy beaches or a 130 mile coastal path takes in nearly all the sites and views.

Cross the Menai Bridge to Beaumaris and its famous castle where the massive fortress in the coastal scenery then on to the ruins of the 11th century Motte and Bailey Castell Aberlleiniog.

Enjoy the sandy beaches of Benllech Bay and Red Wharf Bay, whilst Amlwch offers an insight into the impact of copper extraction on the island dating back millennia – a history including the Neolithic site of Trefignath and the remains of the Roman hut circles at Ty Mawr.

Holyhead ferry port connects to Dublin and is the jumping off point for exploring the spectacular scenery of Holy Island – the rugged coastline near the South Stack lighthouse, Rhoscolyn’s Black and White Arches or the sandy beach at Trearddur Bay.

Try the local food whether it is seafood or lamb and don’t leave the island without some laverbread on hot buttered toast. Returning to Menai Strait, take in the station with the longest name or look at the history and gardens of Plas Newydd.

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Castles

One of the “iron ring” castles, the magnificent castle at Beaumaris is an imposing sight on the Menai Straits, from which you can see for miles to Snowdonia. Explore this fascinating castle – quite possibly the finest Edwardian castle in Wales.

Seacapes

Anglesey’s coast line provides seascapes a plenty. Whether is it the rugged nature of Holyhead, Rhoscolyn or South Stack or the sandy beaches of Trearddur there is plenty to see to see on the island.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Or to give it it’s full name – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - well it’s easy for you to say! The longest place name in Europe and second longest single name place in the world – all dating from the 1860s as part of a promotional exercise to draw tourists to the town.

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