Anglesey Attractions

There is so much to do in Rhosneigr itself but the island of Anglesey and surrounding North Wales has much to offer too!

Aberffraw

Just south of Rhosneigr on the A4080 coast road, about 10 minutes journey by car. This former capital of Wales offers lovely walks.

Anglesey Model Village

Located between Dwyran and Newborough on the A4080 just a few miles from Rhosneigr. Set in one acre of landscaped gardens and water features, this one twelfth scale model village features many of Anglesey’s landmarks. Children can ride a self drive railway around the picnic and play area. www.angleseymodelvillage.co.uk

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Located in Brynsciencyn, in the south of Anglesey, and well signposted from the A4080. Very popular, with large displays of marine life. Shops restaurant and plenty of activities for children. www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk

Beaumaris

A small, historic and very picturesque town on the Menai Straits. A castle built by Edward 1st, good pubs, fantastic ice cream parlour and boutique shops are among its attractions. Two miles east of the Menai Bridge on the A505. www.beaumaris.org.uk

Bodnant Gardens

80 acres of National Trust gardens. A must see for anyone enthusiastic about gardens! On A470 between Llandudno and Llanrwst (take the A55 east of Bangor) www.bodnantgardens.co.uk

Conwy

Old and historic town on the North Wales coast. Important medieval castle and good visitor centre. www.conwy.com

Ffestiniog Railway

Take the narrow gauge 19th century railway through beautiful scenery between Porthmadog and Blaunau Ffestiniog. www.festrail.co.uk

Greenwood Centre Forest Heritage and Adventure Park

Lots of activities for the whole family. The GCFH houses a unique forest heritage exhibition and offers a host of activities from the excitement of longbow shooting to peaceful woodland walks. www.greenwood-centre.co.uk

Henblas Park

All day family fun. Activities include falconry display, pony rides, tractor tours, farm animals and lamb feeding, sheepdog display, dragon ride, pet corner, face painting, crazy golf and lots more. In Bodorgan near Llangefni and well sign posted from the A5 – just a few miles from Rhosneigr. www.anglesey.info/henblas.htm

Holyhead Mountain

Visit South Stack lighthouse and bird watching station connected by a magical coastal path. There are impressive views and also an ancient hill fort and prehistoric hut circles. Follow the A5 towards Holyhead and then follow signs.

Llangefni

Market town in the centre of Anglesey. Home of the excellent Oriel Ynys Môn art gallery. Well sign posted from the A5.

Llandudno

A well known Victorian resort with excellent shopping, bowling and a modern theatre. Take the cable car to the top of the Great Orme and visit the Orme Ancient Copper mines. On the A546 north of Llandudno junction. www.llandudno.com

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Underground tramway tours of the slate quarry. On A470 between Betws y Coed and Porthmadog. www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.com

Newborough Forest and Llanddwyn Island

Situated to the west of Newborough this is one of the most important red squirrel conservation sites in the UK. Lovely woodland walks, great for bikes and picnics, Llandwyn Island is a magical place. Its rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and mixture of historic buildings make it great for exploration. The island remains attached to the mainland at all but the highest tides. Well worth a visit!

Pili Palas

Tropical butterfly house, creepy crawly gallery, cuddly animals and more. Great for children and an excellent wet day occupation! Between Britannia Bridge and Menai Bridge on Anglesey. Well signposted. www.pilipalas.co.uk

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

A National Trust property on the shore of the Menai Straits. The house, gardens and views are all stunning. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Portmeirion

Unique Italianate village. Very pretty with unusual exotic flora and fauna. Very popular. On A487 between Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog. www.portmeirion-village.com

Snowdon

The highest mountain in Wales. Stunning scenery and remarkable walks. Hike up or take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit (3560 ft) and enjoy the view. Restaurant and shop at the top but check the weather first! www.snowdoniaguide.com

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Plenty of wild animals including apes, lions, alligators and bird of prey flying displays. Good restaurant and shop. An excellent family day out. Near Colwyn Bay and well sign posted from A55. www.welshmountainzoo.org


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