Welcome to the captivating beauty of Anglesey, where summer unveils endless opportunities for exploration, culinary delights, and unforgettable experiences. With its stunning coastline, rich history, and vibrant local culture, this charming island in Wales offers an abundance of activities to make your summer getaway truly exceptional.
Here are the top 10 things to do in Anglesey. From experiences, dining gems, and must-see attractions that will make your summer an unforgettable one.
1. Breathtaking Coastal Walks
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Anglesey with its magnificent coastal walks.
Explore the Anglesey Coastal Path, a 125-mile trail that winds its way around the entire island, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and sparkling blue waters.
A highlight of the Anglesey Coastal Path is the iconic South Stack Lighthouse, standing tall atop towering cliffs. Reach this remarkable landmark by following the trail that leads you through heather-clad moorlands, offering a perfect vantage point to appreciate the striking contrast between the red-bricked lighthouse and the surrounding natural beauty. Plus, you can start this trail at South Stack easily from your stay at GoFerydd, only a short walk away.
The Anglesey Coastal Path provides opportunities for all, whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking to conquer longer stretches or a casual walker seeking short, leisurely strolls. With its well-marked paths and diverse landscapes, it’s easy to tailor your experience to suit your preferences and time constraints.
2. Discover Historic Beaumaris Castle
Step back in time and discover the fascinating history of Anglesey at Beaumaris Castle. This medieval fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts impressive architecture and offers a glimpse into the past. Known as the best castle never built, having never been completed, Beaumaris is a magificent display of grandeur and history.
Explore its imposing walls, towers, and chambers, and learn about the castle’s rich history through informative displays and guided tours.
3. Explore the Ancient Wonder of Llynnon Mill
Uncover Anglesey’s rich agricultural heritage at Llynnon Mill, the only working windmill in Wales. Visit to witness the majestic sails in motion, for the first time in Summer 2023 since 2018.. Inside the mill, discover a brand new chocolate factory and donut shop, run by friendly Anglesey natives Richard Holt and his family. Perfect for little ones to discover their chocolatey delights, explore Mr Holt’s Model Saffari – and little treats for adults can be found in the Gin also produced at the windmill.
Onsite you can also find two ancient iron age roundhouses – take a look around to delve into the history of over 3000 years ago!
4. Relax on Rhosneigr Beach
Experience the laid-back charm of Rhosneigr Beach, a popular spot for sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Bask in the golden sands, take a dip in the refreshing waters, or try your hand at thrilling activities such as windsurfing, paddleboarding, or kiteboarding. The beach’s vibrant atmosphere and stunning vistas make it a must-visit destination for summer relaxation.
Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner looking to catch your first wave, Funsport offers a wide range of rentals and lessons to ensure that individuals of all ages and skill levels can experience the exhilaration of riding the waves in Rhosneigr.
5. Admire Nature's Beauty at Parys Mountain
Venture inland and explore the unique landscapes of Parys Mountain, a former copper mine that has transformed into a colourful wonderland. The vibrant hues of red, orange, and purple create a surreal backdrop, providing a perfect setting for memorable walks and photography.
Rich with history, this mountain was once the largest copper mine in the world, and was actively mined as far back as 4000 years ago!
Follow the trails to immerse yourself in the fascinating history and geological marvels of this extraordinary site.
6. Dining Excellence at The White Eagle
Savour a true taste of Anglesey at The White Eagle, a renowned gastropub overlooking the beautiful Rhoscolyn Bay.
Enjoy delicious pub classics with a modern twist, made with the freshest local ingredients. Pair your meal with a refreshing drink from their extensive selection of real ales, fine wines, or artisan spirits.
The warm ambiance and stunning coastal views make it an ideal spot for a memorable dining experience.
7. Marvel at the Seabird Spectacle on South Stack Cliffs
Embark on a breathtaking adventure to South Stack Cliffs, a nature reserve teeming with an array of seabirds. Witness the dramatic spectacle of thousands of birds, including puffins, razorbills, and guillemots, nesting and soaring above the rugged cliffs. The RSPB South Stack Visitor Centre provides valuable insights into these fascinating creatures and their natural habitat.
In holidays children can experience the fun of wildlife with RSPB’s wild treasure hunts and watch out for birds with binoculars.
You can hire a guide for the best spots to watch the wildlife, or join RSPB on one of their many wildlife walks, bookable online.
8. Explore the Hidden Gem of Plas Newydd:
Uncover the charm of Plas Newydd, a historic house set amidst stunning gardens and woodlands. Discover its intriguing history, from the 18th-century mansion to its connection with the famous Ladies of Llangollen. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, enjoy the captivating views of the Menai Strait, and visit the fascinating military museum.
Onsite is the Old Dairy Café, offering a selection of drinks, cakes, bakes and lunches. Plus, watch out for local red squirrels that can be seen running about and jumping between trees as you sit down for lunch!
9. Delight in Local Produce at The Lobster Pot
Satisfy your culinary cravings at The Lobster Pot, a hidden gem nestled in the picturesque village of Church Bay. Known for its fresh seafood, this charming restaurant offers a delightful menu featuring locally caught lobsters, mussels, and other delicious creations. Immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming ambiance while savouring the flavours of Anglesey’s bountiful coastline.
10. Wild Adventures at Pili Palas Nature World
Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at Pili Palas Nature World, a must-visit attraction for families and nature enthusiasts alike.Step into the indoor exhibition area and marvel at the diverse range of insects, reptiles, and creepy crawlies that call Pili Palas home. From beautiful butterflies fluttering by to exotic reptiles basking in the warmth, every corner of Pili Palas is filled with awe-inspiring sights.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join interactive talks and feeding sessions, where you can learn more about the inhabitants and their habitats, and look out for their cheeky meerkats!
Anglesey shines as a captivating destination during the summer season, inviting travellers to immerse themselves in its natural wonders, indulge in culinary delights, and explore its rich history. From breathtaking coastal walks to iconic attractions, and tantalising dining experiences, Anglesey offers a diverse range of activities that cater to everyone’s interests.
If you fancy a hit of fresh sea air, you can now book your break at Goferydd online. Sleeping up to nine in four bedrooms, prices start from only £475 per night.