Never been to Anglesey before? Come and see what you're missing! Here you will find an abundance of adventure and activities for families, groups of friends or couples, with the island lending itself naturally as an outdoor playground, a coastal gem, a local food supreme and breath taking beauty with festivals, food fairs and adventure events taking place regularly. Anglesey is an all- round experience! Whatever your adventure is, it's waiting for you here! For Great Week end Adventures, see our Group page! Start planning now!
The beach is a must whatever the weather!
Anglesey is renowned for its numerous and beautiful beaches and here at Anglesey yurt Holidays, we are only three miles away from the nearest and prettiest beaches on the island. There is a wide variety of sandy beaches stretching from the historical village of Aberffraw (the Welsh prince's seat) with its miles of sand dunes to explore, to the pretty coves of Cable Bay, several other quaint beaches adjoining the wide open sandy bay leading to the pretty village of Rhosneigr where you can spend the day watching the surfers, the boats or just enjoy the beach. Picnics, rock pools, building sand castles and amazing views makes this a very popular place with visitors.
Even if the weather's not that great, the beach is a must! Spring and Autumn are ideal times to enjoy the beach and views when it's quieter. www.visitanglesey.co.uk
With Anglesey being a relatively low lying island, cycling and cycling events have become a very popular pastime here. There are numerous designated, circular cycling routes on Anglesey, one of which is just 150yards from the campsite. You can bring your own bikes and ride right out of the site on to quiet and safe country lanes. Spend the day out on your bikes or spend an evening exploring the area! You will regularly see cyclists passing by.
If it's more convenient, there are bikes to hire on the site, along with helmets and safety gear. Alternatively there is a bike hire hub nearby at Aberffraw where they also hire out electric bikes. www.cybi-bikes.co.uk. There are child friendly routes suitable for the youngest of children. Lon Las is virtually flat with cafes at both ends and picnic stops on the way. For more information on bike routes visit www.cyclingnorthwales.co.uk.
There are more cycling literature on the campsite.
Cycling Events - Anglesey's Tour de Mon cycling event is hugely popular here in August, with short, mid and long distance routes to participate in, or just come and watch! www.tourdemon.co.uk. During May and June the Anglesey walking and cycling festival takes place, where there is a wide variety of events to suit everyone on their bikes! www.angleseywalkinfestival.com. Why not make a holiday of it!
Coastal Path - the mentioned beaches are all linked by the coastal path, which runs 125 miles around the island. You can walk short distances or longer ones depending on your ability, taking in the breath-taking scenery along the way. Take a picnic or stop by the cafes and restaurants in the villages on your way. We are only three miles from the coastal path.
Anglesey boasts its own walking festival during May and June which is a very popular event drawing people from all over the world. Why not stay the week and join in some of these beautiful walks? www.angleseywalkingfestival.com
Locally - Anglesey Yurt Holidays is situated in the middle of beautiful and peaceful countryside, where local country walks are enjoyed by many. Listen to the gentle country sounds surrounding you! Take a short evening walk or take a supper picnic for a longer one! There are plenty of suggestions on site.
Farm - If a leisurely walk across the fields takes your fancy, it can be arranged with the proprietors. You may even be asked to help move some cattle!
Anglesey is a very prominent base for sea activities. How about surfing www.fks.me.uk at Rhosneigr, just three miles from the campsite, and one of the best places in the world to surf, or coasteering see www.angleseyadventures.com
Boat trips and rib rides are extremely popular on the island, and well worth booking beforehand. This is a fantastic way to see the island from a different perspective and have a fun day out! www.angleseyboattrips.com or www.ribride.co.uk
The Menai Straits is supposedly the best place in the world to learn sea kayaking! Why not have a go! www.adventureelements.com on the straits and also www.seakayaking.co.uk off the beautiful coastline of Holyhead. Anglesey is a prime spot for fishing, surrounded by the sea and having many inland lakes. See www.angleseycharterfishing.co.uk
Karting - Karting is a firm family favourite, only five miles from the site. Suitable even for the youngest children www.cartiomonkarting.co.uk. It has its own café for lunch and bar area with balcony to watch if you're not taking part.
The Anglesey Circuit at Ty Croes brings people from all over the country. Only four miles from the site, it is a winner for the motor enthusiast with various events on a regular basis. It is set in the most beautiful of locations! www.angleseycircuit.com
Tennis, bowling and horse-riding - All are available at Rhosneigr www.totaloutdoorsrhosneigr.co.uk
Golf - The Anglesey Golf Club is also at Rhosneigr where you can see the planes landing and taking off from the end of the RAF Valley base www.angleseygolfclub.co.uk For more information you can also see www.visitanglesey.co.uk
Wall climbing – if the weather's not good why not try wall climbing at Indy Climbing at Llanfairpwll. It's a great place for all the family to join in!
We pride ourselves on our local produce and food events on Anglesey. From land to sea most of our restaurants use as much local produce as they can. Why not coincide your stay with a Foodslam event and seek out what we have to offer? See www.bestofanglesey.com for a quick guide. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages or our calendar to find out about local food events and food festivals on Anglesey.
SPECIAL PLACES - locally
Feedback from past visitors means we must mention some of the special places that they have enjoyed whilst staying here…
Through Newborough Forest to Llanddwyn beach(5 miles from site)
Enjoy the best of both worlds, where coast meets countryside. Walk or cycle and savour the peace and tranquillity of the forest, note the sounds of the songbirds, admire the white Welsh ponies or spot the rare red squirrel before arriving at the picturesque and popular Llanddwyn beach. Here you can walk along the beach with spectacular views to the end of the historical and mythical peninsula. A perfect day out.
St Cwyfan's Church In The Sea (3 miles from site)
The church used to be part of the mainland but now stands proudly on its own! Drive through the village of Aberffraw past the numerous smallholdings. At the very end of the road you will view this unique little church. When the tide is out it is accessible by foot. What a beautiful place to contemplate life! http://www.stone-circles.org.uk/stone/images/barclodiadygawres.jpg
Barclodiad Y Gawres Burial Chamber (3 miles from site)
Between the villages of Aberffraw and Rhosneigr lies this chambered burial mound. Dating back from 2500BC it dominates from both sides. Magnificent when the sun is going down! www.anglesey-hidden-gem.com
Only a three quarter hour drive from the campsite, many more adventures can be found further afield. North Wales is known for being the best Outdoor Adventure Area in the whole of Britain. With new activities such as www.zipworld.co.uk who have the longest zipline in Europe, or www.bouncebelow.net making great use of the underground caverns in the area and the newly established www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Without of course forgetting Snowdon itself, Britain's highest mountain which you can ascend on foot, or for those who don't fancy the climb, take the train to the top www.snowdonrailway.co.uk
Days Out with children in mind!
Pili Palas (Butterfly palace) is a magical place for children whatever the weather, not only full of butterflies but where snakes and lizards dwell, as well as the recent addition of meercats, with excellent play areas and café visit - pilipalas.co.uk. Anglesey Sea Zoo is another great favourite and not dependant on the weather! It also has a café and play area - angleseyseazoo.co.uk
Beaumaris has plenty to keep the kids happy, explore the castle and grounds, a playground for younger children and for the older ones the immensely interesting old gaol and courthouse. beaumaris.org.uk Beaches are plentiful and are ideal for children with plenty to do and see, even if the weather isn't great!
Cycling is popular, with some routes suitable for the youngest of children. The Lon Las is virtually flat with cafes at both ends and picnic stops on the way. Walking is for free and there is plenty of literature to guide you. You can choose quiet country lanes or designated paths near and around the local villages or of course the lovely coastal path and beaches.
Oriel Ynys Mon in Llangefni organises hands on activities for children during school holidays. The Seawatch Centre in the pretty fishing village of Moelfre is where the children can get to close proximity of the lifeboat and learn about its history and day to day activities visit - moelfre.org
More ideas and suggestions are available at loveanglesey.co.uk
Places of Historic Interest
Anglesey has a very interesting past. It has a long history of human habitation and being in close proximity to the sea, Anglesey has been invaded by the Irish, the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans. All this can be seen at Oriel Ynys Mon in Llangefni where you can learn more as well as enjoy a delicious meal and browse in the shop.
To learn about the maritime history of the island, head off to the Holyhead Maritime Museum, where you will hear about the various shipwrecks off the island. You can also visit the Moelfre Seawatch Centre in the picturesque fishing village and get close to the lifeboat currently in use.
If your interest lies in Anglesey's industrial history, Amlwch's copper kingdom exhibition and copper bins at Amlwch harbour is where you will find all about it. Then head off to Parys Mountain itself where you can walk the heritage trail - www.copperkingdom.co.uk. Anglesey's rural past can be glimpsed at the beautiful Felin Llynnon a restored, working windmill in a picturesque setting where you can enjoy afternoon tea and chat to the miller - attractionnorthwales.co.uk
Take a trip to Swtan, swtan.co.uk, the restored, last thatched cottage on Anglesey. It lies on the north east coast in the beautiful village of Church Bay. It is owned by the National Trust and leased by the friends of Swtan who restored it to what you see today. You will truly step back in time! The historic town of Beaumaris on the Menai Straits boasts its own castle, gaol and courthouse, with plenty of shops and eating places to enjoy the beautiful scenery - beaumaris.org.uk. Not too far away is the Telford museum at Menai Bridge, narrating the history of the two bridges connecting Anglesey to the mainland - menaibridges.co.uk
If you want to taste the life of the gentry, then make your way to Plas Newydd another National Trust property on the Menai Straits - nationaltrust.org.uk. Here you will enjoy breath-taking views of the Snowdonia Mountains whilst touring the house and lovely gardens.
Stepping back further in time Penmon Priory on the eastern tip of the island is worthy of a visit castlewales.com. There are several buildings to see and from here you can also see close by the lighthouse and Puffin island an uninhabited seabird sanctuary.
On the other side of the island lies the magical island of Llanddwyn, known locally for its romantic folklore. It is astonishingly beautiful, with dramatic views in all directions. Its history and the story of Dwynwen can be seen in the old pilots' cottages on the peninsula - anglesey-history.co.uk. Barclodiad y Gawres (Giantess's Apron) is also on this side of the island, a very unusual, Neolithic burial chamber site which you may enter. Revel in the peaceful and tranquil location here on the coastal path.
Not far away is the little village of Aberffraw, which in the Middle Ages was the capital of the kingdom of Gwynedd, with Prince Llywelyn at the helm. Its' history can be viewed in a small exhibition at Llys Llywelyn on entering the village. It is a lovely walk from the village to the headland where you can see the little church in the sea, accessible at low tide.
South Stack lighthouse is a must and attracts many visitors each year. After having walked the 400 steps down to the lighthouse you can learn about its history in the exhibition inside. A truly spectacular experience - trinityhouse.co.uk
Anglesey is an internationally recognised Geopark and is a World recognised UNESCO site. See more information on www.geomon.co.uk
This project has received funding through Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government
and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development".