Anglesey holiday cottages

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey

Search for your ideal Anglesey holiday home. The island of Anglesey is situated off the North West coast of Wales near the Snowdonia mountain range. It is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait, which is spanned by the Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, and the Britannia Bridge.

After crossing the Menai Bridge on the East of Anglesey you will arrive at Beaumaris where you can explore a medieval castle, walk across the Victorian pier to take in the sights or do some shopping. Beaumaris castle, built by Edward I, the most technically perfect castle in Britain, has few equals. As well as regular live music and local produce markets, there is an arts festival, Victorian Christmas celebrations and historic events within the castle walls.

Moving northwards along the coast from Beaumaris, you will encounter the small village of Red Wharf Bay situated on the western shore of the bay. Red Wharf Bay is linked to Benllech and Pentraeth via the Anglesey Coastal Path. Red Wharf Bay offers convenient places to grab a bite to eat or drink with three restaurants all of which boast stunning views of the Bay. The bay attracts an abundance of wildlife including a large number of waterfowl and wading birds such as oystercatchers, shelduck, purple sandpipers and curlew. The bay is bordered by salt marshes and sand dunes.

Slightly north of Red Wharf Bay lies Benllech, a popular beach holiday destination. Winner of the European Blue Flag award since 2004, the beach has an abundance of golden sand and clear blue sea and is a popular safe area for traditional family holidays. The town itself is overlooks The Great Orme and Penmon Point. The village won the 'tidiest village on Anglesey' competition in the years 1973-79 and was also awarded a Civic Trust Award.

Amlwch, the most northerly town in Wales is situated on the north coast of Anglesey. Until 1768, Amlwch was just a small hamlet when copper in large quantities was discovered on nearby Parys Mountain. Amlwch Port was famed for its ship building, long gone but still an interesting place to visit. There is a small museum with the history of the port and mountain. The town has no beach but it has impressive coastal cliffs.

Heading south along the western coast, you will reach Holyhead, the largest town on Anglesey and is perhaps known best for being a busy ferry port. Visitors should also note that the town has a number of interesting attractions and is a bustling shopping and visitors area. The town centre offers a number of good places to eat, a theatre and a cinema. Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing, golfing and sailing facilities. Couple this with the wonderful scenery, walks and beaches in the area you can easily lose yourself and relax for a few days.

In the south west of Anglesey, 10 km south east of Holyhead, lies the village of Rhosneigr. From the clock at the centre of the village can be seen RAF Valley and Holyhead Mountain. As well as hosting pubs, restaurants, cafes Rhosneigr offers many recreational activities including swimming, surfing, wind and kite surfing, wakeboarding, fishing, water skiing, golf, tennis and underwater diving.

Finally, a trip to Anglesey would not be complete without a visit to Llanfairpwllgwyngllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, situated on the Menai Strait next to Britannia Bridge. Here visitors stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the Visitors Centre or to have their 'passport' stamped at the local shop.

Whatever your ideal holiday, you will not be disappointed with your visit to Anglesey.