What to do on Anglesey | North Wales | Menai Holiday Cottages

Enjoy stunning landscapes and unspoilt beaches on Anglesey, an inspiring island getaway. Water sports, wildlife, scenic walking and delicious local produce await you.

Explore Anglesey

Stunning scenery coupled with a huge variety of things to do means a holiday on Anglesey is never dull.

We've pulled together the best bits for you so you can easily find all the things you want to do while you're on holiday. Just click on the boxes below to find out more about your favourite activity.

Whether you prefer to travel by footcycle or horseback the island of Anglesey is an inspiring place to explore.

Along the coast there are endless sandy beaches, intriguing rocky coves, dramatic cliff top footpaths, salt-marsh, pine forests and undulating sand dunes. Walkers and cyclists – and horse riders on many sections - can explore the coast via the 125-mile Anglesey Coastal Path.

Further inland you’ll find rolling farmland, virtually traffic-free country lanes and quiet wildlife trails. The Anglesey Rural Cycling Network takes in safe, country lanes and quiet road routes that are suitable for all the family.

However you like to roll you’ll probably want to make frequent stops to admire the view - much of the island is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you’re looking out to the wilds of the Irish Sea or back to the dramatic peaks of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula you can’t help but feel uplifted and invigorated.

With a range of different habitats, Anglesey is teeming with birds, plants and other wildlife. At the two RSPB reserves on the island, visitors can watch puffins and choughs at the South Stack Cliffs or grebes and goldeneyes at the Valley Wetlands. The Anglesey red squirrel population is now the largest in Wales, and the island is home to a variety of orchids, best seen in late spring on the dunes in Newborough Forest.

The island also has a fascinating geology, with some ancient rock formations that were old before Snowdonia even existed! There are regular geology and wildlife walks throughout the year when you can learn more about the island’s unique environment in the company of an expert local guide.

Anglesey has a greater concentration of prehistoric sites than anywhere else in Wales, many of which are as old as the pyramids. Ancient hut circles, druid burial chambers and standing stones pepper the landscape.

You’ll also find ancient copper mines, roundhouses, medieval castle walls, lighthouses and windmills, including the only working windmill in Wales. You can sample the wares of Llynnon Mill, close to Cemaes Bay, in its lovely tearoom, or take home a bag of organic stoneground flour to bake some real Anglesey bread of your own.

You could pack a picnic and hit the beach for some rock pooling, sand-castling or to indulge in any number of water sports, or play golf on some of the most beautiful fairways in the UK. You can go on a sea safari at the Anglesey Sea Zoo, where experts will tell you all about Anglesey’s extraordinary marine life. Or discover exotic butterflies, birds and meerkats at the Pili Palas where the little ones can also enjoy bouncy castles and a great outdoor playing area.

Regular farmers markets and food festivals celebrate the quality and diversity of Anglesey’s local produce – from locally reared meat, vegetables straight from the field, organic mushrooms, freshly baked bread and the most delicious fresh-from-the-water seafood caught along the Anglesey coastline.

Other highlights for visitors include the beautiful Georgian town of Beaumaris, where you can visit the medieval castle and the old gaol and courthouse. Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens are home to some great art – including a Rex Whistler masterpiece – as well as themed activities throughout the year. And there’s an ever-changing programme of art exhibitions at the excellent Oriel Mon Gallery in Llangefni.

With its stunning mountain views, beautiful coastline, and clean, unspoilt environment it’s no wonder that so many visitors come to Anglesey to enjoy the outdoors. Everybody who visits Anglesey has a favourite beach, a well-loved walk or some special corner that calls them back, and once you have been you will long to return.

Don't forget, as a Menai Holiday's customer you can take advantage of discounts at many of the island’s attractions, as well as at a number of local restaurants and shops using our Holiday Treats Card.

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Holiday cottages on Anglesey

Whether you’re looking for a quiet country hideaway, coastal lookout or a traditional seaside village we have a property that’s perfect for you.

And we don't list any properties we wouldn't be happy holidaying in ourselves so we know you will love where you stay.

3 The Coach House - Penthouse Apartment 3 The Coach House - Penthouse Apartment Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey "Our guests love Red Wharf Bay. The Coach House is a perfect first floor apartment for your holiday with fantastic views - a great place to stay."

Sleeps : 4

£525 - £880 per week

Changeover day : Sat

Little Hawthorn Little Hawthorn Menai Bridge, Anglesey "Vera, the owner, really should be given an award for the work she has done in Menai Bridge and Little Hawthorn is another of her little gems. It is quirky, fun and right in the centre of the town."

Sleeps : 2

£285 - £410 per week

Changeover day : Fri


Menai Holiday Cottages
Unit 4 & 6,
Brynsiencyn Workshops,
Old School

LL61 6HZ

Tel: 01248 430258


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