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Anglesey (Ynys Môn) is a beautiful island set on the northwest coast of Wales.

Home to six Blue-Flag beaches, historic sites, picturesque woodlands and nature reserves. You will be spoilt for choice for things to do in Anglesey.

Whether you’re travelling with the whole family or your canine companion, there is something for everyone!

If you’re heading to Wales, check out our ultimate guide for the best things to do in Anglesey…

Things to do in Anglesey

Menai Suspension Bridge

Known as ‘Môn Mam Cymru’ (Mother of Wales), Anglesey is the fifth largest island in Britain, full of attractions and outdoor activities.

Accessed via the 19th-century Menai Suspension Bridge, this stunning island has much to offer visitors. It’s not hard to see why it is one of the most popular destinations in Wales! Discover award-winning beaches, imposing mountains, fascinating history, and wildlife rich clifftops.

As well as an array of attractions, Anglesey boasts breath-taking views out towards Yr Wyddfa (Snowdonia) and the Menai Strait. Be sure to experience them during your getaway!

1. Anglesey Sea Zoo

A must see-attraction during your stay on Anglesey is the superb Anglesey Sea Zoo. Displaying the very best of marine life from across the UK’s coasts, it is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Meet and learn more about the likes of lobsters, octopuses, and conger eels, as well as the zoo’s conservation projects.

Once you’ve met a variety of sea creatures, why not enjoy a tasty lunch in the Rockpool Cafe and Restaurant? You will also find an indoor play area and bouncy castle for the little ones to enjoy, crazy golf, The Pirate Blaster, a picnic area, and Gator Boats.

Enjoy a fun-filled day out with all the family at the Anglesey Sea Zoo.

2. South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve

South Stack Nature Reserve

This is a beautiful nature reserve settled on Holy Island.

Renowned for its rich wildlife which can be found throughout the cliffs, farmland, and heathland. The cliffs are home to over 9,000 seabirds, including puffins and kittiwakes, and offer wonderful views over the Irish Sea.

Take advantage of the scenic, winding trails, where you can spot dolphins, seals and harbour porpoises playing in the water below! If you want to get a closer look, you can hire binoculars from the on-site shop.

You can also visit the South Stack Lighthouse and the historic Ellin’s Tower. Both of which offer fantastic views, it’s not hard to see why this location has made our guide to the top things to do in Anglesey!

3. Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Anglesey Coast Path

Stretching for 130 miles and within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the famous Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path.

Lace up your walking boots and embark along the renowned trail which begins at St Cybi’s Church in Holyhead. Discover the sites of the Menai Suspension Bridge, Menai Strait, Penmon Point, and Llanddwyn Island.

Anglesey is well-known for its amazing dark skies. In the Winter months, visitors have been able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

Check out our top five walks in Anglesey and explore the Anglesey Coastal Path for yourself.

4. Plas Newydd House and Garden

Perched on the shores of the Menai Strait with exceptional views of Snowdonia, is the magnificent Plas Newydd House and Garden.  Home to the Marquess of Anglesey, this enchanting house is surrounded by 129-acres of woodland, terraces and an arboretum.

Enjoy woodland walks or a guided tour whilst spotting the resident red squirrels. Or stroll along the Menai Strait, where if you’re lucky, you may be able to spot a seal or two!

Inside, you will find a large collection of Rex Whistler’s works, and a Military Museum detailing the family’s rich history. After your tour, you can refuel at The Old Dairy Cafe and Shop or browse the second-hand bookshop.

Owned and maintained by the National Trust, it is one of the best things to do in Anglesey whilst soaking up the local history!

5. Foel Farm Park

Next up on our things to do in Anglesey guide is the family-friendly Foel Farm Park.
This small working farm by the sea offers plenty of things to see and do. Meet and feed the sweet farm animals, along with lambs and calves in early Spring/Summer. Tour the farm by tractor or trailer pulled by quad bike, with exceptional views of the sea and mountains beyond.

Make a pit stop at the Foel Country Cafe, where you can refuel with a tasty meal or a slice of homemade cake and a coffee! If you can’t get enough of the views, why not dine out on the Garden Terrace which overlooks the Menai Strait and Snowdonia?

6. Penmon Point

Trwyn Du Lighthouse at Penmon Point in Wales

Located on the northeast tip of Anglesey is the beautiful Penmon Point. One of the most sought-after places to visit in Anglesey, thanks to its superb views out to the mainland, Puffin Island and the Great Orme.

This destination is popular for seafishing, as well as watersports, including surfing and kayaking. It is also the best spot for views of dolphins, seals and porpoises. If you time your visit right, you may even be able to see the Northern Lights!

For a truly unique experience, take in the natural light show from the bio luminescent algae all year long. It is not to be missed when looking for the best things to do in Anglesey.

After experiencing the wonders of Penmon Point, head to the Pilot House Cafe for a well-deserved sweet treat.

7. The Copper Kingdom

The Copper Kingdom in the Parys Mountains

Anglesey is brimming with historic sites, The Copper Kingdom being one of them. You will find this fascinating attraction in Amlwch, surrounded by the unique landscape of the Parys Mountains.
Once the largest copper mine in the world and attracting people from all over the UK. Resulting in Anglesey’s own Welsh Copper Rush in the 18th-century.
Visit the interactive award-winning Copper Kingdom Centre by the harbour. Inside, you will find a cinema showcasing drone footage of the area, and a children’s corner where you can create brass rubbings. Why not dress up a mine worker and have your photo taken to remember your trip by?
Keen walkers will not be disappointed. Hike through the colourful and crater filled terrain along the renowned 2.3-mile Copper Mine Heritage Trail. Be sure to check out the small, listed Sail Loft, where you can explore the museum, or enjoy a cup of tea in the cafe.

Best Things to Do in Anglesey with a dog

1. Beaumaris Castle


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Wales is famous for its castle filled landscapes, with it having more castles per square mile than any other destination in Europe!

Arguably, one of the most beautiful is the unfinished masterpiece of Beaumaris Castle. Built in the 13th-century from the mind of Edwards I, the castle boasts near perfect symmetry. It is no surprise this is the first addition to our guide on the best things to do in Anglesey with a dog.

However, money was running out and trouble was beginning in Scotland, and so the castle remained unfinished. Despite this, it has earned its place as a Cadw Heritage Site.

Dogs on leads are welcome to explore the ground floor levels, which include a small cinema, a courtyard and the weaponry. You and your pooch can also explore the castle grounds and historic walls, with stunning views across Beaumaris.

2. Puffin Island

Puffins on Puffin Island

From Beaumaris, you and your faithful friend can embark on a Seacoast Safari to Puffin Island. Expect breath-taking scenery and an informative commentary, and that is just on the way!

Once you have reached the island, you can spot an array of wildlife. The main season takes place April-July, where you can spot kittiwakes, guillemots, and the famous puffins. Whilst the surrounding waters are home to dolphins and porpoises!

3. Red Wharf Bay

Golden Retriever on a beach

Well-known for being one of the most popular dog-friendly beaches in Anglesey, Red Wharf Bay, is perfect for blowing away the cobwebs.

Also known as Traeth Coch, Red Wharf Bay welcomes dogs to its sands all year round. A designated nature reserve, backed by dunes and salt marshes, it is popular with birdwatchers and watersports enthusiasts.

After your walk, head to The Tavern on the Bay, a gastropub with resident pianist and beautiful views over the beach. It is one of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in Anglesey.

Events in Anglesey


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Not only is there a wide variety of things to do in Anglesey, but there is a whole host of events too!

Unleash your inner foodie at the Menai Food Festival or step back in time at the Beaumaris Castle Medieval Festival. Both of which take place in August.

You can guarantee the island will be joining in on the celebrations for St David’s Day, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Time your visit right to ensure you don’t miss these events in North Wales during your stay in Anglesey.

Anglesey Weather

Ahead of your getaway, check out the seven-day weather forecast for Anglesey. Don’t worry if the sun isn’t shining for the whole of your stay! You will find plenty of things to do in Anlgesey in the rain. Whatever the weather, you’re sure to have a memorable escape in Anglesey.


Places to stay in Anglesey

Bryniau in Treaddur Bay, Anglesey

Bryniau (Ref. 1021041)

You will never be stuck for things to do whilst staying in Anglesey!

Showcasing the very best of the countryside and coast, as well as a wealth of historic sites, charming cafes and wildlife rich reserves, it’s hard to choose where to visit first!

We have a fantastic selection of Anglesey holiday cottages, ideal for accessing all the island has to offer. If you don’t want your pooch to miss out on the fun, we also offer a great selection of  dog-friendly cottage in Anglesey.

What are you waiting for? Discover historic delights with our guide for the best things to do in Beaumaris, or get a taste for the coastal life with our blog on Llannddwyn Island and Newborough Beach and our guide to beaches in Anglesey

However you choose to spend your time in Anglesey, secure your stay with Menai Holiday Cottages today!


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