Isle of Anglesey
With an area of just 275 square miles, Anglesey manages to squeeze a lot in
Award-winning beaches, like the shingle cove at Moelfre, and the big sandy one at Newborough. The foundations of Llys Rhosyr, court of the medieval Welsh Princes and really ancient earthworks like Bryn Celli Ddu. More recent historic sites, like 18th century Plas Newydd on the banks of the Menai Strait. Plus the unfinished medieval castle at Beaumaris. And the only working windmill in Wales, quietly turning at the village of Llanddeusant since 1335.
And that's before we've even started on the views. We have 22,000 hectares of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 60 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and 4 National Nature Reserves. Which could explain why artist Charles Tunnicliffe spent nearly 30 years illustrating the wildlife here.
We've over 650 miles of public footpaths, too. So it's great for walking. And the golfing, horse riding and fishing aren't bad either. And if you're into sports of the water variety, there's diving at Trearddur Bay, surfing at Silver Bay and kite surfing at Rhosneigr. Plus a 500-berth Marina at Holyhead. So it's a great place to set sail. Or drop anchor. And 125 miles of coast means a whole lot of sea food. So every year we throw an Oyster and Shellfish Festival to celebrate.