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8 Exciting Places to Go For Your Anglesey Activities

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8 Exciting Places to Go For Your Anglesey Activities

Anglesey is well-known for its magnificent beaches and charming villages, but if you’re searching for something more unusual, there’s plenty more to explore. Here’s a list of strange things in Anglesey, Wales, ranging from seeming vistas to sites with incredibly long names, prehistoric tombs, and haunted lighthouses.

Furthermore, most of these Anglesey activities and attractions are free (or cheap) to visit except for parking fees.

Interesting Places to Visit in Anglesey, Wales

Anglesey Fens Nature Reserves

Wales contains the UK’s second-largest fenland area, after East Anglia. Three of the four are located on Anglesey, a small island off the coast of Wales. The largest is Cors Erddreiniog, followed by Cors Goch and Cors Bodeilio.

But, you might be wondering, what exactly is a Fen? It’s a special wetland fed by alkaline water, becoming increasingly rare in the UK and Europe.

The Anglesey Fens are all designated as National Nature Reserves. Each has wooden boardwalks to ensure that the serene and sensitive habitats beneath them are not disturbed.

Bangor Pier Wales 

The name comes from the Welsh word ‘main-aw,’ which means ‘narrow water.’

It’s so narrow that each side can see the other pretty plainly. Bangor pier, in fact, almost stretches across to Anglesey. In some spots, the water is less than 50cm during low tide. However, it is not safe to traverse on foot because of shifting sandbanks.

The Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge are the only options. Different and rapid tides cause strong currents and whirlpools at either end. The centre portion between the two bridges, known as ‘The Swellies’, is the most perilous.

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris, a charming coastal town on Anglesey’s east coast, is a must-see. Around 1295, the English King Edward I began constructing the last of his royal fortresses due to his relentless drive to capture North Wales.

After erecting castles all along the North Wales coast in Conwy, Caernarfon, and Harlech, Beaumaris Castle was intended to be his masterpiece. The name Beaumaris means ‘fair marsh’ in English, and it refers to the terrain in which it is located.

It was never completed due to depleting money and rising quarrels along the Scottish border. It has since earned the moniker of the “greatest castle never constructed.”

Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

This Anglesey village has the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It consists of 58 letters. However, because “ch” and “ll” are regarded as single letters in Welsh, there are only 51 letters.

When translated into English, the name translates ‘St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel beside the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave’. It was thought to have been presented to the community in 1869 as a publicity ploy to attract more tourists.

Even if there aren’t many other Anglesey attractions here, it’s worth visiting because it’s adjacent to the Britannia Bridge. At Llanfairpwll railway station, you’ll find the village’s name tag in its entirety.

Menai Strait

You can’t miss the Menai Strait if you want to go for an Anglesey glamping because you’ll have to cross it directly. So this is where we’ll start our list of unique things to see in Anglesey.

The Menai Strait parts the island of Anglesey from mainland Wales. A combination of glaciers flowing from Snowdonia and the Irish Sea ice stream carved it out during the previous ice age.

Parys Mountain 

You’ve stepped off the tarmac car lot and onto the walking track around this now-defunct old copper mine. A colourful palette of reds, oranges, pinks, greys, browns, purples, blacks, greens, yellows and blues greets you.

Conclusion 

Anglesey is home to one of North Wales’ greatest castles and some of Europe’s most gorgeous beaches. Keep this list in mind if you’re planning a vacation to Wales and want to know the most unusual things to do in Wales. Anglesey includes some of the strangest sites, attractions, and activities to do in Wales, a small but active country. One of the most exciting things to do is glam camping in Anglesey. Make sure to bring your loved ones along and experience the fun!

Finish your trip to the countryside with a stunning, glam camping experience in Anglesey. Canvas Hamlet has three luxury pop-up glampsites. While resting, take in the surroundings and enjoy the outdoors. Make a reservation for a tent for your Anglesey glamping!