Exploring the Isle of Anglesey

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Looking for somewhere to visit that’s in the UK, so you don’t have to to rack up those travel miles? Want to make sure there’s plenty to explore, from stunning beaches to historic sites?

Look no further than the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn if you fancy impressing the locals with a bit of Welsh on your tongue! This charming island off the coast of North Wales is the perfect place for any family to explore. Here’s why:

1. Beaches that Beg for Buckets and Spades

Anglesey boasts an impressive coastline with more than 100 miles of sandy smiles waiting for your footprints, so no matter how close you stay or how far you travel from your Inn Collection Group hotel, you’ll always be by the beach. Newborough Beach is a stunner with views of the Snowdonia mountain range playing peek-a-boo across the water. Perfect for sandcastle engineers and paddle enthusiasts, it also comes with a magical forest backdrop where red squirrels play hide and seek. Yes, real-life red squirrels!

2. Walk This Way

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a walker’s paradise. Wrap around the island on this 130-mile trail that offers dramatic cliffs, hidden coves, and expansive seascapes. Not feeling a full island marathon? No worries! The path is broken into manageable chunks, so you can stroll a section and still have energy for a pub lunch. Speaking of which…

3. Pub Grub and Seafood Suppers

Anglesey is a hot spot for foodies. The local seafood is so fresh, you’d swear it jumped straight from the sea onto your plate. The Lobster Pot in Church Bay is legendary, serving up local lobster, crab, and mussels that will make you want to write home about it. Don’t miss out on visiting a local pub where the Welsh lamb and ale flow as freely as the convivial chatter.

4. Castles and Culture

No trip to Wales is complete without a castle visit, and Anglesey doesn’t disappoint. Beaumaris Castle, with its concentric walls and moat, looks like it’s been lifted straight from a medieval fantasy. Designed by Edward I’s master castle-builder, it’s an unfinished masterpiece that’s still impressive. The island is also dotted with ancient sites like Bryn Celli Ddu, a Neolithic burial chamber that’s older than your combined family tree and perfect for a spooky selfie.

5. Sea Zoo and Butterfly Palaces

Got kids or just a big kid at heart? Check out the Anglesey Sea Zoo. It’s small but mighty, showcasing the best of British marine wildlife including octopuses (or is it octopi?), seahorses, and even a shark nursery. Then flutter over to Pili Palas Nature World, where you can walk among tropical butterflies, giggle at meerkats, and whisper to snakes. It’s a mini zoo adventure with a big heart.

6. The Town of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch

Yes, it’s real. Yes, you can visit. And yes, you should absolutely take a selfie with the train station sign for the ultimate bragging rights. If you can pronounce it, that is. Good luck, brave linguists!

Whether you’re paddling through pristine waters, munching on mussels, or chasing butterflies, the Isle of Anglesey is a slice of Welsh wonder not to be missed. So come for the castles, stay for the seafood, and leave with memories of one of the UK’s most enchanting islands. What are you waiting for? Anglesey awaits!

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