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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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18/Aug/2018
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Anglesey is one of the most perfect places in the entire UK to buy a holiday home.

But don’t just take our word for it.

There are reasons in abundance why you should consider buying a holiday home on our luxury island paradise, and we’re going to assist you with the journey to finding out more.

We dare you to try and get through this post without being inspired. We know we fell in love with our home just that little bit more when we were putting it together (and we already adore it)!

 

1. Our beautiful beaches

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One of the main attractions that draws those hoping to buy a holiday home to Anglesey are the gorgeous beaches. The waters are blue and the beaches sandy, and they make for an excellent past time on your break.

Your family will adore a wonderful day by the seaside as you settle down for the afternoon together. In fact, we’d go as far to say that it really doesn’t get much better than the beaches on Anglesey when it comes to the UK coast!

Some of the best beach spots in the area are as follows:

  • Our very own award-winning Silver Bay Beach

  • Lligwy Beach

  • Church Bay

  • Porth Tywyn

So once you’re settled in your brand new stunning holiday home – grab a towel, bucket and shovel and head on down to the sea for a magical day!

 

2. Our amazing food

We’re not short of wonderful ingredients here on our island, and we ensure we make great use of our fresh, local produce to make some fantastic dishes in all our restaurants.

Restaurants we adore in particular on the island include Dylan’s Restaurant and The Marram Grass Cafe – although every establishment in the area has different delightful cuisine types that you’re sure to love.

Rest assured that if you buy a holiday home on Anglesey, you’ll have plenty of places to dine for both lunch and dinner every time you come to stay!

 

3. The location

Because we’re a little island, we have the beaches you can expect to find abroad right on your doorstep. We’re also attached to the UK via a little bridge making it incredibly easy to reach us by car.

If you fancy having a holiday home that you can visit whenever you feel like it, Anglesey is the perfect place that’s not too close but also not too far.

Gather the family together and head out for a lovely holiday at the last minute. You don’t need to worry about booking flights and accommodation with a holiday home on Anglesey!

 

4. Our attractions

We have plenty of things to see and do on our island, meaning you’ll always have some fun activities to partake in during your holidays.

Why not visit the South Stack Lighthouse? Or perhaps head on over to Beaumaris Castle or the Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens?

You’re sure to find something enjoyable on a trip to Anglesey, and there’s always plenty to discover making your holiday home feel like a new escape with each and every visit.

 

5. We’re great for families

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As well as having plenty of fun things to do, Anglesey is also a great place for families to come together and spend some quality time in one another’s company.

For example, our gated community here at Silver Bay means you and your family can rest assured that you’re in safe hands, and our beach and amenities such as our new pool are a great place for everyone to have some good, quality fun.

Perfect for those looking for somewhere safe to gather everyone together on Anglesey!

 

6. Our island is beautiful

Another reason why you should consider buying a holiday home in Anglesey is because of our natural beauty.

We’re incredibly lucky to be surrounded by mountains and beaches – all of which make for amazing places to explore. Pull on your walking boots and head among the green mountains or slip your feet into flip flops for the beach.

It’s your choice, so it’s entirely up to you!

But one thing everyone has in common who owns a home here is that they get to rest happy knowing that they have an amazing Anglesey holiday home to return to at the end of the day.

 

7. Sense of community

Buying a holiday home anywhere may come with a sense of community, but nowhere does it quite as well as Anglesey.

Here at Silver Bay, for example, we regularly host parties for all our lodge and caravan owners. Why not come together and make new friends that you can relax with each time you visit?

You’re sure to feel like you’re right at home with a set of familiar, smiling faces to greet you every time you visit!

 

8. The nostalgia value

We all remember going to the seaside on holiday – they make some of the best memories as kids. Well, now you get the chance to make these amazing memories with your own children on Anglesey.

Our beautiful coasts mean you get all the best bits of a British holiday without the crowds, and the beaches are so great you’re sure to marvel at finding such beauty without leaving the country.

It’s time to make those memories that count with your loved ones with a holiday home on our beautiful island.

 

Silver Bay Holiday Homes

Intrigued to find out more about our gorgeous lodges and caravans on Anglesey? We take pride in providing the ultimate luxury experience for our owners.

Each of our properties comes with an incredibly high finish that will make you feel like a king (or queen!) and we take care of the site meaning there is zero maintenance required from you.

All you need to do is pop on down with your cases and relax. We’ve also got a new spa development on site with a pool, gym, treatment rooms and much more. And that’s without mentioning our amazing bar and bistro refurbishment and the award-winning Silver Bay private beach.

Take a look at our free e-brochure to find out more, or give us a call on 0161 228 6489 to have a chat with our friendly staff.

It’s time to come on over and discover why Silver Bay is one of the best paradise holiday destinations in the UK.

 


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Here at Silver Bay Holiday Village we understand the importance of spending time with family and making memories that will last a lifetime. Our residents here at Silver Bay often escape the hustle and bustle of city living to experience life outdoors on the coast, reliving their own childhood memories of family time. Anglesey boasts award-winning beaches, luscious green countryside and events and activities in the town for all ages to enjoy. We’ve put together this infographic as a guide for families spending time on Anglesey – come rain or shine – and we hope this inspires you to escape to our small isle to reconnect with your loved ones. If you have any recommendations, please let us know, in the meantime, enjoy this read and here’s to collecting special moments over the months to come.

 

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18/Aug/2018
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We’re in full swing preparing for the summer months here at Silver Bay, and there’s nothing that screams we love summer quite like a cocktail!

However, if you don’t drink alcohol it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your drinks.

We’re about to put to you some of the tastiest cocktail and mocktail recipes around that we think are perfect to set the Anglesey summer mood.

Make sure you have everything stocked in your holiday lodge cupboard to make the most of the stunning sunshine – enjoy it whilst you can!

 

MOJITO

Ingredients:

  • 4 Parts White Rum

  • 3 Parts Fresh Lime Juice

  • 6 Mint Leaves

  • 2 tsp Sugar

  • Soda Water

For a refreshing rum cocktail, you can’t go wrong with a mojito!

Yet what we really love the most about these tasty drink are the tantalising green mint leaves that remind us of the beautiful Anglesey landscape.

It’s luscious this time of year, and we think it perfectly represents Anglesey’s natural beauty!

 

MARGARITA

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Ingredients:

  • 7 parts Tequila

  • 3 parts Lime Juice

  • 4 parts Cointreau

On Anglesey, we have the perfect environment to create taste-bud tingling salt, and few do it better than the famous Halen Môn

We adore decorating our margarita glass rims with this beautiful produce and settling down to sip our tasty treat! It’s a great tribute to summertime on our beautiful island.

 

ANGLESEY SLING

Ingredients:

  • 3 cl Gin

  • 1.5 cl Cherry Liquor

  • 0.75 cl Cointreau

  • 0.75 cl Benedictine

  • 1 cl Grenadine

  • 12 cl Pineapple Juice

  • 1.5 cl Lime Juice

  • A dash of Angostura Bitters

An Anglesey Sling (traditionally known as a Singapore Sling!) is a fruity, summery treat and we love the tropical vibes of the drink.

These match perfectly with a summer’s day on Silver Bay beach, where you can sit back and relax alongside the gorgeous blue waters. It’s the classic image of a summer holiday, and one we flock to every year.

Why not have your summer moment in Anglesey when the summer months are upon us?

 

MOCKTAILS

We’ve outlined a few cocktails, and now it’s time to explore some fruity treats that will help you reminisce about some the greatest holiday experiences you’ve had on a summer trip to Anglesey.

 

MOCK CHAMPAGNE

Ingredients

  • Ginger Ale

  • Pineapple Juice

  • White Grape Juice

One of the best things about going on your holidays is celebrating the fact that you’re on your holiday!

And if you’re not the biggest fan of champagne or want to create something your little ones can enjoy too.

This alcohol-free champagne is the perfect treat that will refresh and make it feel like you’re really celebrating a very special holiday indeed!

More information about this recipe can be found here.

 

LEMON LAVENDER MOCKTAIL

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Ingredients:

  • 60ml Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 & ½ tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup

  • ¼ tsp Grenadine

  • 3 dashes Bitters

You might not be aware, but there is a strong Druid past on Anglesey. And this mocktail right here makes us imagine we’re drinking on of the magical elixirs that would have been popular back then!

Be whisked away to times gone by this summer with this gorgeous tribute to Anglesey’s Druid past!

If you follow this link you’ll discover more details about the recipe including how to make the Lavender syrup.

 

OMBRE GRAPEFRUIT MOCKTAILS

Ingredients:

  • 125ml Grapefruit

  • 1 can Sprite/7up

  • 60ml Simple Syrup

  • Grenadine

  • Ice

For something a little extra special, this Ombre Grapefruit mocktail perfect fits the bill. What we love the most about this drink is how it reminds us of the glorious Anglesey sunsets we witness from our island.

The deep reds and striking orange is the perfect mix of colours, and we love the chance to relive the sunset over and over again!

Find out more about this gorgeous drink right here.

 

Feeling inspired for summer? Why not make Anglesey your summer base this year and beyond by investing in a gorgeous holiday home?

Our properties are brimming with luxury and are the perfect place to sit back and relax with a stunning cocktail or mocktail.

Take a look here to explore our lodges or give us a call on 01407 860 860 if you have any questions or queries. Chin chin!


18/Aug/2018
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If you’re coming to Anglesey on holiday, you’re probably a bit of an outdoor enthusiast. And if not you’ll certainly be one once you’ve seen our gorgeous natural beauty!

And one of the best ways to explore our beautiful nature is to hop on a bike and get cycling.

It’s a great holiday activity for all the family, allowing you to keep fit and also have fun whilst exploring what our island has to offer.

So for our top recommendations when it comes to exploring Anglesey by bike, take a look below!

 

The best Anglesey bike ride routes

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Because our island is filled with awe-inspiring beauty, you’ll often find large groups of people getting together and cycling! And these are the best routes to take when you’re in the area.

 

Circular Route around Anglesey

As we are an island, one of the most popular cycle routes is to bike around the island in a circle. This usually takes around 6 hours, so it’s not one for the beginner cyclist, but it can certainly be a pleasant experience if you’re an avid cycler.

It’s just over 58 miles in total, and if you think this could be the cycle route for you be sure to take a look here for some further information.

 

Lôn Las Cefni

If you’re looking for a cycle route that is full of stunning nature, then this could be perfect for you. This amazing cycling journey is eleven miles in total, and is thought of to be an easy to medium cycling path in terms of difficulty.

You’ll also find a distinct lack of traffic on the roads this route takes, making it a safe cycling path too.

The path begins at Malltraeth and ends at Cefni Reservoir – so if you’re looking for a lovely cycling day out then this could be perfect.

Take a look here to find out more about the route and explore some other popular cycling options in the area.

 

Llyn Coron Loop

If you’re intrigued by the idea of a cycle path that’s a loop, then keep reading. The whole of the island may be too much for those not used to cycling, and this alternative is ideal.

The Llyn Coron Loop lasts 14 miles in total and it’s one to follow if you’re hoping to gain access to some really gorgeous views of Anglesey.

There’s more about the route here, including specific points to look out for along your route as well as interesting locations nearby.

 

Holyhead to Caergeiliog

If you’re looking for a shorter route then a cycle between Holyhead and Caergeiliog could be perfect.

This route takes around 25 minutes to complete, and it’s just below five miles in distance. Please do remember you’ll have to cycle back again – so your route could take an hour in total.

Take a look here for some more information, including sites and restaurants to visit along your way!

 

Llynnon Mill via Church Bay Westerly

The first thing to do on this route is journey to LLynnon Mill, and from here you’ll be able to begin another circular bike route.

The great thing about this cycling path is that sometimes you’ll be able to explore the gorgeous coast and sometimes you will also be inland too – ensuring you get the best of both worlds!

It’s also recommended that you do this route anti-clockwise, simply because there is quite a steep hill along route.

Find out more details about it right here.

If you’d like to plan your own cycle route, be sure to take a look at this website here. You’ll be able to put in your postcode to work out the best way to go.

Top tips for cycling with all the family

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If you take your family cycling with you, then there are a few key things to bring with you and consider before you head out.

  1. Make sure everyone in your party is confident on a bike. You don’t want to get half way around a loop only for your someone to insist they can’t go on anymore! Think about which route would be best suited to all of your group before heading out for a day of cycling activity!

  2. Another important aspect of any cycling trip is to choose a bike you’re comfortable on. You want one that’s perfectly suited to you, because if you head out on a long cycling journey you don’t want to be uncomfortable. Make sure the seat is the right height and that you can sit on it for a while!

  3. If you’re going to head out with your family, it’s always best to ensure they’re kitted out with safety gear. Picking helmets that are bright colours is also a good choice to help traffic know that you’re on cycling in the area.

  4. It’s also a good idea to ensure you have water and food on hand, perhaps in a backpack. From there you’ll be able to have refreshing breaks when you need them during your journey!

 

Holiday lodges on Anglesey

If you’d like to own your own piece of paradise on Anglesey explore our gorgeous lodges here at Silver Bay. They make a great place to settle down after a lovely day cycling with all the family!

You can also download our free eBrochure right here to find out more, or give us a call with any questions or queries on 01407 860111. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist!

 


18/Aug/2018
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Usually, when we go on holiday we find ourselves holding our breath and constantly checking our weather apps to see what we can expect on our break. And although some people find the prospect of rain when they go away off-putting, this doesn’t have to be the case at all when you’re on holiday on Anglesey!

Below we’ve come up with a range of exciting ways to keep the whole family entertained on and off our Welsh holiday park, and we think you’ll love them.

So if your weather app is predicting rain, there’s no need to worry. Here at Silver Bay we’ve got your covered!

 

Things to do on a rainy day whilst you’re on holiday

Fun indoors

One of the easiest things to do when it’s raining is to stay indoors, but when you’re the proud owner of a holiday lodge at Silver Bay, even a day inside is going to be fun and luxurious!

Because each and every one of our lodges is complete with gorgeous decor and fantastic amounts of space for the whole family, you can be sure you won’t be falling over one another. And with all this space there’s plenty you can do.

Rain gives your family time to bond together without the distraction of the outdoors. Sit down and play a board game, or perhaps gather together some tasty snacks and watch a film whilst you’re all snuggled on the sofa. Rainy days are also the perfect opportunity to bake together or maybe do a bit of family crafting. Time indoors is a great opportunity to embrace creative activities with the family.

There are plenty of fun things to do when the weather outside has let you down – so turn that frown upside down and begin planning the best rainy day on holiday you’ve ever had!

 

Fun on Silver Bay Holiday Park

Here at Silver Bay, we’re proud to be able to offer our lodge owners some amazing amenities on site, and these make for great places to visit when the weather’s a little dull.

A rainy day is the perfect excuse to relax in our fantastic spa. We have a range of treatment rooms available, as well as a wonderful swimming pool and jacuzzi. We also have a state-of-art gym available so you can still stretch your legs even if you can’t get outdoors.

As well as this, we have a range of kids club activities for all ages that can still take place. During the school holidays, we have everything on offer from pizza making classes through to supervised fitness and pool activities! There’s even a range of activities on offer for adults including spinning and aerobics!

And, of course, the rain doesn’t mean we have to postpone our parties! We love a get-together in The Hay House here at Silver Bay, and we encourage all our holiday lodge owners to come together and have a fantastic time come rain or shine.

So the next time you feel disappointment when it comes to holiday weather, push it to one side and have an amazing time anyway!

 

Activities off site for a rainy day

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Of course, rain doesn’t mean you can’t venture off site and have a fun day exploring the wonderful indoor activities of Anglesey.

That’s what’s so great about this area – there’s plenty to do no matter what the sky’s doing!

But which are the best attractions to visit?

You guessed it, we’re here to help once more and point you in the right direction.

 

Beaumaris Gaol

Dating right back to 1829, this jail is from the Victorian era and makes for an excellent rainy day attraction on the Isle of Anglesey.

The rain only adds to the atmospheric jail experience and the drama you’ll feel when visiting the attraction makes it a very interesting afternoon out indeed.

At the prison you’ll find the UK’s only original tread wheel located in its original place, and as well as this you can expect to find the gallows in place on the outer wall!

The building itself is on the large side, and you can experience everything from the dingy corridors through to the spooky jail cells. There’s also a punishment cell available to view – and it really is spooky.

There were two hangings that took place at the prison, as well as one escape attempt that resulted in the prisoner breaking his leg and being recaptured a short while later.

Transport yourself back in time and experience the eerie prison atmosphere for yourself! A great day out for all the family.

Holyhead Maritime Museum

As we’re an island, it’s unsurprising that another one the amazing attractions nearby is the maritime museum.

This attraction is to be found within what’s believed to be the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, and you’ll find plenty to see on your visit.

Located on Newry beach, the museum tells tales of pirates, shipwrecks and much more. There are also plenty of exhibits that you can get up close and personal with, and discover model ships and lifeboat operators that have saved many lives on the Anglesey waters.

There’s also a special section dedicated to what it was like during the war in the area – and there’s even an air raid siren that you could get the chance to ring for yourself!

Make this your rainy day choice if you want to step back in time and experience what the maritime era was like, and is like right now, on Anglesey.

Pili Palas

For those who adore the chance to experience British local wildlife, Pili Palas could be the perfect rainy day choice for you and your family.

Here you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous butterflies and awe-inspiring waterfalls, and there are even snakes and lizards about too that you might get the chance to hold if you visit during one of the hands-on sessions!

They also have a special bug zone, where you can find all sorts of creepy crawlies from cockroaches through to snails, and after that the tropical room is home to scorpions, toads and much more. There’s even a delightful pet’s corner that’s sure to put a smile on your face!

And now Pili Palas is the proud home of four delightful meerkats – and everyone loves those. There’s also an adventure playground and an indoor play area perfect to keep kids of all ages entertained.

Perfect for rainy day fun, Pili Palas won’t let you down. Prices start for £7.25 for children, and it’s free for those under the age of three!

 

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Another attraction for wildlife lovers, Anglesey Sea Zoo is an ideal slice of rainy day entertainment.

Filled with an array of underwater creatures, the Sea Zoo is home to more than 150 species. On a daily visit, you’ll find live feeds as well as talks to educate you on all there is to know about the wildlife around you. There’s even a chance to take a virtual scuba dive which is sure to be an experience to remember!

The Sea Zoo is also home to conservation programs for Lobsters, Seahorses and also Dolphin Rescue.

Prices start at £6.75 for children and £7.75 for adults. You can even choose your own pearl oyster and get access to a beautiful pearl for someone special in the amazing shop if you so wish!

Anglesey Transport and Agricultural Museum

Our final rainy day recommendation is the Anglesey Transport and Agricultural Museum. You may have seen this attraction on television, as it’s featured on shows such as ITV’s ‘A Great Welsh Adventure’ and many more.

There’s a museum and cafe on site and it’s the perfect place to seek indoor entertainment whilst taking refuge from the rain! There are more than 100 vehicles dating from the 1920s onwards, and the museum itself benefits from the glorious decor of a cobbled 1940s street.

It really is a delight to see, and it’s a fun place to visit for people of all ages. There are motorbikes, cars, military vehicles and more – and some of them have even been used in television shows and movies!

Don’t miss out on this indoor attraction that’s sure to entertain everyone in your travel party.

 

Silver Bay Holiday Village on Anglesey

We’re home to some amazing lodges that allow you a slice of holiday luxury without even needing to leave the UK. We’re a perfect base for all your adventures come rain or shine on Anglesey. And our private beach, fantastic spa and leisure centre and private boat park make for the ideal place to enjoy all the perks of an overseas holiday without leaving the country!

If you’d like to find out more, take a look at our free e-Brochure that you can download here. We’re also available on 01407 860 111 if you’d like to speak to someone direct with any questions or queries you may have!

We hope to see you on our welsh holiday park in the near future!

 


18/Aug/2018
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One of the best part of the weeks is sitting down with those you love to a delectable, scrummy roast dinner. And it’s even more enjoyable when you haven’t had to cook it!

Here on Anglesey there are many places you can go to track down this tasty Sunday tradition, but there’s only a few that are really something special.

So if you want to get the family together this Sunday and bond over the goodness of meat, vegetables and potatoes drenched in rich gravy, this is the blog for you.

 

1. The Hay House Bistro at Silver Bay Holiday Village

If you’re looking for a place to eat a delicious roast dinner that doesn’t require you leaving our holiday village site, then why not pop over to The Hay House bistro?

Making the most of great local produce and putting together simple yet tantalising dishes are our main aim at our restaurant. In fact, hearty food that will leave you smiling and satisfied is what we’re all about – and we can’t think of a better way place that will present you with tasty dishes all the family can enjoy.

On the roast you can expect succulent meat, fresh veggies and crispy yet fluffy potatoes – a hearty delight for all who choose to indulge! And there’s a range of beautiful puddings too to round off your Sunday treat too. Please note, we’re eagerly awaiting the launch of our refurbished bar and bistro at Silver Bay, so watch this space for an announcement of our opening!

 

2. The Lobster Pot

If you fancy heading out for the evening away from the park, we recommend you take a visit to The Lobster Pot on Anglesey for a tasty Sunday lunch.

They host a special 3-course menu on Sunday, and you get to pick from starters such as homemade soup, chicken liver pate and spicy crab cakes. There’s also a vegetarian choice of samosas and spring rolls – ensuring everyone is catered to.

With the main, you can expect classics such as mashed and roast potatoes, gravy and a crisp yet soft Yorkshire pudding. There are five meats to choose from including pork, duckling and even salmon if you’re feeling like something a little adventurous. There’s even lobster on offer if you want a Sunday roast with a twist!

 

3. The Black Lion Inn

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Pubs tend to do an amazing roast dinner. Whether it’s the rustic surroundings that make it that little bit more special, or just a sprinkling of pub grub fun – roast dinners at The Black Lion Inn are exceptional!

There’s an extra special Sunday lunch menu on offer here, and there are a range of starters included breaded brie and pork belly to get your tastebuds tingling for the main event.

The meats on offer with your main meal include a gorgeous stuffed roast loin of pork, as well as shorthorn beef and other options including salmon. There’s also a vegetarian main of slow roasted courgette with creamed leeks and toasted walnuts – making sure every type of eater is left satisfied after Sunday lunch at this establishment.

There’s also a range of tantalising treats we recommend you indulge in to round off your meal. Sticky toffee pudding, apple and blackberry crumble and a cheese board are just a few tempting sweets you can choose from.

 

4. Trearddur Bay Hotel

What we really love about the Trearddur Bay Hotel is the extensive menu they have on offer. This is changed seasonally, with both spring and winter menus around. Yet it’s the traditional roast dinner that catches our rumbling stomachs here once again.

There isn’t just one meat on your plate at this restaurant, and there isn’t two either. There are THREE meats on this dish, and this is matched perfectly alongside Yorkshire puddings, roasties, veggies and even cauliflower cheese!

You can round this gorgeous roast dinner dream with a heavenly dessert. Whether you’re lemon cheesecake kind of person, or perhaps fancy going out and indulging in the American classic Knickerbocker Glory, there’ll be something on offer here for you to satisfy your Sunday sweet tooth.

 

5. Harry’s Bistro

Our final entry on the list comes from Harry’s Bistro in Beaumaris. This establishment is only open between 12-2pm on a Sunday, but it’s more than worth a visit indeed!

They have a special Sunday menu that tends to change, so if you want the most up to date information it’s best to give them a call. But it’s a fantastic place that will see the likes of rarebit Welsh tartlet or tempura king prawns as a starter (there’s usually a choice of a few!), followed closely by Welsh beef or lamb, cod, poached eggs and also roasted chicken – most of which benefit from roast potatoes and a selection of scrummy fresh vegetables.

For dessert, imagine the likes of apricot crumble, fresh fruit pavlova, a cheeseboard and much more. You won’t be disappointed with a visit to Harry’s Bistro for a relaxing, scrumptious roast dinner.

 

Your Stay at Silver Bay Holiday Village

So now the roast dinner’s sorted, why not use one of our beautiful holiday homes as your base?

Here at Silver Bay we have a range of luxurious lodges that are sure to take your breath away. These matched alongside our gorgeous spa development and award-winning private beach ensure you have the perfect Anglesey holiday each and every time you visit.

If you’d like to find out more about our holiday homes, call General Manager Jamie Hughes on 01407 830 111.


18/Aug/2018
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One of the most romantic and magical days of the year is fast approaching – St. Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity to propose to the one you love.

So why not do something extra special for the day of love this 2016, and make this the year you finally pop the big question to your loved one?

Proposing to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, is one of the biggest and most exciting journeys you’ll take on together and sets the pace for a life-long partnership. But before you do it, there are a few key things you need to consider.

One of the most important parts of any proposal is the location – and we’re yet to come across a place more strikingly beautiful than our very own shores of Anglesey, North Wales.

So if you want somewhere to create that picture-perfect moment, be sure to have a glance below and discover some of the most romantic and beautiful places our little island has to offer.

 

South Stack Cliffs

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For a proposal location with magnificent views over the Irish Sea, the South Stack Cliffs are the ideal place to get down on one knee and make your partner happy!

The views of the ocean and the wonderful lighthouse will ensure this romantic moment will be set in your memories forever.

And it makes for the perfect place to get a picture-perfect proposal photo together, too!

 

The Harbourfront Bistro

If you’re looking for a more traditional place to propose, then a restaurant proposal could be the place for you. What we like about these proposals is that they offer the perfect place to relax, whilst also allowing you to make your loved one feel extra special for others to see.

There are a few amazing venues on Anglesey perfect for this, but one of the best is the Harbourfront Bistro. Outside they have an amazing decking area looking over the ocean that’s sure to take your partner’s breath away. Perfect to make them feel like they’re on top of the world on their engagement day!

 

Silver Bay Beach

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We head back outdoors again for our next recommendation and straight to our very own Silver Bay Beach.

Our award-winning coastline is beautiful and brimming with atmosphere to set the scene for a nerve-tingling romantic moment. So whilst the stunning blue waters lap upon our award-winning soft and inviting shores, why not take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings to provide the backdrop for one life’s most memorable moments.

After that, you can spend the afternoon on the beach planning the dreamy future that lies ahead for the two of you. Our recommendation, take a champagne picnic along for the moment too…

 

Beaumaris Castle

If you’d like to incorporate some history into your big moment, then a proposal at the iconic Beaumaris Castle could be the ideal place to pop the question.

Being surrounded by the beautiful, historic scenery is sure to make your proposal feel as grand as possible – and it’ll certainly make your partner feel like a king or queen – whatever takes their fancy!

You can then enjoy an afternoon out at the castle too, so everyone wins!

Anglesey Sea Zoo

For a proposal that’s a little different, the Anglesey Sea Zoo is an exciting alternative to traditional proposal spots.

If you’re the couple that’s a little unique, then why not take your loved one down to the sea zoo and propose surrounded by underwater friends?

It’s sure to be the last thing they expect at this attraction! But it’s also the perfect place to do something a little different with your proposal.

 

The Dingle Nature Reserve

If you’re the outdoorsy type, and have always dreamt of proposing amongst nature’s finest, then look no further than the majestic Dingle Nature Reserve.

This slice of natural paradise on Anglesey is a place where your love can flourish, and you’ll certainly get some privacy if you venture down here.

So if you’re a private couple that wants your proposal to be about you, and only you, then the Dingle Nature Reserve is the perfect place to get down on one knee.

 

Red Wharf Bay

You don’t need to go abroad to find a magnificent beach, and although we’ve already touched on Silver Bay Beach, Red Wharf Bay is another beautiful place to get down on one knee.

Why not take your loved one for a romantic beach stroll before getting your ring out and making their day?

If you get the weather right too, it could be a truly spectacular moment for the two of you!

 

Dylan’s

Another local restaurant perfect for proposing is Dylan’s. Located near Menai Bridge and home to some inspiring views of the Menai Straits from their romantic balcony, Dylan’s makes for a very romantic place indeed.

Enjoy some tantalising food and celebrate with some bubbly with your new fiancé(e) at Dylan’s!

It’s sure to provide you both with a proposal to remember.

 

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

If you want to give your loved one a proposal surrounded by grandeur, then the Plas Newydd Country House is the ideal place to whisk them away on a romantic adventure.

Whether you want to propose in one of the beautiful, regal rooms, or perhaps would like to get lost together in the wonderful gardens, Plas Newydd offers a truely spectacular place where the two of you can experience something you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

Don’t settle for less than your fiancé(e) deserves and begin your future together at Plas Newydd!

So there you have it, our guide to proposing on our magnificent island. We hope you feel inspired to make 2016 a special year for you and your partner. Good luck!

 

Anglesey and Silver Bay

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If you’re in love with Anglesey just as much as we are, then why not purchasing a property at Silver Bay Holiday Village?

Our holiday properties are furnished with only the finest materials and designed by true design and interior experts, and our facilities onsite including a brand new spa, as well as a private beach and a place to dock your personal boat.

Your home away from home, Silver Bay is the quintessential place to escape to without having to leave the country. Silver Bay Holiday Village is your very own hideaway at home.

To find out more, give us a call on 01407 860 111. You can also download our free online brochure to see what we’re all about.

 


18/Aug/2018
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You don’t need to leave the country to have a fantastic, relaxing break – and with more and more people choosing the staycation over the vacation every year, there’s never been a better time to visit Anglesey.

Discover with our blog the best things to see and do, and the reasons why Anglesey is one of the best UK destinations around.

 

1. The coastline

Anglesey truly has some amazing, unspoiled coastline – and it’s one of our main attractions.

Amazing to walk, beach comb, and even swim in if the weather is right, Anglesey is a breath fresh, salty, sea air! Make the beach one of the focal points of your visit to the area and prepare for sandy toes and the taste of a salty, sea breeze.

One of the best beaches in the area is, of course, Silver Bay Beach – and we’ve got the award to prove it. We recently won the prestigious Green Coast Award that you can read more about here. We’re incredibly proud of this achievement, and we are glad our beach is a credit to the Anglesey shoreline overall.

 

2. The food

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Anglesey is also home to some amazing restaurants, and we can’t recommend a visit enough to the ones that use local produce in their dishes. Of course, the onsite restaurant at Silver Bay features some amazing dishes that uses the finest of locally sourced ingredients.

But other favourites in the area include Dylans, The Harbour Front Bistro and also The Marram Grass Cafe.

If you’d like to discover more about these amazing eateries, be sure to take a look at the first and second part of our Anglesey’s best restaurants guides. We cover some of the finest in the area so you’ll have plenty of choice!

 

3. The nature

As well as being home to some beautiful coastline, Anglesey also has masses of countryside that are sure to take your breath away.

Finding a place for walking isn’t hard in Anglesey, and there’s also plenty of beautiful gardens to explore such as the Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens.

Take a look at our top, nature fuelled walks to discover some of the finest, beautiful scenes in the area. We’re sure you’ll be awe-inspired at some of the sights we have to offer.

 

4. The peace and quiet

We know how busy everyday life has become, and with people constantly switched on and staring at their smartphones, it can be hard to ever truly switch off. Yet Anglesey makes it that little bit easier.

As soon as you drive over the Menai bridge and head onto our little Island, you’ll notice that there’s a quieter, slow place of life here that will help you achieve ultimate relaxation.

Placing your phone down and taking the time to appreciate the soothing Anglesey air is sure to have you relaxing in no time – we know it does for us!

 

5. There’s always something to do

Whether you’re visiting the local attractions or hanging out on one of the many beaches, Anglesey is a place where there’s always something to do.

From a fun day at the beach through to the enthralling history at Beaumaris Castle, you’ll always be able to entertain the family at the ultimate UK destination.

For some day out ideas that don’t involve you getting behind the wheel, be sure to take a look here.

Or, if you don’t mind driving, you can always take a look at our these super special Anglesey attractions for inspiration far and wide across the area.

 

6. The watersports

Watersports may perhaps not be something you can do every day in the UK, but Anglesey is an amazing place to get into the water and have some fun!

Whether you fancy powerboating, sailing, or something else entirely – there will be a watersport for you that you’re sure to love.

Check out this blog right here all about sports in the water if you’re interested in partaking in them on your next trip to Anglesey.

 

7. It’s full of history

One of the great things about the UK as a holiday destination is that we have so much history here, and Anglesey is no different.

There are a wide variety of sites you can visit to get your history fix such as the ruins at Newborough Beach.

Take a look at this blog here for our top six recommendations that will get your history buds tingling! There are some amazing places to visit, and some of them are free!

 

8. The culture

Anglesey is home to more culture than you can shake a stick at.

There will always be something intriguing to see and some culture to pique your interests.

Perhaps take a visit to the ruins of Beaumaris Gaol (prison) or the Beaumaris Pier. There’s plenty to see!

 We also have a blog about cultural sites that you’re sure to adore. We’ve gathered the nine best attractions to explore for a fantastic break, so don’t miss out.

 

9. It’s a great place for dogs

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When you holiday to Anglesey, your dogs don’t have to be left behind.

All the fresh air matched with the pubs and cafes that are dog-friendly make bringing your pet pooch on your break with you an excellent idea.

So don’t leave them behind and make it a holiday that everyone in your household is welcome on and sure to remember! We’re sure your four-legged friend will thank you for it!

 

10. It’s close to home

One of the best things about Anglesey is that it’s close to home, especially if you live in northern UK.

All you need to do is pack the family up, jump in the car and then drive a couple of hours before arriving at a tranquil destination that’ll help you switch off from the worries and strife of life.

Anglesey is only an hour and a half away from Chester and just over two hours from Manchester – perfect for a getaway for the weekend!

Silver Bay Holiday Village

So what do you think? Could Anglesey be your perfect UK holiday destination? If so, why not go one step further and make it a place where you own your own holiday home?

Here at Silver Bay Holiday Village we have some amazing luxury lodges for sale that are sure to provide you with the ultimate relaxing haven. And this matched with our private beach and brand new spa development makes for the perfect place for all the family to come together as one.

Give us a call on 01407 860 111, or take a look at our free e-brochure here. Our friendly staff will be on standby to help with any questions or queries you may have.


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Winter is quickly rolling in up and down the country, and one of the best places to visit during the colder months is Anglesey.

There’s plenty of exciting events going on, festive and otherwise too, so we’re sure there’ll be something of interest for you if you choose to head to Anglesey this winter.

Take a look below for our top recommendations for a winter break to remember!

Local Farmer’s Market

Despite the cold weather, the Farmer’s Market that takes place throughout the year continues during the Christmas period.

At the market you’ll find a range of fantastic local produce that are both fresh and tasty. So why not support local trade this Christmas?

The market is hosted at Menai bridge and runs on the 3rd Saturday of every month. This continues right up until the 19th of December, so don’t miss out if you’re looking for a wonderful Anglesey market to visit.

Winter Treasures Craft Fair

If you adore crafts and treasures, then you must visit the Winter Treasures Craft Fair in Anglesey this winter.

The fair is running from the 14th of November until the 24th of December. Inside you’ll get access to some wonderful Welsh made items that make perfect souvenirs or presents.

The fair is located at Oriel Ynys Mon, which is about a thirty minute drive from Silver Bay. It’s also open from 10:30am to 5pm every single day making it the perfect place to visit no matter what day it is.

At the fair you’ll be able to purchase everything from gifts through to decorations, so make sure you visit for an extra special festive and fun time!

Visit the Holyhead Maritime Museum

If you’re hoping to escape the cold by venturing indoors then we highly recommend a visit to the Holyhead Maritime Museum.

Home to the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, the Maritime Museum is a fantastic day out for people of all ages.

If you’d like to find out more about the museum you can watch their short promotional video here. Yet we have to say, if you’re looking for a place to visit that’s both educational and entertaining, you won’t go wrong with the Holyhead Maritime Museum.

Anglesey Shopping

We all tend to spend a lot during the festive period, so to make sure you get the right presents for your loved ones you simply must explore Anglesey’s shopping attractions.

Here in Anglesey we like to focus on local trade, and if you decide to visit the likes of Beaumaris, Rhosneigr and Menai Bridge you’ll find a range of independent shops available. Each one will be brimming with unique gift ideas and extra special presents that could really make someone’s Christmas.

For shopping with a difference and an escape from the high street stores, Anglesey is the perfect place this festive season.

Winter in Anglesey

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There are plenty of events and attractions going on during the winter season in Anglesey, do you know of any that deserve a shout out?

Send us a tweet to get involved with the conversation on Twitter.

If you’re interested in purchasing a holiday home this Christmas from Silver Bay then get in touch today on 01407 860 111. You can also take a look at our holiday brochure here to see what we have available.

 


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You don’t need glorious sunshine and warm weather to enjoy a pleasant walk on Anglesey. Infact, Autumn offers the perfect mixture of fresh air and beautiful scenery that makes walking during this season one of the best times to head outdoors and enjoy nature.

So wrap up warm, head outside of your luxury Anglesey lodge and explore our blog covering all our favourite walks in the area!

We’ll also throw in a few exciting autumn events that are sure to make your time outdoors extra special.

 

Long Anglesey Walks

 

Four Mile Bridge to Treaddur

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This wonderful, inspiring walkway spans across nine miles – so if you’re seeking a beautiful long walk this could very well be the one for you!

You’ll experience such a wide range of stunning scenery on this pathway that you’ll come across a picture perfect moment with every few steps. Winding through country farm lands and fresh beaches is sure to make this one of the best walks of your life, and one you’ll remember for a long time to come.

Four Mile Bridge to Treaddur is the perfect route for those avid walkers out there who are seeking some natural Anglesey beauty.

The coastal path

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Anyone familiar with Anglesey will be aware of our splendid coastal scenes and the coastal path that loops around us – and they’ll also know it makes the perfect setting for a walk to remember.

Stretching an impressive 125 miles, you will receive an iconic certificate and badge if you complete it in full – which is sure to look great on your wall at home!

It takes 12 days to walk it all, but if you’re hoping for a little bit of a shorter stroll it’s a great walkway to dip in an out of anywhere along the coast.

If you want to start your walk from the official starting place, you’ll need to head towards Holyhead.

 

Moel y Don to Beaumaris

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Our final long walk on this list, although there are many, many more around, is Moel Y Done to Beaumaris.

The walk is ten miles in total, and should be easy enough to handle for those who enjoy walking but are not professionals. You’ll come across famous local sites such as the Menai Bridge, and you’ll also manage to squeeze in some awe-inspiring views of Snowdonia.

You’ll end up in the town of Beaumaris at the end of the walk, and we recommend you explore the castle to wrap up your walk.

Short Anglesey Walks

 

Menai Strait Wildlife and Woodland Walk (Glan Faenol)

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For those wanting to head outside for a short while and experience a sublime walk, we recommend a visit to the lovely Menai Strait Wildlife and Woodland.

Also known as Glan Faenol, this route is the perfect place to head towards if you’re hoping to stretch your legs and experience wildlife in its finest form.

Exact directions can be found here, and you must remember to make sure you have a good explore of the wildlife lookout points located along the way for some extra special wildlife spotting.

The Trwyn Cemlyn Walk

The Trwyn Cemlyn Walk is a short coastal route that’s sure to awe and inspire any level of walker. The walk takes 30 minutes and is a mile long – it really is a beautiful place to experience the coast firsthand.

However, we do recommend that you keep an eye on the tide times so you’re not caught out!

You’re sure to get access to some really amazing scenery no matter what the season, but wrap up warm and head out there this autumn for something really special.

Exact directions for the walk can be found here.

Aberffraw Village

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For those wanting a variety of scenes during their short walk, the Aberffraw Village route is the perfect choice.

You’ll be able to venture through the village as well as the beach, and there are some magnificent views on offer.

Make sure you take a look here for more information about the short walk, and then head outdoors and have some fun!

 

Anglesey Walks

We hope you’ve enjoyed our run down of Anglesey walks.

There’s so much to see and do on our beautiful island, so be sure that you make the most of it during your next trip!To find out more about purchasing a holiday home in the beautiful Anglesey, get in touch with Silver Bay today on 01407 860 111.

You can also request our ebrochure to be delivered direct to your inbox here.