Staycations have become the new vacations with more holidaymakers choosing to holiday in the UK every year. Discover why Anglesey has become a popular holiday destination for thousands of people each year, and why you need to add it to the top of your bucket list.
The people of Anglesey pride themselves on the island’s rich heritage and culture and we couldn’t agree more. There’s plenty of Welsh Culture to immerse yourself in from the use of the Welsh language being prominently used on the island, local foods and crafts. Anglesey has plenty of historical sites to choose from including the Menai Heritage Centre which provides tales of the two famous bridges, Beaumaris Castle and the Oriel in Llangefni. You will never run out of fun activities and things to do while visiting Anglesey.
Short drive away
Imagine hopping into your car and being at your holiday home in a matter of hours. No more dealing with the stress of airport security, flight delays or stressful waiting at baggage claim for your luggage. Located just a short 2-hour drive from major North West cities Manchester and Liverpool, Anglesey offers a rare opportunity to feel worlds away from big city living and enjoy the relaxation of fresh coastal air.
The island of Anglesey does know a thing or two about food! Whether you’re wanting to dine in, take away or cook for yourself using locally sourced produce, you will be guaranteed an incredible dining experience. Anglesey is renowned for its vast amount of award-winning food producers including Halen Môn, Tredici Butchers and Deli and The Lobster Pot. There is an artisanal producer for every meal, you can find out more about local producers here.
Shop til you drop
You will need to make sure there’s plenty of space in your car boot for all the fantastic shopping opportunities available on the island. There is always something extra special to pick up on a trip to Anglesey from amazing gifts for friends and family or souvenir to remember your trip. The island offers a variety of handmade shopping options including pottery, painting and cuddly toys all created by a diverse range of local artists. For the fashion-conscious traveller there’s a vast selection of delightful designer boutiques across the island, we challenge you to find something you don’t like.
Go outdoors and explore
There is no shortage of things to do in Anglesey with plenty of places to explore and learn more about the island. Anglesey is proud to be declared an Area of Natural Beauty (AONB), and we’re sure you’ll understand why within minutes of visiting. Whether you are wanting tranquil green spaces filled with colourful flowers, or stunning towering towers nestled with sea birds or beautiful long stretches of sandy beaches, Anglesey really does cater to everyone! The island is an unspoilt haven to explore, with most holidaymakers either walking or cycling from a selection of popular Anglesey routes.
With over 125 miles of beautiful coastline, Anglesey provides the ideal playground for a range of outdoor activities and water-based sports. Whether it’s kayaking around Holy Island, boat riding to see seals and dolphins or paddleboarding, there are so many water activities for every experience level. Alternatively for those not so comfortable taking a dip in the sea, the beach offers a great location for basking in that incredible welsh sun or explore some of the hidden coves dotted around the Island.