A WEEK’S VISIT Add these places to our previous suggestions for day trips and weekend / mid-week breaks and you’ll become a true island explorer. Again, we’ll leave it to you to plan your own daily itinerary: Amlwch, a picturesque little port that was once – almost unbelievably – the copper exporting capital of the world. See where the copper came from by visiting nearby Parys Mountain, an unearthly place that looks as though it’s part of a sci-fi movie. The Anglesey Coastal Path, all 125 miles of it, is spectacular wherever you walk. The waymarked route highlights almost every mile of the way, including Holyhead Mountain, Llanddwyn Island, Cemlyn Nature Reserve and Penmon Priory. Barcoldiad y Gawres, near Rhosneigr, one of the island’s many prehistoric monuments, a spectacularly sited tomb containing ancient rock carvings. Dingle Local Nature Reserve, Llangefni, is delightful. Its paths take you through woodland and along riverbanks full of interest and beauty at all seasons. Foel Farm, Brynsiencyn, a popular family attraction. All things farming have never been so much fun. Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt is famous the world over. Discover the secret of its success at its new visitor centre, Brynsiencyn. Holyhead, our busy port and largest town, is a place full of history. Lligwy Beach, one of the ‘10 Best Picnic Spots by the Sea in Britain’. Pack some goodies and find out why. Llyn Alaw, our largest lake, is popular with walkers, picnickers, birdwatchers and fishing enthusiasts. We’re not just a coastal destination, you know. Llynnon Mill, Llanddeusant, the last surviving working windmill on the island, a reminder of the times when Anglesey was known as the ‘breadbasket of Wales’. Menai Bridge, the town named after the world’s first iron suspension bridge. Find out more about it and the neighbouring Britannia Bridge at the Thomas Telford Centre. The Menai Strait, where you can see Anglesey and North Wales from a different perspective as you speed across the water on a RIB ride. Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve is a haunting mix of sand dunes, tidal island, saltmarsh and freshwater lake. It’s one of many places on Anglesey where you can see wildlife throughout the year, Pili Palas, Menai Bridge, a colourful island attraction that’s home to butterflies, birds and lots of other animals. Plas Cadnant, a gorgeous hidden garden above the Menai Strait that is being lovingly brought back to its full glory. Porth Wen on the north coast, a quirky abandoned harbour and brickworks with a strange beauty. It’s one of our many hidden haunts – so get exploring. Rhosneigr, a pretty, small-scale seaside resort that perfectly sums up our unhurried coastal character.
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