We’re not just a summer destination. Anglesey comes into its own 365 days of the year. Here are just a few of the many ways you can enjoy the island in autumn, AUTUMN Go seawatching. The rugged headland of Pont Lynas on our north-east coast is one of the best seawatching sites in Wales during migration time, noted for its Manx shearwaters, skuas, gannets, razorbills, puffins and guillemots. Seals can regularly be spotted in many places around the island. In autumn, pups are born in locations like North Stack near Holyhead. Become king of the castle. When summer’s crowds have gone you’ll have Beaumaris Castle all to yourself. This World Heritage Site is reckoned to be one of the best-designed medieval fortresses in Britain with ring after impregnable ring of defences. WINTER Take a walk on the wild side. Here’s one to blow the cobwebs away. Wrap up well and stride across the beach at Newborough. It’s a massive stretch of sand that’s guaranteed to be empty at this time of year, so nothing will interrupt that sweeping sense of solitude. Watch waterfowl. Head inland to Llyn Alaw, our largest lake. It’s rich in wildlife, and in winter its waterfowl populations are at their most impressive. Tuck yourself away in one of the nature reserve’s hides and tick off the various species. SPRING / EARLY SUMMER Get the blues. But not in a depressing way. Is anything more uplifting that the sight and smell of a sea of bluebells? The Dingle Local Nature Reserve near Llangefni puts on a fabulous show. Think pink. You’ll know that spring has arrived along our coast when you see splashes of pink everywhere. Wave goodbye to winter when thrift, or sea pink, starts to bloom. www.visitanglesey.co.uk www.discoveranglesey.com winter and spring.
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