Top things to do

Top Choice Castle in Beaumaris (Biwmares)

Beaumaris Castle

Started in 1295, Beaumaris was the last of Edward I’s great castles of North Wales and today it's deservedly a World Heritage Site. With swans gliding on a water-filled moat and a perfect, symmetrical design, it’s w…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Holyhead (Caergybi)

South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve

Two miles west of Holyhead, the sea vents its fury against the cliffs of South Stack, an important RSPB reserve – home to thousands of seabirds. A steep, serpentine flight of steps leads down to the suspension bridg…
Top Choice Historic Building in Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Plas Newydd

When you pull up into the car park, don't get too excited by the impressive building you can see in front of you – that's just the stables! The grand manor house of the Marquesses of Anglesey is set well back from t…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Rhosneigr

Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Mound

Squatting on a headland above gorgeous Trecastle Bay, 2 miles south of the village, Barclodiad y Gawres (the Giantess' Apronful) is the largest neolithic tomb in Wales. When it was excavated in the 1950s, archaeolog…
Top Choice Aquarium in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Llanfair PG)

Anglesey Sea Zoo

This excellent aquarium introduces you to the denizens of the local waters: from lobster and cuckoo wrasse to tiny brine shrimp and Picasso-painting-like flatfish. Designers have gone to great pains to imitate diffe…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Menai Bridge

Sosban & the Old Butchers

Still bearing cosmetic vestiges of its days as an actual butcher shop (etched mirror-tiles and a mint-green shopfront), this superb prix-fixe restaurant elevates Menai Bridge dining above anywhere else in Anglesey. …
Top Choice Italian in Beaumaris (Biwmares)

Tredici Italian Kitchen

Occupying an intimate 1st-floor dining room above a quality butcher and grocer, Tredici has brought a touch of the Mediterranean to wind-blown Anglesey. While some Welsh produce is used (local lamb cutlets are pan-f…
Church in Beaumaris (Biwmares)

Penmon Priory

Penmon, 4 miles north of Beaumaris, is Anglesey at its most numinous. An early Celtic monastery was established here in the 6th century by St Seiriol; burnt in AD 971, its last relic is the basin of the holy well, t…
Lighthouse in Holyhead (Caergybi)

South Stack Lighthouse

The rocky islet of South Stack has a gloriously end-of-the-earth feel, with waves crashing around the base of the cliffs and guillemots and razorbills nesting overhead. The trail down to the rickety old bridge ancho…
Gallery in Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Oriel Ynys Môn

This lively arts centre is the linchpin of Anglesey's visual-arts scene. The art space hosts a program of exhibitions, the History Gallery explores Anglesey's past and its pivotal role in the Roman invasion, plus th…