Mon Mam Cymru – ‘The mother island of Wales’
The Isle of Anglesey maybe considered small but as the fifth largest island off the coast of Britain, it provides a treasure trove of stunning historic and cultural sites to see on this full day island tour. Anglesey is an island full of intriguing places to discover and features 125 miles of stunning coastline wrapping the island in mystery and legends. From tranquil fishing villages, to beautiful bays, tucked away cosy pubs for nice lunch stops, historic castles, monuments, stately homes and gardens. Separated from the mainland by two bridges, you cross the narrow Menai Straits and almost immediately you can start to enjoy the stunning vistas across the scenic Menai Straits looking back into Snowdonia.
The Anglesey Island Tour can also be taken as part of a transfer tour to/from Holyhead connecting with the Irish Ferry services to and from Dublin in Ireland, or as a Cruise Tour from Holyhead and a Day Visit Tour if you fly in for the day from Cardiff to Anglesey Airport.
WHAT IS THERE TO SEE DURING THE TOUR?
We will gladly assist you with our bespoke personalised tour planning service and help you to “make the most of your visit and discover more of the destination” by designing the tour itinerary to suit what you want to do and see during your day on tour with us.
We now present various tour options for your consideration for the perfect touring day:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch: No tour to Wales would be complete without visiting the town with the longest name in Britain. It just happens to be on Anglesey where we will stop by for photographs of the famous railway station names and also provide a translation for you.
Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge: Stop off and enjoy a short scenic short walk along the waters edge, below the bridge and wandering along the ‘Belgium’ promontory to discover the 6th century church of St Tysilio on `Church Island`.
Coastal Walks: If you enjoy coastal walks, then we feature two sections of the 125 miles of coastline walks. A superb sandy beach walk out to remote island and a historic cliff top walk. These options take up on average 2 to 3 hours in walking, but you are rewarded with amazing views and enjoying Anglesey at its natural best! It’s your tour, so even if you select one of these walks, you’ll not be disappointed.
Rib Ride: Enjoy, explore and experience the stunning North Wales coastline from a completely different perspective. Take a one hour rib ride along the North Wales coastline with its rugged coastline aboard a high speed rib that operate on the Menai Straits.
Country Pubs: We have several locations for enjoying a nice country pub style of lunch.
Beaumaris Castle: Here you can discover the last hurrah of Edward 1st massive medieval castle building programme in North Wale. Beaumaris Castle is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Penmon Priory: Discover this historic tranquil corner on the eastern tip of Anglesey, whose history spans more than 1,000 years. The origins of the site are traditionally associated with a Celtic saint in the sixth century. St Seiriol’s holy well survives from this period.
Neolithic burial chambers and Standing Stones: There are two amazing burial sites that you could choose to visit as part of your tailor made island tour, along with a pair of standing stones. About 5,000 years ago (at the same time as the ancient Egyptians built their pyramids), a group of Anglesey’s first residents somehow moved massive stones to create unique burial site representing the best preserved burial mound of its age in Wales, England, or Scotland. The other site is set inland amongst beautiful natural countryside on a farm, where you can discover an overlying a henge monument from around 3000 years BC.
Din Lligwy Ancient Village, Chapel and Burial Chamber: Hidden away in a corner of the island is one of Anglesey’s finest archaeological sites – the ancient Din Lligwy village. Nearby there’s the Lligwy Old Church and also the prehistoric Lligwy Burial Chamber that dates to the Neolithic period approximately 5,00 years ago.
Swtan: Best described as one of our hidden gems and amongst a beautiful remote coastline setting. Swtan is a fully restored example of a 17th century Welsh cottage with a thatched roof.
Llynnon Windmill: The only working windmill in Wales. Anglesey was previously known as the “Granary of Wales” due to the large quantities of barley and oats once grown on the
South Stack Lighthouse: If you are after the spectacular settings, then the cliffs of South Stack will not disappoint you. The view and locations are that impressive and we guarantee you will want to photograph this location! South Stack also offers a wealth of bird life and you could be lucky to see the odd seal or dolphin meandering through the Irish Sea from the RSPB’s Ellin’s Tower and possibly a Puffin amongst the mass of seabirds.
Plas Newydd: Home to the Marquis of Anglesey. Set amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery on the Menai Straits, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. The 1930s restyled interior is famous for its Rex Whistler association, containing his largest painting and exhibition. A military museum contains relics of the 1st Marquis of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo.
ISLE OF ANGLESEY TOUR GALLERY
This tour can start from wherever you are staying in North Wales and also be taken as part of a transfer tour to/from Holyhead connecting with the Irish Ferry services to and from Dublin in Ireland, or as a Cruise Tour from Holyhead and a Day Visit Tour if you fly in for the day from Cardiff to Anglesey Airport.
Remember, this will be your very own bespoke tailor made ‘Isle of Anglesey Tour’. Please note that above is a list of tour options/ideas and it is not possible to cover every site during a single day tour day!
Your actual tour price is dependent on a number of factors:
- The number of persons taking the private tour
- The time of year that you choose to tour
- The tour duration that you choose for your touring day
- The start and end locations where we pick you up and drop you off.
Our tour rates do not include: Entrance fees to Attractions / Refreshments, Drinks or Lunch on the day / Driver & Tour Guide Gratuities.
Please note that some of the attractions operate with a limited season of operation and hours of opening.