Anglesey is a magical island separated from the northwest corner of Wales by the fast-flowing and dangerous tidal waters of the Menai Straits. Accessed by the Britannia and Menai bridges, both originally built in the 1800s, Anglesey is a sparsely populated island with many beautiful and amazing places to visit. The town of Holyhead on the northwest of the island is the main port between mainland UK and Ireland and handles over 2 million passengers a year.
Beaumaris is a pretty little sea town located at the northern entrance to the Menai Strait commanding spectacular views across to the mountains of Snowdonia. Originally a Viking settlement, Edward 1st put Beaumaris on the map in 1295 when he had Beaumaris castle built to stamp his authority on the Welsh. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is recognised as the most technically perfect castle in Europe. Beaumaris’ shops range from the quaint to the quirky with award-winning ice cream shops rubbing shoulders with an award-winning chili and recycled homeware shop.
Heading south and back in time to the Neolithic age, we come to Bryn Celli Ddu, a 5000-year-old stone age burial chamber in remarkable condition and considered one of the finest ‘passage tombs’ in Britain.
Plas Newydd House and gardens – the home of the Marquis of Anglesey with its sad links to the famous battle of Waterloo is one of the finest and most strikingly located stately homes in Britain. Dating back to 1470, it has evolved over the centuries to become one of Wales’ finest residences.
Discover the myth of Saint Dwynwen, Wales’ patron saint of lovers. Set on a beautiful tidal island on the edge of a remote golden beach, Llanddwyn Island is one of the most beautiful places in Wales and well worth the 90-minute walk that keeps the crowds away.
Add in the village with the longest name in Europe, the striking sea cliffs and sea bird reserves at South Stack and Parys Mountain, the site of the largest 18th-century copper mine in Europe and you are spoilt for choice on Anglesey.
Your personal guided tour timetable
Your touring day starts at your accommodation at 9:30 am. Your day will include rest, coffee and a lunch stop in addition to stops for the listed sites, attractions and activities. Along the way, your driver will tell you all about Wales’ history, culture and myths and legends whilst pointing out places of interest and recommending the best stops for food, refreshments and photos. We aim to have you back at your accommodation at about 6:00 pm.
We will endeavor to visit all locations listed on this tour however, Start/Finish times, order of itinerary and places we visit may change depending on your pickup and drop-off location, weather, road conditions or other events out of our control. Therefore, all tour timings are approximate, and we reserve the right to change the tour itinerary at any time.
What is Included in your tour
Pick up and drop off at your hotel or cruise berth within North Wales.
The services of your professional driver/guide throughout your tour.
The use of our luxury Mercedes people carrier to suit your party size
All fuel, parking and road tolls.
What is excluded from your tour
Food and drink and admission fees to sites, attractions and activities where payable.
Personal travel insurance
What to bring with you.
Please bring a wind or waterproof coat and sensible footwear for some light walking. Whilst rare, Wales can have 4 seasons in one day!