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Countryside

It really isn’t any wonder that over 220 square miles of Anglesey’s unspoilt coast and landscapes have been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Whether you want tranquil green space interspersed with a carpet of colourful flowers, or the unrivalled beauty of our towering cliffs, home to hundreds of nesting seabirds, Anglesey really does think of everyone!

Walk along the coast to marvel at mossy headlands, grassy dunes, bays and estuaries or head inland to discover lakes, marshes and woodland. And with nature reserves, country parks and special areas of interest right on your doorstep it is easy to see the wildlife literally buzzing around.

There are many fantastic places to experience nature here, such as exploring Anglesey’s largest fen, Cors Erddreiniog, where amongst the lively reed beds you’ll find Fly Orchid, Carnivorous Sundew and a whole host of butterflies, moths and dragonflies. Likewise, the Llyn Cefni Reservoir comes alive with the sounds of warblers, wren and the odd Kingfisher, while the dunes around Newborough Forest and Warren team with butterwort, dwarf adder’s tongue and shore dock, as well as some great crested newts and the odd medicinal leech.

We have provided a list of some of our most beautiful and interesting natural landscapes which you might like to explore.

Other Things to do

  • Walking

    'Walking'

    'Going for a walk on Anglesey is a pleasure in itself.'

  • Cycling

    'Cycling'

    'What better way to experience all the natural beauty that Anglesey has to offer than by bike. '

  • Coastal

    'Coastal'

    'Who can resist a stunning stretch of coast? '

  • Food and drink

    'Food and drink'

    'Anglesey really is an experience for all the senses and it’s hard to find a better place for food lovers.'

Other Attractions

  • South Stack Lighthouse

    'South Stack Lighthouse'

    'South Stack is set in a spectacular location to the north-west of Holyhead. '

  • Landscape Aberlleiniog Llangoed and Penmon

    'Landscape Aberlleiniog Llangoed and Penmon'

    'Aberlleiniog, Llangoed and Penmon all lie in close proximity to one another within the south eastern corner of Anglesey. '

  • Landscape Parys Mountain

    'Landscape Parys Mountain'

    'Parys Mountain is one of Anglesey’s must-visit locations! There is a network of walks around the weird landscape of the ancient copper mine at Parys Mountain. '

  • Landscape Rhoscolyn

    'Landscape Rhoscolyn'

    'Rhoscolyn lies in the south western corner of Holy Island, looking out into the Irish Sea towards the Lleyn Peninsula. '