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Heritage

Pay a visit to Anglesey and you will see that the island is a living history in itself. From the stunning 13th Century Beaumaris Castle and Thomas Telford’s impressive suspension bridge, to the once booming Copper Mine at Amlwch and ancient burial mounds like Barclodiad Y Gawres, it is easy to follow in the footsteps of those who have come before us.

Whether you visit our historic lighthouse, mill, courthouse, goal or museum, Anglesey is extremely proud of its rich history and invites you to discover and explore its lively past through a number of inspiring attractions.

Wander through the unfinished masterpiece that is Beaumaris Castle, once described as a 13th century spaceship. Now a World Heritage Site, you can experience another way of life by climbing twisting spiral towers and edging your way down mysterious narrow passageways.  But if castles aren’t your thing, explore the unusual moonscapes of Amlwch Copper Kingdom.  Ever heard the phrase Copper bottomed? Amlwch was once one of the world’s most important copper mining sites, and supplied copper for some of Nelson’s fleet. Or why not experience some of Anglesey’s maritime heritage by discovering the many sea faring tales at the Holyhead Maritime Museum.

A number of informative leaflets are available for download.

Anglesey Museums and Culture Attractions

East Anglesey's Historic Places

North Anglesey's Historic Places

South Anglesey's Historic Places

West Anglesey's Historic Places

Anglesey's Stinky Old Bits - for children

For more information, please see our list of heritage sites

Other Things to do

  • Accommodation

    'Accommodation'

    'Anglesey has everything you need for a truly unforgettable stay. '

  • Countryside

    'Countryside'

    'Over 220 square miles of Anglesey’s landscapes are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. '

  • 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

  • Beaumaris Castle

    'Beaumaris Castle'

    'Beaumaris was the last of Edward I's 'iron ring' of castles along the North Wales coast. '

  • Beaumaris Gaol

    'Beaumaris Gaol'

    'This building is full of sad memories and secrets providing a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner during the 1800s.'

  • Oriel Ynys Môn

    'Oriel Ynys Môn'

    'Anglesey's art and heritage gallery and museum.'

  • South Stack Lighthouse

    'South Stack Lighthouse'

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

  • Llynnon

    'Llynnon'

    'Llynnon Mill, built in 1775, is the only working windmill in Wales producing stoneground wholemeal flour using organic wheat. '