There really is nothing better than spending a lazy day at the beach!
2017 is Wales’s ‘Year of Legends’. It’s a theme that fits the Isle of Anglesey like a glove – and in more ways than you might have thought.
The Great Strait Raft Run.
Anglesey has a distinguished coastal and maritime history.
A new exhibition, by the artist and maker Rhodri Owen who contrasts his own hand-crafted furniture with transfigured pieces in visually unexpected ways.
Starting from the image known as 'Poor Taff', which shows a poverty-stricken gentleman riding to London on a goat, this exhibition will explore how the Welsh people were portrayed in the popular press in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Beaumaris was the last of Edward I's 'iron ring' of castles along the North Wales coast.
Llynnon Mill, built in 1775, is the only working windmill in Wales producing stoneground wholemeal flour using organic wheat.
This community based museum tells the story of crossing the Menai Strait and celebrates the iconic, historic bridges and the famous engineers who built them.
Like so many sites on Anglesey, Aberlleiniog is a hidden gem. It combines fascinating history with natural beauty - without any of the crowds, costs, or hassle you find elsewhere.
Aberlleiniog Castle is a little-known Scheduled Ancient Monument, situated near Penmon, on the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales. It nestles at the heart of a peaceful woodland Nature Reserve, close to the shores of the beautiful Menai Strait, within the Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The castle is owned by Menter Môn, Anglesey's Enterprise and Rural Development Agency. It is managed by a steering group of local representatives.. The management priorities for the site include its historical and cultural interest, nature conservation and public access. Aberlleiniog Castle's natural surroundings and unique history set it apart from any other ancient monument.
Its captivating story abounds with colourful characters, including Welsh Princes, Norman overlords, Viking raiders, traitors, pirates, Civil War commanders, wealthy estate owners and Georgian naturalists! It has something to capture everyone's imagination!Aberlleiniog truly is a 'secret' castle, with many secrets still to be uncovered!
The castle is open to the public all year round, free of charge.
For further details please see our heritage website.
Grid reference: SH 61646 79310
Nearest post code: LL58 8RY
'Making the most of the great outdoors is easy on Anglesey, as the great outdoors is something we have plenty of. '
'Who can resist a stunning stretch of coast? '
'The best part of any visit to Anglesey is knowing that all the family will take home some great memories to share. '
'Going for a walk on Anglesey is a pleasure in itself.'
'Beaumaris was the last of Edward I's 'iron ring' of castles along the North Wales coast. '
'Beaumaris Courthouse is one of Anglesey’s most fascinating buildings and one of the oldest courthouses in Britain.'
'This building is full of sad memories and secrets providing a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner during the 1800s.'
'Aberlleiniog, Llangoed and Penmon all lie in close proximity to one another within the south eastern corner of Anglesey. '
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