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Geology

The breath-taking scenery and unusual rocky landscapes found in Anglesey are unlike anywhere else. They are often the reason that many visitors return again and again, intrigued and captivated by the wild beauty of our island’s natural assets. It comes as no surprise that the stunning rock formations found here are world famous, attracting not only admiring walkers and intrigued locals, but drawing interest from geologists and scientists around the globe.

Spend the day exploring the islands stunning coastal path, or one of the many Geo Trails and you will see that our treasured rock formations come in all shapes and sizes, colours and structures and give vital clues as to how the earth has evolved.

These rocks span 4 eras and 12 geological periods and are often the reason behind the extraordinary range of plants and animals that also call the island their home. It is no wonder then that the whole of Anglesey has been declared a Global Geopark

Other Things to do

  • Heritage

    'Heritage'

    'Pay a visit to Anglesey and you will see that the island is a living history in itself. '

  • Active and Outdoors

    'Active and Outdoors'

    'Making the most of the great outdoors is easy on Anglesey, as the great outdoors is something we have plenty of. '

  • 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.'

  • Accommodation

    'Accommodation'

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

Other Attractions

  • Landscape South Stack

    'Landscape South Stack'

    'South Stack is one of Anglesey’s must-see landscapes.'

  • Landscape Rhoscolyn

    'Landscape Rhoscolyn'

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

  • 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 Llanbadrig to Llanlleiana

    'Landscape Llanbadrig to Llanlleiana'

    'Encompassing the northernmost tip of Anglesey (and Wales), the coastline between Llanbadrig and Llanlleiana can be a strenuous walk. '