Monday, 4 May 2015

7 Awesome Things to do in Anglesey (#BEDM Day 4)

Anglesey is somewhere I've been every Easter since 1987. My parents started going on holiday to Trearrdur Bay (in the far west corner of the island) over the school holiday and when I picked  up with Andrew in 2004, I told him one thing that wasn't up for discussion was a holiday to Ynys Mon each year.

I told him when I took him up there for the first time, that it was always sunny and he laughed at me, rolling his eyes and muttering "rose-tinted glasses". 10 years on though, he has admitted, I was right!


So if you're ever in that corner of North West Wales, here's seven ideas for things to do:



1. Sit wrapped in a snuggly blanket munching chips at The Harbourfront Bistro in Holyhead.

Chips at the Harbourfront Bistro, Holyhead, Anglesey

View from the Harbourfront Bistro, Holyhead, Anglesey



2. Get lost in and around Penrhos Coastal Park.

Penrhos Coastal Park, Anglesey

Ducks at Penrhos Coastal Park, Anglesey



3. Not for the faint-hearted but go and park at Llanfair-yn-neubwll (a Wednesday or Thursday is best) and watch the trainee pilots learn to take-off, fly and land Hawks right over your heads.

Hawks flying at RAF Valley, Anglesey

Hawks at RAF Valley, Anglesey



4. Bask in the sun on Holyhead promenade and watch the ferries going off to the Emerald Isle.

Holyhead Promenade, Anglesey

Holyhead Promenade, Anglesey



5. Go to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, stand on the station, try and pronounce the name and then realise how much entertainment you must be providing for all the locals.

The railway line at Llanfair PG, Anglesey

The railway line at Llanfair PG, Anglesey

(learning how to say LlanfairPG was on my 33 before 33 list - if my dad (who's Welsh) saw this, I daresay he'd be in fits of laughter, not just at the pronunciation, but also how Somerset I sound at the end!) 



6. Watch the sun go down in Trearrdur Bay.

Trearrdur Bay, Anglesey

Trearrdur Bay, Anglesey



7. Visit the Canolfan Ucheldre Centre (the local arts centre based in a church), see a film if there's something good on and/or grab a cuppa and a cake from the Ucheldre Kitchen (and also, marvel at the range of novelty tea pots they have!)

Ucheldre Kitchen, Holyhead, Anglesey

Ucheldre Kitchen, Holyhead, Anglesey

Ucheldre Kitchen, Holyhead, Anglesey

Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey

Ucheldre Kitchen, Holyhead, Anglesey


And if anyone knows where I can buy a novelty duck teapot, let me know! :-)
 
(This post is day 4 of Rosalilium's Blog Every Day in May challenge - after sticking to the topics for the last couple of years, this year I'm going off piste)

4 comments:

  1. Super ideas!!!! I would love to visit there and I really want to visit Llanfair...gohgohgoh!!!!! I adore the song based on it!!!x
    Sorry I'm so late, you haven't been showing up in my blog feed until your Here is the news post came x

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  2. If you find out where to buy a Mallard tea pot from, let me know!
    Also, that's one heck of a name!

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  3. I love Anglesey. Have not been for a while but my friend used to go out with a guy from Beaumaris so a few of us holidayed there a couple of times. I've been to the place with the very very long name, Stacks Lighthouse and Red Warth Bay. I believed it always sunshined too. :)

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  4. I've had a hankering to visit Anglesey for a couple of years now; really want to visit the WI hall and museum there! I do also fancy the sound of eating fish and chips, wrapped up in a blanket!

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