Ten must do's in Anglesey According to Celtic folklore, the Roman invaders of 60AD were scared witless by Anglesey’s fearless Celtic druids. We’re glad to report that visitors are welcomed more warmly these days… A The Menai Suspension Bridge Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey It’s unlikely you'll miss this Anglesey highlight, the Menai Suspension Bridge. Built by Thomas Telford and opened in 1826 it’s the first modern suspension bridge in the world. Prior to its construction cattle farmers would somehow have to persuade their herd to swim across the Menai Straits to market. The Anglesey Coastal Path There are countless places worth visiting along the 125 mile/200km coastal path of Anglesey. Geologists may keel over at the 100 or more rock types here and archaeologists will love visiting one of the largest collections of ancient sites in Britain. Nature lovers will enjoy spotting a variety of rare birds, while history buffs will be intrigued by visits from notable figures such as Oliver Cromwell and Charles Dickens. More Welsh Coast Path walks B Llanddwyn Island Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey This stunning outcrop jutting from the mainland is one of the most picturesque locations in Wales. The ruined church was once home to Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers from the 5th century AD. When her true love Maelon was turned to ice, Dwynwen had the good sense to move to Llanddwyn Island – and probably didn’t regret it for a minute. C The Copper Kingdom Copper Kingdom, Parys Mountain, Anglesey by ohefin There are surprises around every corner in Anglesey. It’s worth adding to the list that Amlwch once featured the largest copper mine in the world. In the late 1800s there were nearly 10,000 people resident in Amlwch, roughly half the population of New York at the time, according to entertaining local historians. The unique landscape of Parys Mountain is well worth a visit.More underground attractions in Wales D South Stack Lighthouse and cliffs South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey by Joseph Noble You don’t have to be an enthusiastic bird watcher to enjoy a visit to this glorious, bracing outpost of Anglesey; you’ll soon be playing the time-honoured game of playing spot-the-puffin or one of the rare breeding pair of choughs among the colonies of guillemots and razorbills clinging to the cliffs at South Stack. E Plas Newydd Country House Plas Newydd, Anglesey by Paul Sloane Situated on the shore of the Menai Strait, this National Trust house dates back to the 18th century. It houses a military museum, an Australian arboretum and an exhibition of Rex Whistler paintings from the 1930s. Whether he played games of Frisbee Golf in the Dairy Wood during breaks is not known, but that option is now available to visitors. F Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey The last great castle built under Edward 1 in the 13th century, Beaumaris was never completed, not that you’d notice. It’s designated a World Heritage site and all its innovations remain for all to wonder at the devilish imagination and detail that went into its construction. G Anglesey Farmers Market You’ll have to be lucky to catch it, because the farmers’ market is held on the third Saturday of each month. If you do, you’ll be luckier still, as you’ll be able to buy delicious Welsh Black beef and fresh crab caught along the Anglesey coastline, as well as a range of handmade cheeses. H The Dingle Nature Reserve Woodland Walk in the Dingle, Anglesey by ktpfoto If you’re looking for kingfishers, woodpeckers and moorhens you’ve come to the right place. This ancient 25 acre wooded valley is a hideaway carpeted with bluebells in the spring with various bridges and walkways to improve accessibility and picnic tables so you can really make the most of this almost mystical location. I Lligwy Beach Lligwy Beach, Anglesey by Gravettian There are six Blue Flag beaches on Anglesey and seven others who won a Seaside Award. Lligwy Bay is a sheltered bay on the North East of Anglesey, offering regular sightings of seals and dolphins. It was named one of the 10 Best Picnic Spots in Britain by Coast magazine. More attractions in Anglesey Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items North Wales attractions Where to go and what to see during your adventure across the lands and seas of North Wales. Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. Walks in North Wales Explore the soaring mountains and refreshing coastal walks of North Wales. Wild adventures in Wales Preseli Venture owner Sophie Hurst explores a range of options for wild adventures in Wales. Marc Evans’ Wales The director of Visit Wales’ TV advertising campaigns tells us what’s special about Wales. Alternative Fathers Day Gentleman’s relish…! For papas with panache, check out these totally hip Father’s Day ideas.