In the south-west corner of Anglesey, you’ll find one of the most romantic spots in Wales - ynys Llanddwyn. Head past the dunes, the pine trees and red squirrels of Newborough National Nature Reserve, and at low tide on the headland you’ll find the picturesque ruins of Santes Dwynwen's Church. Remember to check tide times and follow these helpful tips to keep safe.
Santes Dwynwen was a fourth-century Welsh princess who was rather unlucky in love, and as a result, became a nun and set up a convent on Llanddwyn Island. Dwynwen became the Welsh patron saint of love and is celebrated every year on 25 January.
Couples make romantic pilgrimages throughout the year to ynys Llanddwyn, often falling for the unspoiled coastline and pretty towns and villages of Anglesey. Combine this with a foodie scene full of award-winning local produce, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and you’ll soon be asking yourself if there’s a better place for a romantic getaway…
A base for your romantic break
Lastra Farm, Amlwch
North of the island, just outside the port town of Amlwch, is the 17th-century Welsh farmhouse and outbuildings, Lastra Farm. The hotel and self-catering cottage apartments are a great base for exploring the Copper Kingdom of Parys Mountain or the sandy beaches of Lligwy, Moelfre, and Benllech.
Four-legged friends are very welcome at Lastra and can visit the pet-friendly bar area, patio, and bedrooms. Dog walks are available on-site and scooper bags and dog bowls are provided, as well as torches for after-dark dog walking.
The Bull’s Head Inn, Beaumaris
Dating back to the 15th century, The Bull’s Head Inn is a Grade II listed building full of character. Dinner, bed, and breakfast stays are perfect for couples, who can enjoy hearty Welsh dishes and real ales in the low-beam bar by the open fire.
A stone's-throw away is Beaumaris Castle - one of the four UNESCO World Heritage castles of Wales and the last created by Edward I (which he never quite finished). If you’re visiting between the beginning of April and the end of July enjoy a perfect date on a Seacoast Safari cruise to Puffin Island - the puffins will be nesting and if you’re lucky you might even spot a dolphin.
Relax and recharge
St. David's Spa, Traeth Coch / Red Wharf Bay
Looking to unwind after roaming around Anglesey? The award-winning St David’s spa and pool offer beauty treatments and packages in an amazing spot overlooking Traeth Coch, part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the east coast of Anglesey.
Some packages include lunch from the onsite restaurant The Tavern on the Bay which serves a seasonal local menu and cocktails.
Tre-Ysgawen Hall, Llangwyllog
This grand country house is home to one of the most luxurious spas on Anglesey. The spa at Tre-Ysgawen Hall offers a wide range of holistic therapies and beauty treatments and the tranquil thermal suite comprises an ice fountain and salt inhalation therapy room. Take a leisurely swim or feel energised at the gym before visiting the cafe.