Plas Lligwy Cottages are ideally situated to explore the beautiful island of Anglesey, attractions across North Wales and the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park.
North Wales and Anglesey offer something for everyone: rugged mountains, bubbling rivers, wide sandy beaches, proud historic towns, creative galleries and museums, iconic castles, heritage railways and beautiful gardens; outdoor sports, adventurous pastimes, cultural centres and great places to eat, drink and relax. The list is endless. 2017 is Wales’ Year of Legends and there is plenty planned for couples and families alike to make your stay that little more exciting. Ask us for more details.
Here are some of Plas Lligwy’s favourite Anglesey and North Wales attractions which you may like to visit during your stay at Plas Lligwy Cottages.
Din Lligwy Ancient Village, burial chamber and medieval chapel
All situated on the farm within a few minutes walk from the cottages.
Ancient Village: www.cadw.gov.wales/daysout/dinlligwyhutgroup
South Stack Lighthouse
This spectacular lighthouse, with its difficult decent, is now open to the public after thirteen years of closure. Though the trip to the lighthouse is worthwhile, please be aware that it is 400 steps down from the headland.
Oriel Ynys Mon
The Oriel is a show place for local artists and crafts people, it is also an fascinating museum illustrating the island's history, culture and wildlife, and a venue where folk from all over the island come to enjoy their heritage.
No visit to Anglesey would be complete without visiting the magnificent castle at Beaumaris.
This 13th century masterpiece is often described by experts as being almost technically perfect, and it enjoys its status as a World Heritage Site. Follow the link in the left hand navigation for more information on the castle.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
The Anglesey Sea Zoo is an exhibition of living sea life from around the coast of Anglesey which was founded in 1983 on the site of an oyster hatchery. It has since developed every year to become an important visitor attraction. We are open every day from the beginning of April to the end of October, and at least every weekend throughout the winter.
Foel Farm Park and Chocolate Factory
There are tractor & trailer and quad bike & mini-trailer rides, pony rides, chances to feed and meet the farm animals, and a lot more!
There is also a Café & Bistro Bar, Gift Shop and even a Chocolate Workshop where you can see chocolates being made - something for children and adults alike.
Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes. For more details on walks across Snowdonia.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 1085m dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
Tickets and more information can be found here: www.snowdonrailway.co.uk
Visit the world’s first inland surf lagoon at Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains: a revolutionary surf lagoon and the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure destination for you, your friends and the whole family to enjoy.
Rib Ride sail from Menai Bridge, Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Holyhead to explore the stunning coastline of North Wales. Experience the tranquility of the Menai Straits, its stately homes, ferocious tides and whirlpools or travel seaward to Llandwyn Island, a rocky peninsula of outstanding beauty surrounded by white sandy beaches. For the more adventurous, why not try Rib Ride’s Bear Grylls Adventure rib rides!
For more information visit: www.ribride.co.uk
Zip World won international acclaim when it opened Zip World Velocity at Bethesda in March 2013. It includes a pair of zip lines a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying. Not for the faint hearted!
Greenwood Forest Park
A fun day out for families, with a wide range of experiences and rides including Tree-Top Towers, a Barefoot Trail, Crocodile Maze, Forest Theatre and the Green Dragon, the world’s first eco-friendly people-powered rollercoaster and Solar Splash (New for 2016!). Voted the Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 2011, 2012 and 2013 days out don’t get much better than at GreenWood Forest Park.
See more at: www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk
Island Princess Pleasure Cruises
Wildlife and sightseeing cruises along the Menai Straits to Puffin Island, running Easter - October. Book a spectacular pleasure cruise along the Menai Straits to either Puffin Island or Telford's world-famous suspension bridge at Menai Bridge aboard Beaumaris' premier passenger boat.
Or why not try one of the sea fishing trips on offer? Many declare the fishing around Anglesey to be amongst the best in Wales, with an abundant variety of species.
To book or for more information visit: www.starida.co.uk
Pick a mildly windy day and you might get to see this fabulous old mill in action. You can purchase stoneground wholemeal flour using organic wheat ground by the mill. There are also two roundhouses built from timber with wattle and daub walls and a thatched roof - providing a unique insight of Iron Age farmers over 3000 years ago. Llynnon Mill is the only working windmill in Wales.
To book or for more information call: 01407 730407 or 01248 724444
PlasNewydd, the traditional home of the Marquess of Anglesey, is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait. This elegant 18th century house by James Wyatt commands magnificent views of the Strait and the mountains of Snowdonia.
Isle of Anglesey Eateries
Ann’s Pantry, Moelfre: www.annspantry.co.uk
Kinmel Arms, Moelfre: www.robinsonsbrewery.com/kinmelarms
Ty Dderw Inn, Moelfre: www.facebook.com/TyDderwCountryInn/
Dylans Restaurant, Menai Bridge: www.dylansrestaurant.co.uk
Hydeout, Menai Bridge: www.hydeoutbbq.com/
The Boathouse, Pentraeth: www.boathouserestaurantanglesey.co.uk
Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay: www.shipinnredwharfbay.co.uk
The Bull, Beaumaris: www.bullsheadinn.co.uk
Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour, Beaumaris: www.redboatgelato.com
Hooton's Homegrown Cafe, Brynsiencyn: www.hootonshomegrown.co.uk/where-to-eat-an...
The Marram Grass, Newborough: www.themarramgrass.com
The White Eagle, Rhoscolyn:www.white-eagle.co.uk