Anglesey and the local area

Rhosneigr is a small village in the South West of the Isle of Anglesey. Originally a quiet fishing settlement it is now a thriving village with a great sense of community. Rhosneigr is a village always ready to bid “croeso” to visitors and greets returning visitors as friends.

Unsurprisingly Rhosneigr is a popular holiday location with its expansive beaches, relaxed and friendly shops, bars and restaurants. It is also acknowledged as the centre for outdoor water sports on the island. Even for those who prefer their feet on dry land, watching the surfers, windsurfers, sailors and kite surfers blasting across the bay is a sight to behold.

Golfers will appreciate unique challenges offered by the Anglesey Golf Club, Rhosneigr’s own 18 hole, par 70 links course, set among dunes and heathland within an important wildlife conservation area.

The Isle of Anglesey is not short on heritage. Its history encompasses the stunning 13th Century Beaumaris Castle and Thomas Telford’s impressive suspension bridge to the once-booming Parys Mountain Copper Mine at Amlwch. In addition, boasting several ancient burial mounds, it is easy to follow in the footsteps of those who have come before us.

Many of Anglesey’s visitors come to navigate the 125 miles of stunning Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, which is part of the official Wales Coast Path. The stunning route makes its way around the edges of the island. Not for the faint hearted, the coastal path climbs 4,174 metres during its journey, but it is a fabulous way to experience the wild beauty of our coast. Take your time, stopping along the way to explore a hidden cove, watch the seals frolicking in the waters below, or enjoy a tasty lunch at one of our award-winning seaside restaurants.

Aberffraw is small historical town located 5 minutes from Rhosneigr by the west bank of the Afon Ffraw (Ffraw River). In the early Middle Ages Aberffraw was the capital of the Kingdom of Gwynedd and was the most important political centre in medieval Wales. It is also within 2 miles of a Neolithic Burial Chamber of Barclodiad y Gawres. Whichever direction of the Anglesey Coastal path you chose to go you will see an array of birdlife and marine life along the way.

If you love cycling, then Anglesey is for you. No matter your preference there is a range of cycling routes from quiet lanes to two of the UK’s nine cycle routes. Why not take on the Lôn Las Copr a 36-mile circular tour connecting the North East of the island. This route takes in the only working windmill in Wales and the moonscape that is Parys Mountain. Alternatively, Lôn Las Cefni offers 13 miles of traffic-free cycle path that is perfect to enjoy with all the family and rich in nature and wildlife.

Together with all of its action however, there remains something quite magical about Rhosneigr that as the sun sets over the sea, allows you to sit back, enjoy the “heddwch” and allow the lapping sea to lull you back in time to that quiet fishing village.

For the record ‘croeso’ is welcome (pronounced ‘Croy Saw’) ‘heddwch’ is peace/tranquility (pronounced something like Heth Ook)