Places to Explore on and Around Anglesey

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*Some of these locations have been kindly borrowed from The Wild Guide to Wales book.

Castell Aberlleiniog and Woods

11th-century motte deep in the woods overlooking the Menai Strait, topped with 17th-century Civil War castle fortifications.
From B5109 N of Beaumaris head for LL58 8RN. After ½ mile, 50m E of Tros Y Arfo, find a tiny parking area on L. Follow the footpath to the Motte. More parking and connecting path at the Leiniog picnic spot on road further along.

Parys/Copper Mountain

The vast orange crater is awe-inspiring to behold. Copper has been mined here since the early Bronze Age and this wonderous landscape, created by hand tools, was the largest copper mine in the world un the 18th-century.
Car park high on the B5111 of Amlwch ½ mile beyond LL68 9PL. Nearby Copper kingdom in Amwlch Port tells the further story of how copper was processed and shipped around the globe.

Beaumaris Castle

Known for its perfect symmetry, Beaumaris castle is the last hurrah of Edward I’s massive building programme, but it was never completed. Full of history, walls within walls, and a moat; it’s a great place to visit.
Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8AP
Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Gaol (Jail)

Full of information and history, you get a glimpse into what it was like as a prisoner during 1800’s.
Steeple Lane, Beaumaris, LL58 8EP

Caernarfon Castle

A brute of a fortress, this fantastic castle is steeped in history and offer unique polygonal towers! Definitely a must see!
Castle Ditc, Caernarfon, LL55 2AY
Caernarfon Castle

Penrhyn Castle

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. This property has unique architecture and extensive gardens to explore.
Bangor, LL57 4HN
Penrhyn Castle 

Caer Leb

This is a large rectangular earthwork consisting of a double ditch construction. Some have speculated that it dates between 200 AD and 300 AD. There is also discussion that the site could date from the Romano-British era or possibly even the Iron Age.
¾ of a mile WNW of Brynsiencyc, off A4080

Bodowyr Burial Chamber

This is a Neolithic burial chamber made of a few large stacked stones in a farmer’s field. The chamber has three upright stones about a meter high supporting a robust, wedge-shaped capstone.
Near Bodowyr farm, ¼ mile E of Llangaffo, off B4419. Llanfair PG 5m.

Presaddfed Burial Chamber

Presaddfed burial chamber comprises of two Neolithic chamber tombs. The south tomb is more complete with its capstone still on top. The north tomb has not weathered well, with the capstone fallen and leaning against them.
900 yards W of Bodedern on the B5109, turn left onto a small lane. Follow for approx. 550 yards and turn right. Access is through a kissing gate and across a grassy field, a distance of about 200, and there is a lay-by on the roadside.

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

A lovely historic garden under restoration, situated between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris. Three different gardens have been discovered, including an unusual walled garden with curving walls and pool, a secret valley garden with three waterfalls and a river and an upper woodland garden with stone outcrops and the remains of a 19th-century folly.
Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge, LL59 5NH
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens