The five towns on Anglesey in North Wales

The Isle of Anglesey is the largest island in Wales, it's located in North Wales but separated from mainland Wales by the Menai Straits. There are six train stations on the island, as well as a busy ferry port, along with Anglesey Airport which operates twice daily flights (Monday to Friday) to Cardiff International Airport. Road access on to Anglesey is via Britannia Bridge or the Menai Suspension Bridge, both allow bus services to operate between mainland Wales and many parts of the island.

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Towns on Anglesey

There are five towns on the Isle of Anglesey, these include Amlwch, Holyhead, Menai Bridge, Llangefni and Beaumaris.

 

 

Amlwch Town on Anglesey

AmlwchLocated on the North East coast of Anglesey, Amlwch lays claim to being the most Northerly town in Wales. Amlwch was famed for being the world's leading exporter of copper, visitors can find out more about the town's association with copper and how it was mined, processed and shipped around the world at the 'Copper Kingdom Centre' which is located on the quayside in Amlwch Port.

The small town of Amlwch is now a popular holiday destination, there are some great beaches nearby that are ideal for rockpooling, these also provide a perfect location for shoreline sea fishing. Walkers can enjoy trekking off along the Anglesey Coast Path from the town, taking in the islands Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) along the way and its abundant coastal wildlife.

Holiday homes and cottages in Amlwch town on Anglesey

 

 

Holyhead Town on Anglesey

HolyheadThe town of Holyhead lies in the North of Holy Island which is just off Anglesey, it is renowned for its bustling ferry port from which Irish Ferries and Stena Line operate regular daily crossing to and from Ireland. Holyhead is the largest town on Anglesey, it also has a strong maritime history, visitors can learn more about the town's ties with the sea at 'Holyhead Maritime Museum' which is housed in the oldest lifeboat station in Wales.

Nestled between the town and the coastline is Breakwater Country Park, part of which lies within Anglesey's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The scenic beauty of this park makes it ideal for walking, with varying levels of walks to be enjoyed, these extend to Holyhead Mountain and South Stack Lighthouse.

Holiday homes and cottages in Holyhead town on Anglesey

 

 

 

Menai Bridge Town on Anglesey

Menai BridgeThe Anglesey town of Menai Bridge is to be found on the banks of the Menai Strait where the Menai Bridge provides one of the two road access points onto the island from mainland Wales. There is a broad range of shops in the town which sell all required daily essentials as well as clothes, gifts, antiques, and more besides. For visitors who have a love for nature, there is a small zoo called 'Pili Palas Nature World' located just outside the town, it is home to a wonderful collection of butterflies, there are also birds, reptiles, insects and other animals at the zoo.

The Anglesey Coast Path skirts its way around the town alongside the Menai Strait, the section between Beaumaris and the town is fairly elevated, this offers excellent views of the Menai Suspension Bridge, the path then passes under the bridge which allows walkers to really take in this mighty and very impressive structure.

Holiday homes and cottages in Menai Bridge town on Anglesey

 

 

Llangefni Town on Anglesey

LlangefniLlangefni is an inland town, Anglesey's second largest town and the island's County town. Located in the heart of Anglesey, Llangefni is a small historic market town with a bustling shopping scene, here you'll find locally owned and run shops mixed in with a selection of national high street retailers. There are cafes and coffee shops to grab a bite to eat and drink, restaurants to have something more substantial to eat, vibrant pubs and takeaways.

Holiday homes and cottages in Llangefni town on Anglesey

 

 

 

Beaumaris Town on Anglesey

BeaumarisBeaumaris is a coastal town set along the Menai Strait, it's a town which exudes history from its Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture to its 13th-century castle and its courthouse, which is one of the oldest courthouses in Britain.

In addition to the town's fine array of shops and eateries, Beaumaris has a lovely pier which protrudes out into the Menai Strait, it a popular location to fish from and for the kids to try their hand at a spot of crabbing. At the end of the peir there's a landing stage which acts as the departure point for various boat and fishing trips.

Holiday homes and cottages in Beaumaris town on Anglesey