Located off of the north western coast of Wales in the Irish Sea, Isle of Anglesey is one of the largest islands surrounding Great Britain and the largest of all of the Welsh Islands. Isle of Anglesey is also a noted for their work in environmental conservation, having several protected wetlands in the area and their coastline is recognized as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ by Natural England.
Any area that is this invested in the environment will obviously have plentiful outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy and take in and Isle of Anglesey is no exception. A plethora of wildlife areas and beaches populate the area. The most popular of these wildlife observation areas is Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, which is located in the south-western point of Anglesey. Visitors can come here to take in the local flora and fauna, have a picnic, or simply walk the trails and take in the beautiful scenery.
The Copper Kingdom, which is located in Amlwch, Anglesey, is well known for its archaeological impressiveness. Having served as a giant in the copper mining industry during the 1700s, The Copper Kingdom is now open to visitors and provides interactive exhibits, building exploration, and sight-seeing opportunities to its guests. There is also a gift shop located on the premises as well as a snack bar.
One of the most popular beaches in the area is Lilgwy Beach. As noted previously, Isle of Anglesey is noted for having some of the most beautiful coastlines in the area, and Lilgwy Beach is no exception. In addition to taking in the breath taking sights, beach goers can soak up some sun, play in the waves, enjoy ice cream at the local cafe on the premises, or catch fish at the Llyn Blodyn Fishery.
In addition to the wildlife and nature observation preserves mentioned previously, there are also two chief zoos located on the Isle of Anglesey. Pili Palas Nature World is considered one of the most family-friendly attractions in the area and provides visitors with the opportunity to see a variety of different animals - everything from reptiles to insects, from llamas to fish. There is also a petting zoo where children can interact with sheep, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
The Anglesey Sea Zoo is geared toward the aquatic and is Wales’ biggest aquarium. The Sea Zoo is open year-round and has a variety of activities that will especially appeal to those with children including a playground. Guided “sea safaris” are also available for groups of ten or less.
Isle of Anglesey obviously has a lot of attractions that are geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and animal lovers. The environment serves as the star when it comes to Isle of Anglesey tourist destinations and visitors will love what the area has to offer.