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In the Area

There are many places to visit in the area.

One of the closest to Oriel Môn is the Dingle Nature Reserve. A wonderful woodland walk which can take you all the way up to the scenic Cefni Reservoir.

The Anglesey Archives are also located in the town of Llangefni. Housing a fascinating collection of maps, newspapers, pictures and census records telling the story of Anglesey's inhabitants over the centuries.

The island has a rich cultural heritage. Barclodiad y Gawres near Rhosneigr is one of the island's many prehistoric monuments, whilst Lligwy Burial Chamber located on the other side of the island near Moelfre dates back to the third millenium BC. These sites are run by CADW and more information can be found on their website here: cadw.gov.wales

Plas Newydd House and Gardens near Llanfair PG is a magnificent National Trust historic house standing in lovely grounds on the shores of the Menai Strait. Whilst in Llanfair PG it's worth taking a look at the station for a photo opportunity of the longest place-name in the world. James Pringle, the weavers, are also located there.

The quaint coastal town of Beaumaris is home to Beaumaris Castle, constructed towatds the end of Edward the 1's reign and is now looked after by CADW. The Victorian Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse are also places worth visiting whilst in Beaumaris.

Anglesey is surrounded by wonderful beaches, one of the most stunning being Llanddwyn. Home to a picturesque lighthouse and the ruins of St Dwynwen's Church. It is part of the Newborough Nature Reserve and offers some spectacular views across the Menai Strait and towards Snowdonia.

The Anglesey Coastal Path offers 125 miles of superb walks, including Holyhead Mountain, Cemlyn Nature Reserve and Penmon Priory.

South Stack Lighthouse has dramatic and unforgettable viiews over the sea, where, on a clear day, you can catch glimpses of Dublin mainland. The sheer cliff walls of South Stack are also home to huge colonies of guillemots, puffins and razorbills nest.

There are also plenty of family friendly places to visit such as Sea Zoo, Foel Farm and Halen Môn in Brynsiencyn. Pili Palas and Plas Cadnant Gardens in Menai Bridge. Melin Llynnon in Llanddeusant, the last surviving working windmill on the island.

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