A long weekend in Anglesey

A couple of weeks ago we visited the beautiful Welsh Island of Anglesey for a long weekend. I think it was a little smaller than I had realised, so you can travel around easily and we got more done than I anticipated. The weather was superb, which obviously helped with our enjoyment! The only negative? Jess couldn’t understand why we didn’t see any whales haha. Here are our highlights!

1. Newborough Forest (with stunning beach)

We visited here a few times because it was SO gorgeous! There are lots of amazing forest trails for walks and bikes, including an activity trail for small children. The sandy beach is beautiful and we spent a full day collecting shells and making sandcastles.

2. Beaumaris Castle

One of the best castles I’ve ever visited! It’s a fantastic location, very picturesque. There’s lots to explore, although my heart did skip a little seeing Jess so high up. There is a little activity trail for children and an app to download and play (although we couldn’t seem to find anything).

Beaumaris itself is a lovely town too to explore, and if crabbing is your thing, there’s lots going on off the pier.

3. Plas Newydd House & Gardens

The House is huge and great to look around; there are fab views over Snowdonia and inside Whistler’s mural is a highlight (although Jess didn’t stay entertained too long).

Outside gives you the opportunity to spot red squirrels… Jess saw one first (well she thought it was a fox but I’ll still let her have it). As expected of National Trust properties, there is a large woodland adventure playground.

4. Red Dwarf Bay

We visited two places I’d recommend here; The Ship with a beer garden right on the shoreline (pictured), and the Tavern, which has beautiful views over the bay.

Overall, a gorgeous weekend- severely lacking in photos as we spent so much time on the beach!

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