- Nearest national cycle network
- The Anglesey AONB covers 221sq kms, approximately one third of the island
- There are several nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest on the Island
- The island has historically been a stronghold of the Welsh language and still remains the dominant language in certain areas of the island
- The Anglesey Coastal Path, which follows the entire coastline of the island, is 200km long
- Anglesey was known as Mam Cymru ('Mother of Wales') during the middle ages because of its fertile fields and productivity
- Anglesey also has the village with the longest place name in Britain: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
- Anglesey is home to Wales' only working windmill, Melin Llynnon, which produces organic stoneground wholemeal flour
The Isle of Anglesey AONB is one of the most varied and diverse landscape in Wales. Located on the North West coast of Wales it is part of the largest island in Wales. Being mostly a coastal designation it covers three quarters of the coastline of Anglesey and takes in most of the All Wales Coastal path on Anglesey. We work closely with our partners to ensure that its rugged coastline, sweeping hillsides, patchwork fields, islands teeming with fascinating wildlife and an unrivalled wealth of Welsh culture and history remain an intrinsic part of the Landscape.
Wherever you travel on Anglesey, you'll come across places to stay, restaurants and activity providers that are keen to help you any way they can to make the most of your time here, whether that's by providing the freshest local breakfast or suggesting a really great wildlife watching opportunity. ThisGreentraveller Guide's to the Anglesey AONB will help you make the most of your holiday to the Anglesey AONB so that you can experience some of the most peaceful and remote walking, kayaking and other water-based activities in the country.
Explore South Stack and Holy Island, which offers many opportunities to experience our wildlife, culture and history; spend your time wandering the golden sands of Anglesey’s many beautiful beaches; or simply indulge in some of the freshest local produce you're likely to find for miles around. The memories of your stay on Anglesey will stay with you until your return.
Efan Milner, Project Officer for the Isle of Anglesey AONB
Adventures in Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Antur yn Ardal o Harddwch Naturiol Eithriadol Ynys Môn
Travel to and around Anglesey AONB
Virgin Trains operate direct services to Bangor from most major destinations in the UK, including London (shortest journey time 3 hrs 20 mins), Birmingham (2 hrs 30), and Manchester (2 hrs 10); it's a half hour train journey to Holyhead from Bangor. From London Euston, services run every half an hour (including indirect services where you need to change at Crewe and Chester). Direct services operate once an hour.
It's also possible to reach Anglesey on the coach. National Express runs services between all major UK destinations, such as London, Birmingham and Edinburgh (2 changes).
The Arriva Trains train service from Bangor to Holyhead stops at about half a dozen points, allowing you to connect with bus services to the rest of the island.
Bus travel on Anglesey is easy thanks to the flexible Red Rover ticket, available at most major bus stations, giving visitors inlimited travel on all bus routes 1-99 on the island. At &6.80 for adults and £3.40 children, this is great value for money. Please see here for further information on bus services in Anglesey.
For visitors relying on two feet to get around, the Wales Coast Path follows hugs the whole of the island.
Anglesey AONB, Wales
Map supplied by the Isle of Anglesey AONB Carousel photos: Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse, photo: Malcolm Davies; Halen Môn; Te Bach Tearooms; Sand dunes, photo: Ray Wood; South Stack Lighthouse and Newborough beach, photos: Garry Smith.
This online guide to Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was funded by Welsh Government.