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Explore the Isle of Anglesey coastal path on this five-day self-guided walking holiday. Walks are gentle and never go over the eight-mile point, so there’s plenty of time for sightseeing and relaxation, too. Breakfasts, comfy accommodation and luggage transfer are all included in the package.
Over the narrow stretch of water called the Menai Strait lies the small Isle of Anglesey – an island once holy to the Celts and a place where the Welsh language is still flourishing. It’s a goldmine of ancient sites, beautiful coastal paths and picturesque seaside villages. And it wasn’t until 1826, when Thomas Telford built the Menai Straits Bridge, that the Isle of Anglesey had a permanent anchorage to the mainland. In comparison to Snowdonia which looms in the distance, the Isle of Anglesey is easygoing underfoot and offers an abundance of gentle coastal walks with sweeping sea views.
Anglesey may well be small, but it’s got the biggest concentration of historical sites in all of Wales – about 20 in total, including the remains of the Iron Age village ‘Din Silwy’. But the most striking has to be Beaumaris Castle. It was started in 1295 and, even though unfinished, it’s still impressive enough for UNESCO to have designated it a World Heritage Site. Anglesey has more than just manmade assets though. Take the beach at Ynys Llanddwyn for instance. This glorious curve of sand on Llanddwyn Island is dotted with rocks and marked by a stark-white lighthouse at one end. With 4 days of walking ahead of you, you’ll see much of what this little island has to offer.
You don’t need to be a long-distance hiker to enjoy this five-day walking holiday, but it’ll help if you’ve got a decent pair of walking shoes. Walks never cross the eight-mile point so even young kids could enjoy this – perhaps with the occasional piggy-back en-route. Lastly, it’s self-guided so although you’ll be picked up from your accommodation and taken back at the end of the day, you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself – so it’s great if you’d rather spend time alone or in the company of family and friends.
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