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Jones on Tour - Anglesey
We thought we’d start a Jones o Gymru Tour to highlight some of the locations, activities and attractions that we love and believe you will enjoy here in Wales. This is by no means a comprehensive selection, purely a random sample, a brief snapshot, of what we like and makes us proud to be ‘o Gymru’. And whilst we’re at it, we might give you an idea where to find our Jones o Gymru products, to help make your visit that extra special!
So, here we go!
First stop on tour is Ynys Môn, the beautiful and historic Isle of Anglesey, sometimes referred to as Môn Mam Cymru, the Mother of Wales, reflecting the fact that the island’s fertile land formed the breadbasket for Wales, an appropriate link for us here at Jones o Gymru!
Our journey from the mainland starts immediately with a choice - which bridge shall we use?! The amazing Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge, or the perhaps more functional Britannia bridge? Either way, the views on the way across are something to behold, especially on the return journey as the dramatic backdrop of the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia) never fails to amaze at any time of year.
Visit the famous village with the longest name in Wales, "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”, before heading over to see three stunning beaches along the west coast, the romantic Ynys Llanddwyn, Rhosneigr (stopping by at Cowrie Rhosneigr to pick up some Jones stuff!) and Trearddur Bay. All well worth a visit for walks, with some truly memorable scenery, and fantastic water for the more adventurous amongst you!
The busy port of Holyhead is well worth a look - with the dramatic South Stack a must see. Penrhos beach is wonderful and often provides great views of the ferries as they head out towards Ireland. Pop in to Cuffed in Coffee and enjoy a drink whilst you’re in the area, together with some Jones o Gymru items of course.
Across to Cemaes Bay, Moelfre and Benllech as we get on to the eastern side of the island, with the wonderful expanse of sand at Red Wharf Bay another must visit.
Nip across now to Penmon. See the iconic image of the Trwyn Du lighthouse with Puffin Island as a backdrop just beyond and Llandudno’s Great Orme in the distance. An uninhabited island providing a home for thousands of puffins and other seabirds - boat trips available from Beaumaris
Move on for a short trip to Beaumaris, where the views across to the mainland from this beautiful village never disappoint. Visit Beaumaris Castle. This 13th-century castle is one of Wales' finest and most well-preserved fortresses.
Lots of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants here. A visit to the Janet Bell shop is highly recommended, where you’ll have a great opportunity to pick up one of her beautiful images of Anglesey and no finer place to find that lasting memory of your visit to this beautiful part of Wales. Pick up some Jones o Gymru snacks on your way round, courtesy of our friends at Waitrose Menai Bridge! And if ice cream is your thing then the Red Boat ice cream parlour is a must!
Walk along the Anglesey Coastal Path. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 130-mile trail wraps around the entire island and covers 95% of the coastline and offers breathtaking views of the coastline and surrounding scenery.
From sailing through to Scuba Diving, there are plenty of water based activities on Anglesey. The coastal waters surrounding the island are perfect for kayaking and canoeing.
Anglesey is pretty flat, so ideal for cycling around the island.
For the golfer, there’s plenty of choice for you here, and an ideal location to sample some excellent courses within a relatively short distance, such as Anglesey Golf Club, Holyhead Golf Club, Bull Bay, Henllys Hall Golf.
For families, visits to Foel Farm and Pili Palas are always popular destinations on the island. The Anglesey Transport museum is another great place to visit and you’ll find our Jones o Gymru produce in the cafe.
Enjoy the local food scene
Anglesey is known for its fresh seafood and local produce, so there are, inevitably, some wonderful places to sit down, relax and enjoy the best the island has to offer at popular places such as Dylans Menai Bridge, the Bull’s Head Beaumaris, Sandy Mount House, Rhosneigr and Oyster Catcher, also at Rhosneigr.
Places to stay
With so much to see and do on this wonderful island, why not make a week[end] out of your trip! Located just three miles from the charming little coastal village of Rhosneigr is Anglesey Yurt Holidays - offering you a warm welcome to luxury camping (glamping) at its best!
Conveniently located on the edge of the Isle of Anglesey's beautiful eastern beaches is Porthllongdy Farm - staying in one of their luxury holiday cottage or static caravan makes the perfect retreat!
A welcome hamper featuring the best of Welsh produce will also be provided to kick start your stay in the perfect way!
We hope you enjoyed our Jones on Tour of Anglesey and don’t forget to enjoy that view back over the Menai Straits!