Friday, 9 December 2011

Self Catering Cottages Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey is a popular tourist location in Wales attracting over two million visitors each year. The island is situation off the west coast of North Wales, close to the Snowdonia mountain range. Anglesey is separated from the mainland by the Menai Straight; but it is connected by two bridges, the Menai Bridge and the Britannia Bridge.

North Wales is full of history, and Anglesey is no expectation. There are many ancient ruins and medieval castles.

The island has many villages and towns, evenly spread out, including Holyhead, Llangefni, Llannerchymedd, Amlwch and Beaumaris. Holyhead is only a couple of miles away from the coasts of Ireland, and ferries leave from the town. Anglesey also featured the village with the longest place name in Britain; Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is abbreviated to Llanfairpwll or Lanfair PG by locals.

The entire rural coastline of Anglesey has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which has many beaches, on the east coast mostly between Amlwch and Beaumaris and on the west coast mostly between Ynys Llanddwyn and Rhosneigr. Rhosneigr is a popular spot for water sports such as wind surfing.

The north of Anglesey has more cliffs, but includes many small bays. The well known Anglesey Coastal Path stretches 124 miles (200km) around the island, with tourism being the biggest economic industry on the island.

There are many places to stay in Anglesey including Lake House Holidays self catering cottages Anglesey, bed and breakfast, hotels and numerous holiday parks. The island makes an ideal location for a peaceful holiday. There are lots of interesting places to visits, including the Anglesey Sea Zoo, which is a local tourist attraction providing an insight at the local marine wildlife. Lobsters, Conger eels, fish and crustaceans are caught around the island and place in display reconstructions of their natural habitat.

Agriculture is also popular on the island, with many different produces being developed, like cheese, wine and even chocolate.

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