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Located in the northernmost part of Wales, the Isle of Anglesey is best known for the unpronounceable name of its cities.

Yes yes!! you can take the train to the station of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

After spending hours trying to pronounce this name, if you have the time and the energy, you can visit the island by car and walk along its coast classified as “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ‘’.

 

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Why go there?

-For the beauty of the landscape. On one side of the island rises Mount Snowdon with the Irish Sea at its foot.

-For hikes with breathtaking views.

-To observe the fauna and flora.

 

What to do ?

If you are a little crazy like us, you can go for a hike around Mount Twr. We did this on a windy and cold day of November. For this, park your car at the country park of Holyhead (GPS address: Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead, LL65 1YG). Parking around £5 for the day. The walk is circular, beginning anti-clockwise and lasting about 4 hours (for the small circuit). The path is well marked. For more information and a detailed map have a look here.

If you want a beautiful view on Mount Snowdon, make a stop at Plas Newydd.

 

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Where to eat?

The Marram Grass Cafe, Newborough

This restaurant was recommended to us by our Airbnb Host Margaret. It is now our turn now to recommend it. What to say? The excellent food for a correct price and the friendliness of the waiters exceed all expectations.

The only advice we can give is go and test it. Don’t forget to book in advance because obviously like any good restaurant is always packed, even off-season.

 

Where to sleep?

On this trip we used Airbnb and found a fabulous host. Margaret prepared us scrumptious cakes for breakfast and after our walks. It was one double room with a private bathroom. If you are interested, contact me for the address.

This destination is quite popular especially during the school holidays so book a hotel / B & B in advance.

 

We recommend renting a car to visit this part of the UK.

 

For more pictures of this trip, see my Facebook page !!!

 

Did you go to Anglesey or Wales?

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