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Local attractions and Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia. Distance and time from Cerrig y Barcud Cottages is approximate.
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Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia
zoo Anglesey Sea Zoo

Visit the No Bone Zone, Seven Sisters Shipwreck, Lobster Hatchery, the Seahorse Nursery, the Shark Pools and more. Special Entry Price for Cerrig y Barcud Guests.

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salt Halen Môn - Anglesey Sea Salt

New Visitors' Centre now open with guided tours behind the scenes to see this world famous product being made, followed by tutored salt tasting.

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foel Foel Farm Park

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm. Tractor and trailer and quad bike and mini-trailer rides, pony rides, chances to feed and meet the farm animals. Watch the chocolatier make delicious chocolates in the Chocolate Workshop.

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ride Anglesey Riding Centre

Catering for all abilities, with 5 miles of private bridleways, and an indoor school to give you a fantastic, safe introduction to riding, and plenty for more experienced riders too.

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model Model Village

The Model Village is now open again - now with a café - check for opening hours on their site!

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motor Tacla Taid (Motor Museum)

Over 100 gleaming classic cars and vehicles from the 1920s onwards, all set in a replica of a 1940s cobbled village street.

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beach Newborough Beach

Miles of golden sand, framed to the left by the majestic mountains of Snowdonia and to the right, an enchanting island, home of St Dwynwen, the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers.

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island Llanddwyn Island

The walk to Llanddwyn Island will take about 30-45 minutes at a gentle walking pace, and it is well worth the walk, but watch out for the tides!

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cob Malltraeth Cob & Llyn Parc Mawr

Enjoy a walk across the cob, through the forest or around Llyn Parc Mawr for the best chance of seeing red squirrels as well as other wildlife.

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church St Cwyfan Church, Aberffraw

Check your tide time table, and then take a stroll out to the church in the sea, taking care not to get cut off! Limited parking at the end of a winding lane, but it's worth the effort!

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circuit Anglesey Circuit (Trac Môn)

A terrific little racing circuit in glorious surroundings. Anglesey Circuit boasts a busy calendar of events during the summer months, or take part in one of numerous track days

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rhosneigr Rhosneigr

Rhosneigr has wide sweeping beaches, popular with surfers, including kite surfing and wind surfing, and rock pools for the children. A lovely village offers cafes and shops.

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valley RAF Valley

Home to an RAF fleet of Hawk training jets, RAF Valley can provide a daily free airshow, Monday to Friday, in good clement weather. Get quite close to the action at either end of the runway

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carts Cartio Môn

Fun for the whole family with toddler and junior karts to suit all age ranges. Grand Prix events can be arranged for groups which feature practice, qualifying and race sessions.

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lighthouse South Stack

Climb down the numerous steps to the perilous bridge to the island itself, but remember you'll have to climb back up! Visit Ellin's Tower to see the many birds who live on the nearby cliffs

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breakwater Holyhead Breakwater Park

Breakwater Park offers lots of information on how Holyhead Breakwater was constructed, with rock needed was hewn from Holyhead mountain itself.

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mill Llynnon Mill

Llynnon Mill is the only working windmill in Wales, and nearby are two Iron Age style roundhouses built from timber with wattle and daub walls and a thatched roof.

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bay Cemaes Bay

A lovely, busy little harbour, a few pubs and a restaurant. Ample parking next to a sheltered beach suitable for bathing and fun. A short walk brings you to Llanbadrig Church

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mountian Parys Mountain

The site of an old copper mine with hundreds of years of history. Unusual rock colours, and stunning geology; you'll feel as if you're walking on another planet

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port Amlwch Port

Copper ore mined from Parys Mountain was shipped around the world from Amlwch Port, and site of GeoMôn, an organisation promoting Anglesey's geological heritage.

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lighthouse Llaneilian Lighthouse

Llaneilian has a quiet secluded beach and a pleasant coastal stroll around to Point Lynas Lighthouse on a rocky headland dating to the 1700s, now a private residence.

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rnli RNLI Seawatch Centre

A short walk from the centre of Moelfre. Clamber upon an old lifeboat, and enjoy exhibits and models. Outside is a marvelous sculpture of Dick Evans - famous local lifeboat coxswain.

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isalnd Puffin Island

Once inhabited by a solitary monk, and now the domain of the puffin and many other sea birds. Day sailing trips are available from nearby Beaumaris.

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castle Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris boasts many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, a pier, and a beautiful prom as well as old Castle itself. Climb the ramparts and explore the inner walls and rooms of one of Edward's castles.

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butterfly Pili Palas

Enter a steamy environment full of lush vegetation and waterfalls with LIVE butterflies flying all around you. Follow that with the birdhouse, snakes and lizards, the bug zone and much more including the Meerkats.

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rib Ribride - Menai Bridge

Choose your trip and let their skippers be your fast and fun guides to the islands, bridges, castles, shipwrecks, stately homes, statues, whirlpools and much, much more.

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column Marquess of Anglesey Column

Commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, and topped with the statue of the first Marquis of Anglesey.

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lpg Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn-drobwllllantysiliogogogoch

No visit to Anglesey is complete without calling into the village with the long name! Take a picture, and then browse James Pringle Weaver outlet shop.

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house Plas Newydd

Home of the Marquis of Anglesey - an enchanting mansion and gardens famous for Whistler's exquisite mural. Enjoy woodland walks, beautiful trees and shrubs, children's play area and a Frisbee golf course!

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tomb Bryn Celli Ddu

A prehistoric burial chamber, one of the finest passage tombs in Wales. Includes a mysterious pillar within the burial chamber, the reproduction of the 'Pattern Stone', carved with sinuous serpentine designs.

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market Llangefni Market

Once an extremely important part of Anglesey's agricultural history, as the central market for livestock on the island. Llangefni still has a market each Thursday and Saturday.

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dingles The Dingles (Nant y Pandy)

A wooded valley rich in wildlife and history, just yards from Llangefni High Street. A wooden boardwalk winds along the River Cefni.

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oriel Oriel Ynys Môn

A two-part Museum and arts centre. Oriel Kyffin Williams has a changing programme of exhibitions of the artist's work. The History Gallery gives an introduction to the island’s past.

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bridge Menai Suspension Bridge

Telford's Menai bridge is something to behold, especially if you get down to the shore level and look up at it. Walk along the Belgian Prom to St Tysilio's Church.

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castle Penrhyn Castle

Enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle crammed with fascinating items. Restored kitchens, schoolrooms, and an industrial railway museum and a model railway museum.

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falls Aber Falls

One of the most majestic sights of the Welsh mountains. To reach the falls involves a walk of around a mile up a gently ascending pat with stunning views of the valley.

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zoo Welsh Mountain Zoo

Delightful zoo set high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Penguin Parade, Chimp Encounter, Bear Falls, Condor Haven plus much more

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park Greenwood Forest Park

Family activity centre with no end of rides, tunnels, mazes and trails for kids, plus magic shows, crafts and the world's first people-powered roller coaster! A fun-filled day out for all of the family.

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zipwire Zip World Velocity

In the last year or so, North Wales has become the world's Zip Line capital. Zip World Velocity just half an hour from Cerrig y Barcud Cottages.

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caves Bounce Below & Zip World Titan

Zip World Titan near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is also home to Bounce Below, a unique subterranean experience!

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forest Zip World Fforest

Journey through the trees on a Zip Safari, bounce on Treetop nets, and much more…

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castle Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle's pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales's castles.

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park Snowdonia National Park

Whether you walk up Snowdon or take the train, on a fine day you will experience a fantastic view from the top, over the mountain range and across the sea to Anglesey.

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Cerrig y Barcud Holiday Cottages
Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ
01248 430056