Destination guide

Experience Wales with Isle of Anglesey holiday lets

From rugged seascapes and windswept lighthouses to Gothic mansions and prehistoric ruins, Isle of Anglesey wraps up everything that's great about Wales into a dot in the Irish Sea measuring 276 square miles. Beaumaris, a charismatic Georgian town on the eastern tip of the island, is a natural base for exploring Anglesey. It lures visitors with a picturesque waterfront location, stunning mountain views and an eclectic mix of chic cafes, galleries and boutiques. With plenty of space for the whole crew, Isle of Anglesey holiday lets provide the perfect setting for island escapes. All you need to add is good company.

History

Discover medieval history with Anglesey holiday rentals

Beaumaris Castle can trace its roots back to 1295, and offers a glimpse of the reign of Edward I. It resembles a life-size sandcastle, flanked by stone turrets and encircled by a glassy moat dotted with white swans. To the south-west, Plas Newydd beckons, with rhododendron-filled gardens and a magnificent Gothic mansion packed with gleaming antiques and historic portraits. Want to stay in a living slice of history? From heritage-listed houses to half-timbered cottages, Beaumaris holiday rentals are brimming with Welsh charm.

Things to do

Top Anglesey attractions near your holiday cottage

Isle of Anglesey boasts some of Britain's most spectacular seascapes, with virtually the entire coastline recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Serious birders head to South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, a rugged section of the coast that serves as a haven for guillemots, razorbills and peregrine falcons, not to mention dozens of adorable puffins. Whether you're travelling with little ones or simply love marine life, the colourful critters and daily shark feedings at Anglesey Sea Zoo are guaranteed to delight.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Isle of Anglesey

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Isle of Anglesey a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bull Bay Golf Club (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Rhyd Ddu Path (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Pyg Track (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Miner's Track (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Watkin Path (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
  • Llandudno ski slope (21.9 mi / 35.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Isle of Anglesey

Isle of Anglesey is famous for its beautiful ocean views and pristine countryside. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Isle of Anglesey is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lligwy Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Red Wharf Bay (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Rhosneigr Beach (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Llanfairfechan Beach (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Mount Snowdon (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Great Orme (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Isle of Anglesey

If you prefer to travel by train, Bodorgan Station, Ty Croes Station and Rhosneigr Station are the main stations in the city.

How to get around

Navigating Isle of Anglesey from your private holiday home

Rental cars are an appealing option for most visitors, as they offer the freedom to explore Isle of Anglesey at your own pace. You can also get from A to B using the island's local network of buses. Cycling is another great way to soak up the scenery. Alternatively, go off-the-grid and escape to a secluded holiday cottage in the Anglesey countryside. Anglesey is well-serviced by trains on the North Wales Coast Line, with regular services from Holyhead to London, as well as to cities like Chester, Shrewsbury and Bangor.

Food & drink 

Culinary tours of Isle of Anglesey

Over the last decade, Anglesey has poured its heart and soul into pioneering a flourishing food scene. Today, you'll find top-notch eateries dotted across the island, from lavish fine-dining restaurants in Menai Bridge to farm-to-table bistros in Beaumaris. There's a big focus on sustainable seafood, so save your appetite for local specialities like roasted lobster, mussel linguini, grilled sea bass and freshly shucked oysters. For the ultimate Isle of Anglesey experience, stock up on seafood from a local market and enjoy a sun-drenched BBQ in the garden of your Isle of Anglesey holiday cottage.

Essential info

Essential info for your Isle of Anglesey holiday let stay

  • Pack layers, as Isle of Anglesey can get chilly, even in the height of summer
  • Anglesey offers a unique chance to discover Britain's rich Welsh culture, so don't leave without pencilling in visits to cultural gems, like the Oriel Ynys Mon museum and arts centre
  • Swap cramped hotel rooms for spacious waterfront holiday cottages that showcase Anglesey's magnificent coastline

Where to stay around Isle of Anglesey?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,673 holiday lettings near Isle of Anglesey. From 1,023 Cottages to 10 Caravans, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Isle of Anglesey is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Isle of Anglesey?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Isle of Anglesey. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Anglesey (VLY): 1,429 holiday homes
  • Rhosneigr: 571 holiday homes
  • Trearddur Bay: 457 holiday homes
  • Holyhead: 1,099 holiday homes
  • Benllech: 617 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Isle of Anglesey! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Isle of Anglesey?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Isle of Anglesey with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Rhosneigr: 571 holiday lettings
  • Trearddur Bay: 457 holiday lettings
  • Holyhead: 1,099 holiday lettings
  • Benllech: 617 holiday lettings
  • Menai Bridge: 891 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Isle of Anglesey?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Isle of Anglesey. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rhosneigr Station: 1,500 holiday rentals
  • Bull Bay Golf Club: 1,211 holiday rentals
  • South Stack Lighthouse: 767 holiday rentals
  • Bodorgan Station: 1,654 holiday rentals
  • Holyhead Harbour: 970 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Isle of Anglesey listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.