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Explore the local area
the largest island in England and Wales, is a real treasure island.
You will find long sandy beaches, little rocky coves, dramatic cliff
top footpaths, favourite fishing spots, bird
watching, great sailing and windsurfing and a host of delicious local
produce all within easy reach of The Outbuildings.
to the mainland by two monumental bridges, the island is known as
"Mon Mam Cymru" (Anglesey Mother of Wales) because of its
fertile land which provided much of the grain for Wales.
With a range of different habitats, the island is teeming with birds, plants and other wildlife. At the two RSPB reserves on the island, visitors can watch, amongst others, puffins and choughs at the South Stack Cliffs or grebes and goldeneyes at the Valley Wetlands. The Anglesey red squirrel population is now the largest in Wales, and the island is home to a variety of orchids - best seen in late Spring on the dunes in Newborough Forest.
The island has a greater concentration of prehistoric sites than anywhere else in Wales, including Druid burial chambers, hut circles and standing stones (you will see the Bodowyr Standing Stones as you come down the drive to The Outbuildings) and there are interesting towns and villages to visit where the history of the island can be uncovered.
Highlights include the lovely Georgian town of Beaumaris, where you can visit the castle and the old gaol, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path helping walkers to explore the Island's hidden coves and sandy beaches, and Oriel Mon where you can learn about the history of the Island and view an ever-changing programme of art exhibitions.
For those looking for a more action-packed stay, The Outbuildings is located on the National Cycle Route 8 (Holyhead to Cardiff), or for the slightly less energetic there are many good circular cycle routes, of differing lengths available from the door! Anglesey's coastline offers the 125-mile long Anglesey Coastal Footpath and a host of watersports from coasteering to wild swimming.
Everybody who visits Anglesey has a favourite beach, a well loved walk or some special corner that calls them back, and once you have been you will long to return!