My great British road trip has brought me to North Wales. One of the highlights of my time here is spending 2 Days in Anglesey. I’ve been intrigued by this glittering isle in the Irish Sea since Prince William and Kate lived here during his time as a Search and Rescue pilot, and I can’t wait to experience its wild beauty firsthand.
2 Days in Anglesey
My boyfriend and I drive our camper van from Snowdonia National Park to Anglesey in the middle of our 5-day road trip in North Wales. As we cross the Menai Strait, we look to our right to see the famous Menai Suspension Bridge.
Completed in 1826, it’s not only the world’s first iron suspension bridge but also a lovely sight to behold. It welcomes us to the island and sets the tone for our time here.
Things to Do in Anglesey
As does the area around it. We start our 2 days in Anglesey with a visit to Plas Newydd, a country house on the Menai Strait.
The traditional home of the Marquess of Anglesey, the house has classic interiors and a stunning mural by artist Rex Whistler. Add to that beautiful gardens, red squirrels (we spotted one!), and views across the water, and we’re smitten.
From Plas Newydd we drive south along the coast to Newborough Warren. We find a beach there that leads to Llanddwyn Island, a tidal isle that can be reached on foot when the water recedes.
Walking along the beach, we let the wind play in our hair as we watch the waves froth in the sea. It’s everything I hoped to experience in Anglesey.
Leaving the beach, we continue our 2 days in Anglesey by driving clockwise along the coast until we reach Holy Island. Off the west coast of Anglesey, it takes remoteness to the next level.
We cruise through Holyhead, a town with a pretty seafront where ferries leave for Dublin, then head to the South Stack Lighthouse. Standing strong in a churning sea, the beacon is a majestic sight.
From there we drive south for more views of the lighthouse through fields of heather and gorse, then head back to the main road to complete our journey.
There’s still a lot of Anglesey we haven’t seen, though. The north coast and castle at Beaumaris are just two of the places we don’t have time to visit, but they give us a reason to return someday. If they’re anywhere near as beautiful as the rest of Anglesey, I’ll be glad when we do.
How about you? What would you do with 2 days in Anglesey?