Eight Exceptional Holiday Cottages on the Isle of Anglesey

Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia

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
Anglesey Sea 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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : less than a mile – 5 mins


Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia
Halen Mon

Halen Môn – Anglesey Sea Salt

New Visitors’ Centre opens early 2015, with guided tours behind the scenes to see this world famous product being made, followed by tutored salt tasting. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : less than a mile – 5 mins


Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia
Foel Farm Park

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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : less than a mile – 5 mins


Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia
Anglesey Riding Centre

Riding School

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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 3 miles – 5-10 mins


Places to Visit on Anglesey and Snowdonia
Model Village

Model Village

Sorry, the Model Village is now closed due to owners’ retirement


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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 4 miles – 10 mins


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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 6 miles – 10 mins


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! More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 6 miles – 10 mins + walk


Malltreath Cob

Leave your car in the woodland car park, looking out for red squirrels, and take a walk or cycle across the cob enjoying spectacular views, birdlife and wild ponies.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 7 miles – 10 mins


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!

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 13 miles – 15 mins


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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 13 miles – 15 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 14 miles – 20 mins


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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 18 miles – 25 mins


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 practise, qualifying and race sessions.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 18 miles – 25 mins


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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 25 miles – 35 mins


Holyhead Breakwater Park

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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 25 miles – 35 mins


Places to Visit on Anglesey - Lynnon 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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 21 miles – 30 mins


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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 31 miles – 40 mins


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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 21 miles – 40 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 24 miles – 40 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 25 miles – 35 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 17 miles – 25 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 17 miles – 25 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 12 miles – 20 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 8 miles – 15 mins


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, whirpools and much, much more.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 8 miles – 15 mins


Marquess of Anglesey Column

Commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, and topped with the statue of the first Marquis of Anglesey. Climb up the ever narrowing spiral stairs to the best view on the island (check opening times)

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 7 miles – 10 mins


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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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 8 miles – 10 mins


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!

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 5 miles – 10 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 5 miles – 10 mins


Llangefni Market

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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 10 miles – 20 mins


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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 10 miles – 22 mins


Oriel 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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 11 miles – 20 mins


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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 8 miles – 15 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 13 miles – 25 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 18 miles – 30 mins + walk


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

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 30 miles – 40 mins


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 firts people-powered roller coaster! A fun-filled day out for all of the family.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 10 miles – 20 mins


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. More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 15 miles – 30 mins


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! More…

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 40 miles – 60 mins


Tree Top Adventure

Experience the highest Powerfan Plummet in the world, as well as Europe’s highest and first 5 seater Giant Swing.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 30 miles – 45 mins


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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 15 miles – 20 mins


Snowdonia

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.

Distance from Cerrig y Barcud : 30 miles – 20 mins (to the bottom!)

Cerrig y Barcud Holiday Cottages

Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ

01248 430056

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