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Ynys Mn

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I have an island full of pleasant memories of Anglesey. What I miss most are the skies, always on the move, and the sweeping winds. Is there a more beautiful place in the world than Llanddwyn Island?
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead

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Keith & Kathryn Selfe - Preserving Anglesey Glyn Davies - Photo Artist, Menai Bridge Brian & Fiona Thomas - MooBaaOinc David Jenkins - Copper Mountain, Amlwch David Edwards - Ebb and Flow Gerwyn Morgan - Plas Rhianfa Alison Lea-Wilson - Halen Mn Margaret Wood - Anglesey Rocks and Geo Mn Kathy James & Ken Croft - Nature Bites Kristoffer Hughes - Pagan Druid Map of Anglesey Anglesey Activities
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Carreglefn Nursery

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Keith & kathryn Selfe

Keith & Kathryn Selfe Preserving Anglesey


Anglesey is described as the Mother of Wales, Mn Mam Cymru in Welsh. It has always been a rich and diversified agricultural area providing, in days gone by, a vast array of staple crops to the more rugged areas of North Wales. Just take a look at the ancient grain and flour mills dotted around the countryside and it will give you an indication of the islands productivity. But when Keith and Kathryn Selfe moved to Anglesey with their family they had diversification and productivity ideas of their own as to what this island could produce. They established Carreglefn Nursery. Kathryn is a qualified chef, and Keith, having been a policeman for thirty years, including protection duty of the Queen Mother, had always been a very keen gardener with green fingers. Our part of Anglesey, Carreglefn, near Amlwch, has a balmy, Gulf Stream climate. It also has great seaweed with nutrients, and salt is always in the air, says Keith. Things grow here when they shouldnt. It is quite incredible. Even more incredible was their decision to invest what they had in growing tropical plants and produce - kiwi fruit, oranges, spices and bananas in unheated sheltered poly tunnels, dominating a garden already well populated with ducks, birds, fish, dogs and a gargantuan pig. Talk about the Good Life! Then came the inspired decision. Kathryn began making jams and preservatives, using Keiths palate as quality control! He wasnt too keen on the sweet stuff but when Kathryn turned to producing literally, breathtaking chutneys, Keith was in his element. So too were judges at prestige True Taste Awards, with a Two Gold Star Awards for her Kiwi Jam, and a one star award for Keiths favourite the aptly named Lucifer Chilli Chutney. To give you some idea of how competitive these Guild of Fine Foods events are, it took 350 experts 34 days to blind taste 7,481 products from 1600 companies and Lucifer beat them all. And the awards from True Taste of Wales and Angleseys Tourism ceremonies have kept coming. Anglesey has certainly inspired us, says Keith. Our children are Welsh speaking, it is a fantastic, safe place to be, and the nursery is ripe for expansion. Already on the wish list is converting the garage into a commercial kitchen, marketing their produce to local hotels, and hopefully a supermarket chain. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

Afon Braint Dwyran

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Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies Photo Artist, Menai Bridge


Prime Minister David Camerons wedding gift to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were two books of Anglesey landscape photographs taken and published by Menai Bridge photo artist Glyn Davies. It was an inspired choice, since the royal couple were already the islands most high profile residents. Glyn couldnt believe it at first, thinking that the wedding gift request was for someone working at Number10. The irony is that Prince William, as a Sea King helicopter pilot flying in and out of RAF Valley, would have an entirely different perspective of the Anglesey coastal terrain, than seen by Glyn Davies through his camera lenses. The west coast of Anglesey offers me everything as a photographer, because no day is the same, says Glyn. It is constantly changed by light, sea, wind, weather and cloud formations. I will always look or go searching for somewhere which matches my mood on a particular day, and since Anglesey does present such a variation of landscapes in a relatively small area, I am rarely disappointed. You can look at Bangor and the mountains of Snowdonia, and they could be obscured by black and grey rain clouds, but somewhere on Anglesey there will be a different light and climate. The contrast and variation in landscape and weather is extraordinary and appealing. Depending on how I feel, I know where to roam. He prefers the western side of Anglesey where the coast faces the Atlantic weather storm fronts, providing turbulent clashes between land and sea, and the resulting wind sculptured sand dunes and patterns, bluffs, estuaries and changing light patterns. The unpredictable fusions of land and sea are characteristic of his work. Glyn, raised in Cornwall, is however protective about the whole of Anglesey, and as a keen conservationist has locked horns with those who dare seek to change the islands landscapes. He shares his visual experiences in print as well. His web site hosts a multitude of images, accompanied by a detailed blog, capturing in words his experiences, the moments, and the sense of excitement in producing powerful images of Angleseys daily changing Landscape. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

MooBaaOinc

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MooBaaOinc

Brian & Fiona Thomas MooBaaOinc


Just in case you are wondering. The Moo represents beef, the Baa is lamb and you decide what the Oinc means. Collectively, they represent the home grown produce available in a recently opened farm produce shop, caf and restaurant in Beaumaris. The shop was the brainchild of farmer Brian Thomas and his wife Fiona. Brian has done his time on farmers' protest lines against Irish beef imports, the low prices paid by supermarkets and meaner milk prices. He endured the Foot and Mouth crisis in 2001, but he is a passionate man, and a champion of Welsh Black cattle, which he breeds with Welsh Lamb at his two Llannerch-y-Medd farms. The specialist butchers on the island gradually closed down against supermarket competition, says Brian. That led to Farmers' Markets all over the island, but they were one day affairs and didnt really work or pay the way. Farm Shops came along, with permanent premises, so that at least you stood a chance of competing with the big stores. And, as I am a proud and defiant Anglesey man, if I could draw customers away from the big boys with better produce, then I was happy very happy. So MooBaaOinc, a butchery and local produce shop, was born in a Beaumaris shop premises that housed an Indian Restaurant, once raided by the police looking for illegal immigrants allegedly housed underneath the restaurant floor. We did find massive underground holes under the floor when we first came here. It was quite a shock, and so our project was a mighty construction challenge, admits Brian. There were unused, unsafe lofts above the caf, but in Brian's imagination it was the ideal space for a restaurant . Another, even larger reconstruction challenge but Brian is nothing if not defiant. All he needed now, was someone to cook! A young backpacker was looking to return home to Anglesey with his young family. And as a now celebrated Michelin champion, and a Gordon Ramsey scholarship winning chef, Aled Williams, formerly of everywhere - Sydney, New York, Ynyshir Hall Machynlleth - was inspired by the Brian and Fiona dream of not only bringing the Farm to Town in the shop, but their ambition of bringing Farm to Fork in a restaurant. There was room enough upstairs to house the ambition and that was the birth of the Cennin (Welsh for leek) restaurant. Aled had been a long standing admirer of local produce. This was his inspiration, and the obvious benefits of helping local producers, and returning to his home patch. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

Parys Mountain, Amlwch Mynydd Parys, Amlwch

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David Jenkins

David Jenkins Copper Kingdom, Amlwch


David Jenkins is very much a mining archaeology enthusiast, and there is nothing more he likes to do but travel from his Snowdonia home and spend hours in the shafts and tunnels of Amlwchs Parys mountain. This is not born of inspiration, it is a passionate dedication for him, and fellow members of the Parys Underground Group. There is also nothing more he would like better than to invite you to share his zeal by visiting the mountain heritage trail and also the Copper Kingdom mining and maritime centres on the Porth Amlwch quayside. The exhibition includes a state of the art touchscreen - kids will love it! With some justification, they claim, that here, in the sleepy postcard sea resort of Amlwch, a major contribution was made to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. "Not only that, says David, we are looking at a heritage of 4,000 years of mining, 20km of passageways and 120 shafts and it serves as a great introduction to our industrial heritage. Amlwch town was a major conurbation before Cardiff/Swansea, Amlwch port was an important busy sea port on the North Wales coast. Copper mining on Anglesey dates back to the Bronze Age, but efforts to find and then mine copper in the 18th century were hampered by floods and extremely challenging working conditions. Max Boyces colliery steel, pick and shovel had not yet been invented. By strategically and systematically digging a pattern of exploratory new shafts, one Rowland Pugh, a miner, discovered copper ore for the owner, Sir Nicholas Bayley.. He was rewarded with a bottle of whisky and a rent-free cottage for a year. That was the shrewdest investment in Anglesey history. There are maps of the tunnels and workings, shafts and vents, which make the London Underground a simplistic navigational experience. But the relatively crude methods of extraction workings did have an impact. It is now a savaged lunar landscape, a colossal, but exceptionally colourful monument to an age gone by. It is already a favoured filming location. The unique devastated landscape has attracted the producers of Dr Who, Mortal Kombat as well as many documentaries. But does it have future beyond historical and industrial fascination? With contemporary world copper prices rocketing there may well be a future for mining copper and zinc at Parys Mountain. . He smiles.This is just part of the copper magic of Parys Mountain at Amlwch. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

Menai Strait Afon Menai

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David Edwards

David Edwards Ebb and Flow


David Edwards is a successful novelist, sacrificing a personal millionaire fortune and leaving his family to becoming one. After leaving Cheshire, he found Anglesey, and now lives in a caravan on the luxury chalet park of Plas Coch, rubbing shoulders with Premiership footballers, rugby league players and Cheshire weekend retreaters. All his possessions fit into his car, not that he cares for material matters these days. He is content with a new family, and is building or converting a new home at Brynsiencyn, overlooking the Menai Strait. A congenial and thoughtful conversationalist, he brims with excitement when talking about Anglesey. To say that he has embraced the island would be an understatement. He has totally immersed himself in local historical date and events for his novel Ebb and Flow. He finds it inspiring to be living close to the Strait and the site where the Romans invaded Anglesey and slaughtered the defending Druids. His first novel, written under his pseudonym Jack George Edmonson, was a best seller. The Sun Sharer was explicit in its examination and questioning of marriage, affairs, and material superficiality. Ebb and Flow is also based on relationships, or rather the bitter rivalries between the wealthy English land owning barons of Anglesey in the eighteenth century and their harsh and dismissive treatment of the islands people. It is a tale of corruption, cruelty, murder, feudal exploitation and suffering, leaving the reader is no doubt that David Edwards has adopted Anglesey as his own. I find the tranquillity of Anglesey so appealing. People here have time for each other and that seems to be ingrained in the culture. Theres the lack of cars as well, and always something to discover. It is a different place, almost a foreign place. A two hour drive from the big English cities, and you find yourself in a different country not county. It is a joy to be here. And of course there is the Welsh Language. Visiting English friends are puzzled or unsettled by it, but I tell them the reason people are speaking in Welsh, is because they are Welsh! So it comes and no surprise to hear that David Edwards is learning the language. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

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Plas Rhianfa

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Gerwyn Morgan

Gerwyn Morgan Plas Rhianfa


Gerwyn Morgan commutes to his place of work on Anglesey from his Swansea home. He is a relative newcomer to the island and is in charge of Plas Rhianfa, Angleseys newest hotel. Plas Rhianfa, on the Beaumaris road, has majestic views of the Menai Strait with a quayside of its own, a helicopter pad, four acres of gardens, but has also regained a majesty of its own. It was built for Sir John Hay Williams in 1849, and modelled on the Renaissance chateau of Chenonceau in the Loire Valley. He and his wife spent ten years gradually creating a palace, with no expense spared. It then entered a chequered period as a block of apartments and flats, until Beamaris architect Peter Bailey and his partner Vivienne Serene took on the challenge of restoring it to its former glory. Unfortunately ill- health interrupted the mission, and Plas Rhianfa was up for sale once again. Enter Mike Claire, the founder of retail furniture giant Dreams. Having sold his company he began a crusade with a new company Clarenco, of buying iconic and unique country properties, and turning them into prestige hotels. It wasnt long before Plas Rhianfa came on the radar, and the transformation and refurbishment, completed in just ten months by local trades companies, is bewildering. Little wonder that Gerwyn Morgan beams with pride as he roams through the 16 bedroom palatial main building. It has been an achievement, says Gerwyn, "and it will help make people aware of what Anglesey has to offer in addition to the immense beauty, which is staggering. The core business at Plas Rhianfa will be exclusive use for weddings, anniversaries, and corporate events. His wife manages another Clarenco property at Plas Cil-y-Bebyll in Pontardawe near Swansea. We are apart for most of the week, and that gives me a little time to wander around the island. It is deceptively big, and some of the natural amenities would compare favourably with anywhere in the world. "Mind you I have had some peculiar moments. I am not sure what people expect of Anglesey. I was asked by one couple if Anglesey had any supermarkets. Yes, I told them, and we have Gas and Electricity as well! Would he move here? Never say never, comes the reply, "but Anglesey is definitely growing on me, and though Plas Rhianfa is where I work, it does not feel anything like a work-place. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

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Anglesey Sea Salt Halen Mn

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David Lea-Wilson

Alison Lea-Wilson Halen Mn


I met David, my husband, when we were students at Bangor University.We decided to live on Anglesey because, quite simply, we loved the area and, it has to be said, was slightly more affordable than the mainland. Student days have not changed, and we were always short of money. So we started trading as shellfish fish and game wholesalers from our unrefrigerated Morris 1000 van, growing and taking oysters and winkles to Blackpool and bringing wet fish back. There were some pretty hairy moments, especially if the van broke down. All our marketing was done from a 'phone box down the road. It did seem that all the people we met in our part of Anglesey were sea inspired, and that probably fashioned our lives. A large building at Brynsiencyn came on the market, and though I tried to hide my pregnancy, a friendly bank manager did grant us a loan to buy the property. We didnt have the foggiest idea what to do with it. So for a while it became an art, local crafts and pottery gallery. But we did have an aquarium outside and we began lobster farming, which attracted interest. We bought some more tanks, which eventually developed into the Anglesey Sea Zoo. We hadnt planned anything like that, we just fell into it. It was successful and we developed it over the years, but summer income was only just enough to cover our winter and considerable training costs, and there were other problems too. People kept pinching our ideas, and whereas there was only one other Sea Zoo in the UK when we started, there were 30 by the time we finished. We knew had to find something else in order to survive. The answer was all around us. We boiled a saucepan of Anglesey sea water on the Aga, and salt crystals began to appear. It was a defining moment. David then won a Winston Churchill Memorial Scholarship, allowing him to travel and study salt making in Japan, New Zealand and French Polynesia. On his return Halen Mn Anglesey Sea Salt - with David at the helm, was born. Five years ago, we decided that we could no longer sustain the Zoo and the Salt business. We decided to sell the Zoo, which was a huge emotional wrench. Halen Mn is now distributed world wide. It is found in restaurants and recipes everywhere, and acclaimed by chefs and catering gurus and leading shop chains. President Obama likes it too. The sceptics and cynics have been silenced by our salt. Anglesey provided and inspired, and I cannot think of anywhere else I would rather be. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

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Cemaes

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Margaret Wood

Margaret Wood - Anglesey Rocks and Geology


Youd find it difficult to come across a more enthusiastic Anglesey enthusiast than Margaret Wood at the Geo Mn centre in the port of Amlwch. Breathlessly and breathtaking, she enthusiastically traces the geological and evolutionary volatile beginnings of Anglesey, a journey through four eras and twelve geological periods. It may have happened a few hundred million years ago, but the residual rocks discovered on the island show that the geological turbulent birth of Anglesey was 60 degrees south of the Equator, and it is now 54 degrees north of it. Is that not amazing? It is a special tectonic island, born of eruptions, seismic shifts of oceans, countries and continents. With a visual computer display of earths turbulent evolution at the Geo Mn watch tower being a fascination for visitors, especially school children. Weve done that at school, they say, but visiting here it all becomes reality with clarity. I show them Scotland bashing Wales, and Wales bashing Scotland in the great geological activity periods, and that does get them going, says Margaret, whos fascination with this part of the world began during school holidays spent on Anglesey, picking up colourful stones on the beaches. Anglesey has the oldest fossils in the UK from another period of course. We have 800 million year old rocks embedded with bacteria, she enthuses. Geo Mns building is an interactive centre, full of dinosaur puzzles, historical games, the shipwreck stories of St Patrick, his cave and church, but the main thread is explaining the shape of our world. The glorious Anglesey coastal path, all 125 miles of it, is invaluable to us, because people see so many different landscapes, formations, colours, rocks and each one tells a story of Angleseys formation. There are brilliant trails and tours to fascinate all ages, says Margaret. She is especially proud of the Geo Clock outside the Old Watch Tower featuring all of Angleseys rocks through the ages. Margaret Wood had to retire from her official duties as a geologist with the Countryside Council for Wales. She wasnt keen on the idea at all but this enthusiastic mother of four has since dedicated her time to explaining how Anglesey was formed to all generations on the Amlwch quayside. It is a story worth telling and a story worth hearing. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

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South Stack Ynys Lawd

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Kathy James & Ken Croft

Kathy James & Ken Croft Nature Bites


South Stack on the north Western tip of Anglesey is something of a holy grail for ornithologists. So, for Ken Croft to be crowned the Birdman of Anglesey is some accolade, but thoroughly deserved. He and Kathy James have recently launched a company called Nature Bites which is largely an informative and daily on-line service for thousands of people to find out what is going on in the reserve which birds have landed, hatched, fed etc., - but they also take groups of visitors to various parts of Anglesey to see what is going on there. No day is the same, says Ken, especially during the migration seasons. I am not an artist or photographer, because that would only get in the way of my binoculars", an observing obsession which began in 1972 when he was watching Lee Trevino winning the Open Golf Championship at Troon in Scotland. There were birds all over the Troon course, and I didnt know what they were and that triggered me off, and Ive not stopped learning since." They have many exceptional days at South Stack, but Ken vividly remembers one. It was June 3rd 2003, and Id seen a Black Lark from Kazakhstan. I could not believe it, it stayed for a week and 5,000 people came to South Stack to witness our unexpected visitor. Unbelievable! I also remember the gray cat bird from the Scilly Isles here as well in 2001. Ken writes the daily blog and the Nature Bites web-site is now attracting a loyal and healthy following. Like so many, Kathy used to come on holiday to Anglesey as a six year old, with her sea fishing father, and has returned and settled. It is remarkable how many have made the same journey after a childhood holiday. I saw a job with the RSPB on South Stack and was fortunate enough to be able to hop over the water and be involved in something close to my main interest of conservation, says Kathy, who moved to Anglesey from Nottingham. South Stack is something of a holding post for literally thousands of migrating birds, says Ken, and the place is spectacular in its variety and surprises. And lets not forget the dolphins and porpoises they too are regular visitors. For the Anglesey birdman, South Stack is a spiritual home. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

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Holyhead Caergybi

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Kristoffer Hughes Founder of the Anglesey Druidic Order

Kristoffer Hughes Pagan Druid


Roam around Anglesey and you will notice signs pointing to ancient burial chambers, tombs, sacred sites and standing stones all revealing a past when Anglesey was protected and controlled by the Druids. It is the ancestral home of British Druids. Anglesey is, perhaps, the oldest recorded place name in Britain. We have the Romans to thank for that, since this is where the front line of Druidic Priests and Priestesses fought and sacrificed their lives against the ruthless Roman armies of Julius Caesar, with the savage and merciless battles recorded by Tacitus. The Druids were the intellectual and spiritual class of the Celts. They were the mediators between the Gods and their people and Anglesey was the spiritual centre of the Druidic world. They were totally connected to the land and its nature, and would defend Anglesey with their lives, and did. The Druids are a source of spiritual fascination and dedication to Druidic expert and writer Kristoffer Hughes who lives in Bodorgan, on Anglesey. He travels the world, lecturing, holding workshops, and explaining his love of Celtic heritage and culture. Anglesey to Kristoffer, evokes the memories and tales of the ancient priesthood and the power and influence the Druids possessed. He hates leaving the island, because it is a special and magical place. We walk on the same soil, and breathe the same air as the Druids did, he says, and when I look over to Snowdonia, where I was born, that to me is a totally different place and another world. That little ribbon of water separates us. When he leaves the island he is anxious to return. His books have been a massive success, but here also lies an intriguing story. His publishers, Llewellyn Worldwide, was established in 1901 by the late Llewellyn George in Portland ,Oregon. As the name suggests, Llewellyn George was a Welshman, born in Swansea, and the publishing house specialises in occult books. Kris Hughes became the first Welshman to publish with the American company. His latest book sold 30,000 copies world-wide. Anglesey is a special and magical place, he says, it is in my blood. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

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Isle of Anglesey County Council

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You can email, phone or visit tourist information centre at Llanfairpwll who provide a warm welcome and a wide variety of services. Information is provided on attractions, activities and events on the island. They can also offer advice and help on booking accommodation. Located near the railway station and within the Edinburgh woollen mill building Tel: 01248 713177 Email: anglesey@nwtic.com

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Anglesey Activities

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Below is a list of attractions on Anglesey to make your visit even more enjoyable. For a comprehensive list of attractions and activities on Anglesey please visit www.visitanglesey.co.uk or Contact the Tourism Information Centre on 01248 713177 Attractions Amlwch Copper Kingdom Anglesey Circuit Anglesey Sea Zoo Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris Goal & Courthouse Cartio Mn Karting Foel Farm Park, Holyhead Breakwater Country Park Holyhead Maritime Museum James Pringle Weavers Llynnon Mill Marquess of Anglesey Column Menai Heritage Moelfre Seawatch Centre Oriel Ynys Mn Plas Newydd, National Trust Pili Palas Swtan Tacla Taid Ucheldre Centre

Amlwch LL68 9DB Bodorgan LL62 5LP Brynsiencyn LL61 6TQ Beaumaris LL58 8AP Beaumaris LL58 8PE Bodedern LL65 3PA Brynsiencyn LL61 6TQ Holyhead Holyhead LL65 1YD Llanfairpwll LL61 5UJ Llanddeusani LL65 4AB Llanfairpwll LL61 5NJ Menai Bridge LL59 5EA Moelfre LL72 8HY Llangefni LL77 7TQ Llanfairpwll LL61 6DQ Menai Bridge LL59 5RP Church Bay LL65 4ES Newborough LL61 6TN Holyhead LL65 1TE

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Leisure Services Amlwch Leisure Centre Beaumaris Leisure Centre David Hughes Leisure Centre Holyhead Leisure Centre Plas Arthur Leisure Centre Llangefni Golf course/driving range

Amlwch LL68 9PG Beaumaris LL56 8AL Menai Bridge LL59 5SS Holyhead LL65 2YE Llangefni LL77 7QX Llangefni LL77 8YQ

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Isle of Anglesey Golf Pass


Play 5 rounds of golf for only 79 A choice of 6 18 hole courses - Baron Hill Golf Club, The Anglesey Golf Club, Storws Wen Golf Club, Bull Bay Golf Club, Henllys Golf Club and Holyhead Golf Club. Valid for 1 year from date of purchase To purchase your Anglesey Golf Pass call 0845 450 5885

Ynys Mn

Ymweld Mn
Profwch y bywyd gwyllt cyfoethog yn Nyffryn coediog Gwarchodfa Natur Leol Nant y Pandy neu'r Oriel Agored newydd ym Mharc Gwledig Morglawdd Caergybi lle gellir eu fwynhau gan bawb. Experience the rich wildlife in the Wooded Valley of the recently enhanced Dingle/Nant y Pandy Local Nature Reserve or the new open Gallery at the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park that can be enjoyed by all.
Cyllidwyd y prosiect hwn drwy Gynllun Datblygu Gwledig Cymru 2007-2013 a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru ar Gronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig The project is funded through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

TAKE YOUR PICK..... Introducing Waless Holiday Areas


Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Vibrant Llandudno, the Victorian seaside gem with a history that goes back to the Bronze Age. World Heritage Conwy with its rich maritime past. Waterfront adventure in Colwyn Bay. Year round breaks, filled with family fun, good food, great walking, world-class theatre and a full calendar of exciting events. All within easy reach of Snowdonia. t : +44 (0)1492 577577 e : llandudnotic@conwy.gov.uk w : visitllandudno.org.uk w : facebook.com/visitingllandudno Rhyl and Prestatyn Among the best recognised British seaside resorts. Fabulous award-winning beaches with a range of family friendly attractions, events and activities. Walk the Offas Dyke path in Prestatyn. An hours drive from Merseyside and the West Midlands. t : +44 (0)1745 344515 / +44 (0)1745 355068 e : rhyl.tic@denbighshire.gov.uk w : visitrhylandprestatyn.com The North Wales Borderlands Short journey: very different place. Less than 20 minutes from Chester, were just a short journey from the North West and the West Midlands. From the bustling shops and nightlife of Wrexham to the culinary delights of the Mold Food and Drink Festival to the world-famous Llangollen International Eisteddfod. One hundred percent Wales on your doorstep! t : +44 (0)1978 292015 e : tourism@wrexham.gov.uk w: www.northwalesborderlands.co.uk Snowdonia Mountains and Coast The outdoor adventure playground of North Wales that includes the Snowdonia National Park, Ll n Peninsula and Cambrian Coastline. A wide choice of quality accommodation, attractions and activities castles, narrow-gauge railways, golf, cycling, walking, award winning beaches, country parks, coastal path, World Heritage Site, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast. t : +44 (0)1341 281485 e : tourism@gwynedd.gov.uk w : visitsnowdonia.info w : facebook.com/visitingsnowdonia w : twitter.com/visit_snowdonia w : visitsnowdonia.wordpress.com Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons Step into fabulous walking country right on your doorstep. Two National Trails and a National Park, charming spa and market towns and outdoor pursuits in outstanding scenery. Home to Hay Literary Festival and Brecon Jazz, events throughout the year make this a destination for all seasons. t : +44 (0)1874 622485 e : tourism@powys.gov.uk w : exploremidwales.com Ceredigion Cardigan Bay & the Cambrian Mountains Some of the UKs best coast and countryside to explore on foot or horseback, by bike or boat. Natural beauty from dolphins and red kites to waterfalls, woods and open moors. Enjoy good food, traditional festivals and unique events as well as award winning beaches and resorts, including colourful Aberaeron harbour and Aberystwyth, the cultural capital of Wales. t : +44 (0)1970 612125 e : brochure@ceredigion.gov.uk w :www.discoverceredigion.co.uk w: facebook: discoverceredigion

The Isle of Anglesey is one of the Holiday Areas within Wales. Each area has its own distinct character.

Pembrokeshire Britains Only Coastal National Park Rated by National Geographic magazine experts as the second best coastline in the world. With 186 miles of magnificent and varied coastline and over 50 beaches, theres plenty of space for everyone. Choose between lively Tenby and Saundersfoot or peaceful St Davids and Newport. Perfect for outdoor activities or just relaxing. t : 44 (0)844 888 5115 e : tourism@pembrokeshire.gov.uk w : visitpembrokeshire.com Carmarthenshire Carmarthen Bay Stretching from Carmarthen Bay in the South to the Western Brecon Beacons in the North, discover Wales longest beaches, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, the home of Merlin the magician plus Laugharne, Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Pendine, Llandovery & the Teifi & Towy Valleys. Perfect fishing, cycling & walking. t : +44 (0)1267 231557 e : marketing@carmarthenshire.gov.uk w : discovercarmarthenshire.com Swansea Bay - Mumbles, Gower, Afan and the Vale of Neath Unwind in the UKs first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax on award-winning beaches, and explore unspoilt countryside. Visit some of the UKs best locations for walking, cycling, watersports and golf, together with Swansea, Wales Waterfront City, home to Wales first Premier League football team. t : +44 (0)1792 468321 e : tourism@swansea.gov.uk w : visitswanseabay.com The Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales A stunning landscape perfect for walking, cycling and many other outdoor activities. The Valleys has a unique history, including a World Heritage Site, Wales largest Castle and Big Pit, the real coal mine attraction. For a true Welsh experience, visit The Valleys, the heart and soul of Wales. t : +44 (0)29 2088 0011 e : tourism@caerphilly.gov.uk w : thevalleys.co.uk Cardiff, Capital of Wales The capital of Wales has unique attractions, top-class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference. Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium, National Museum Cardiff, the Wales Millennium Centre and brand new Doctor Who Experience combined with Cardiff Bay offer indoor and outdoor entertainment for everyone. t : +44 (0)29 2087 3573 e : visitor@cardiff.gov.uk w : visitcardiff.com The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside The dramatic Heritage Coast and popular resorts of Barry Island and Porthcawl are fringed by lovely Vale and Bridgend countryside and green hills. Discover the special character of an area steeped in history and its close to Cardiff, Wales cosmopolitan capital. t : +44 (0)1446 704867 t: +44 (0)1656 786639 e : tourism@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk e : tourism@bridgend.gov.uk w : visitthevale.com w : bridgendbites.com

For FREE copies of any THREE Holiday Area brochures please tick the appropriate boxes and send to:Visit Wales, Dept N01, PO Box 1, Cardiff CF24 2XN Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Rhyl & Prestatyn The North Wales Borderlands Snowdonia Mountains & Coast/Eryri Mynyddoedd a Mr Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons Ceredigion Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire the Garden of Wales Swansea Bay, Mumbles, Gower, Afan & the Vale of Neath The Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales Cardiff The Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside ACTIVITIES FOR ALL Wales is the UKs activity capital. Find out more with the help of these FREE action-packed guides and take a look at the websites. Fishing With endless coastline and countless rivers and lakes its no wonder Wales is an anglers paradise. www.fishing.visitwales.com Golf Wales The secrets out! More and more players are discovering and thoroughly enjoying Golf as it should be in Wales. www.golfasitshouldbe.com For FREE copies of any of the activity guides please tick the appropriate boxes and send to: Visit Wales, Dept PO1, PO Box 1, Cardiff CF24 2XN Fishing Wales Golf Wales Name (please print): Address (please print): Name (please print): Address (please print):

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Llwybr Arfordir Cymru Wales Coast Path


Mae Llwybr Arfordir Cymru syn 870 milltir o hyd yn barod iw archwilio. Gan ymestyn or fn rhwng Cymru a Lloegr yng nghyfniau Caer yn y gogledd, i Gas-gwent yn y de, dymar llwybr arfordirol di-dor hiraf drwyr byd. Ar hyd y Llwybr mae yna olygfeydd godidog, o glogwyni uchel i draethau tywodlyd. Mae hefyd yn cynnig sawl awyrgylch gwahanol, o ddinasoedd mawr i borthladdoedd pysgota bychain.
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Bydd y Llwybr yw apelio at ymwelwyr a NEFYN thrigolion lleol fel ei gilydd, gan helpu pawb i fwynhau ffordd iachach o fyw trwy wneud ABERSOCH mwy o ymarfer corff. Ei nod hefyd yw dod manteision economaidd i ABERDARON ardaloedd arfordirol. Caiff y gwaith o greu a gwella Llwybr Arfordir wCymru ei gydlynu gan y Cyngor Cefn Gwlad ai ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru, Cronfa Datblygu Rhanbarthol Ewrop ac awdurdodau lleol arfordirol. www.llwybrarfordircymru.gov.uk
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The 870 mile long Wales Coast Path is ready to be explored. Stretching from the Welsh border near Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south, it is ABERAERON the longest continuous coast path in the world. The Path offers spectacular scenery from ABERTEIFI soaring cliffs to sandy bays... CARDIGAN and contrasting atmospheres from big cities to tiny ABERGWAUN shing ports. The Path is designed to appeal to visitors DDEWI TY ST DAVIDS and local people alike helping PEMBROKE everyone enjoy a healthy lifestyle by taking more exercise DINBYCH-Y-PYSGOD TENBY and bringing economic benets to coastal areas. Work to create and improve the Wales Coast Path is co-ordinated by CCW and funded by the Welsh Government, the European RegionalDevelopment Fund and the coastal local authorities. www.walescoastpath.gov.uk
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CARMARTHEN LLANELLI CAS-GWENT CHEPSTOW CASNEWYDD NEWPORT PORTHCAWL CAERDYDD CARDIFF YNYS Y BARRI BARRY ISLAND
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