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Top 10 Outdoor Activities on Anglesey

A warm welcome and a busy time are guaranteed for visitors to Anglesey and the cottages here at Sage and Sea. With the focus this season on “being outside” and top government advice such as “buy a coat, “ we thought we’d offer you some suggestions to make the most of your stay on the island whilst making the most of the great outdoors.

According to folklore, the Roman invaders of 60 AD were scared witless by Anglesey’s fearless Celtic druids. The locals these days will offer you a much warmer welcome!

The Anglesey Coastal Path

There are countless places worth visiting along the 125 mile / 200 km Coast Path of the Isle of Anglesey. We love exploring the path and many walks from the door of your cottage will take you on to section of the path that lead to incredible nearby beaches such as Lligwy Beach, where there is a fantastic café. With a hundred or more rock types to view, geologists and archaeologists will love visiting one of the largest collections of ancient sites in Britain. It is also a haven for wildlife, so nature lovers will enjoy spotting a variety of rare birds. There are also points to interest along with way for history buffs as the island has been played host to notable figures such as Oliver Cromwell and Charles Dickens. Mud and Routes offer a detailed break down of the path in to sections. Click here for more info.

The Menai Suspension Bridge

It is unlikely you will miss this Anglesey highlight, the Menai Suspension Bridge. Built by Thomas Telford and opened in 1826 it was the first modern suspension bridge in the world. Prior to its construction cattle farmers would somehow have to persuade their herd to swim across the Menai Straits to market. It has become a much-photographed landmark for the island and spans the infamous stretch of water known as one of the most difficult to navigate in the world! Here is a bit of insider info. 

South Stack Lighthouse and Cliffs

If you fancy a bracing walk be sure to enjoy a visit to this glorious outpost of Anglesey. You do not have to be a twitcher to enjoy the fantastic sight of the thousands of seabirds that make the cliffs their home. You will soon be playing the time-honoured game of spot-the-puffin or one of the rare breeding pair of choughs among the colonies of guillemots and razorbills clinging to the cliffs at South Stack.

The Dingle Nature Reserve

The Dingle Nature Reserve is an ancient 25-acre wooded valley is a hideaway carpeted with bluebells in the spring with various bridges and walkways to improve accessibility and picnic tables so you can really make the most of this almost mystical location. It is the perfect place to spot kingfishers, woodpeckers and moorhens, so don’t forget to pack your binoculars.

Plas Newydd House and Gardens.

This stunning estate is situated on the shore of the Menai Strait and dates to the 18th century. Now managed by the National Trust, it houses a military museum, an Australian arboretum and an exhibition of Rex Whistler paintings from the 1930s. It is a great place to visit with kids as they offer a range of outdoor events, walks, talks and activities throughout the year. Click here for more information. 

Llanddwyn Island.

This stunning outcrop extending from the mainland is one of the most picturesque locations in Wales and has often featured on television and film. The ruined church was once home to Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers from the 5th century A.D. When her true love Maelon was turned to ice, Dwynwen had the good sense to move to Llanddwyn Island. There are worse places to move to as it's also situated on one of the most stunning beaches in the UK! 

The Copper Kingdom

There are surprises around every corner in Anglesey with one being Amlwch, a few minutes’ drive from the estate. Here is what was once the world’s largest copper mine. This unique landscape of Parys Mountain deserves a visit. In the late 1800s, there lived nearly 10,000 people in Amlwch - about half the population of New York at the time and according to entertaining local historians. It's an intersting eductional visit for all ages. Click here to hear more

Lligwy Beach

There are six Blue Flag beaches on Anglesey and seven others who won a Seaside Award. Our “local” beach Lligwy Bay is a sheltered bay on the North East of Anglesey, offering regular sightings of seals and dolphins. It was named one of the 10 Best Picnic Spots in Britain by Coast Magazine and is a great place to take a picnic or alternatively, visit the fantastic café, owned and run by Cheryl and her team. They offer live music and fantastic food throughout the year, including stone baked pizzas and a fabulous bacon buttie and a hot chocolate on a winter morning. Click here for opening times and details of what's on and when. 

Anglesey Farmers' Market

Anglesey Farmers' Market is held every third Saturday of each month but it well worth paying it a visit if it falls within your holiday. At this point in time, many guests are opting to dine in rather than out. The farmer’s market is the place to visit to stock up on delicious Welsh Black beef and fresh crab caught along the Anglesey coastline, as well as a range of handmade cheeses, locally made liquors and much more.

Beaumaris Castle

The last great castle built, but never completed, under Edward I in the 13th century is Beaumaris Castle. The castle is a designated World Heritage Site and all its innovations remain for all to wonder at the devilish imagination and detail that went into its construction. With family friendly events throughout the year, it is well worth a visit.

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Visitors to North Wales can marvel at the mountain ranges of Snowdonia and the uniqueness of Portmeirion. Enjoy the wild and windswept Cardigan Coastline and the fabulously expansive golden beaches or secluded coves of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula. Enjoy food you can find exclusively in the region and use ingredients that are the best in the UK and are often world renowned.

Pizza Oven Delivery to Your Cottage

There are great changes afoot in the catering industry and with recent Covid-19 restrictions in place in restaurants and the current limits and take away only options, the opportunity of hiring your own pizza over for in your holiday cottage is a great solution for guests. 

Hot Tub Holidays

Nothing beats a holiday with a hot tub by the sea. We are able to offer this here at Sage and Sea. You can be sure that every one of our hot tubs is maintained to the highest standard as per our Sage and Sea promise. 

NHS Advice for Travellers Regarding Coronavirus

Please take the time to read through the NHS guidelines for travellers. 

Mother's Day Treats

It's the time of year when you can spoil your lovely mum. What better way to do this than a couple of nights away in a cottage by the sea. Think quality time, beach walks, cosy fires, great local pubs and reconnecting. We also work with the fantastic Love Pamper to offer a range of spa treatments in your Sage and Sea holiday cottage.

Anglesey Lighthouses

After a weekend when we have seen our coastline of North Wales feel the full force of a storm it is no wonder we have so many iconic lighthouses to explore on the Isle of Anglesey. Here is a guide to a few of our favourites. 

February Half Term Fun

At Sage and Sea we are perfectly placed to enjoy the wealth of activities and events on offer this February half term for families on Anglesey, North Wales and the whole of Snowdonia. Whether you are visiting to enjoy the Anglesey’s beautiful stretches of beach or the incredible mountains of Snowdonia, there is something on offer to suit all ages and budgets.

Star Gazing at Penrhyn Castle

Snowdonia National Park - The Dark Skies Festival 2020 - February Half Term Fun at Penrhyn Castle that is suitable for all ages. Learn more about the skies above and make the most of the dark nights. 

Get fit in 2020 and enter the Anglesey Half Marathon

Are you fed up of all the mince pies and the booze? Now is the perfect time to make your plans for 2020. Get fit and active in the new year. A great event to aim for is the Anglesey Half Marathon and 10k, which takes place on 1st March 2020 and is brought to you by the fantastic Always Aim High Events.

Beaumaris at Christmas

We shine the spotlight on this pretty town who love to celebrate at Chrismtas. Just a short drive down the coast from Llys Dulas is the bustling, historic seaside town of Beaumaris. The town has plenty to do and see on any day, however, it always puts on a good show over Christmas and New Year.

Cooking for Christmas Away from Home

Have you been left in charge of booking for your group? The prospect of catering for a large party in a property that isn’t your own can feel a little daunting at first glance. We ensure that each of our kitchens are fully kitted out to cater for your guests, however, if you have a question about the kitchen contents to create that perfect dish, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have a few tips for surviving the festive season cooking in a kitchen that isn’t your own!

Bonfire Night fun

Fireworks and Fun on Anglesey this Bonfire Night. The skies over Anglesey will be lit up this coming half term through to the first week in November with bonfires and fireworks galore! Look out for organise displays going on during your stay with us.

Is It Easter Yet?

It seems like a long time coming; however, Easter and that fantastic long bank holiday are just a few weeks away. The advantage to Easter falling so late is that everything feels lighter and brighter and we’re slightly more confident in making “outdoor” plans for the Easter weekend. We shouldn’t complain as it’s been a mild winter, but fingers crossed we’ve seen the last of the snow!

Paws For Thought

We all love our canine companions and the thought of them not being part of our holiday, especially one that’s only a car journey away from home, is unthinkable. You’ll be pleased to know that all of our self catering cottages welcome dogs and are perfectly placed for some of the best walks straight from your door.

Why Anglesey

We’re all at that point when we’re itching to get outdoors. The children are about to break up from school, the clocks have finally moved forward and our thoughts have turned to holidays.

On Your Bike

With all the great weather we’ve been having it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. With another bank holiday weekend just around the corner, make some plans for how to spend your time here on the Island. There is nowwhere quite like Anglesey in late spring.

Take a Walk

There is a wealth of walks across the Isle and Anglesey and many of the most stunning hug the wonderful coastline and track the Wales Coast Path.

Strawberry Fields

It's strawberry picking season here in the UK and Anglesey is the perfect place to pick your own.