Wedding Venues - Anglesey Advertures
As the wedding anniversary of William and Kate approaches thoughts of a romantic escape may start to cross their minds. Having spent the first three years of their marriage in beautiful Anglesey, this timeless location may yet again tempt everyone’s favourite royals away for a few days
If you fancy following in these regal footsteps and discovering Anglesey for yourself, take a peek at our list below and start planning your romantic trip today!
The first thing you’ll need to decide when planning your trip to beautiful Anglesey is where you fancy staying. No matter your taste and budget, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From kitsch B and Bs and boutique hotels to exceptionally romantic castles, the choice is yours!
This captivating seaside town boasts a wonderful mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture. Take a sunset stroll along the seafront, walk along the pier and absorb the views over the Menai Strait and the peaks of Snowdonia. Enjoy the lively cafes, restaurants and hotels and make sure you visit the famous castle with its perfectly symmetrical concentric lines.
Take a boat ride out to this stunning uninhabited island, marking the north-eastern end of the Menai Strait. This Special Protected Area (SPA) boasts a large Great Cormorant colony as well as a good number of Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and, of course, Atlantic Puffins. Off the coastline, the strong currents provide for an abundance of marine life, particularly on the north coast where the depths reach 15 metres. Grey Seals are a common sight and if you are fortunate you could even glimpse Bottlenose Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises!
As well as being home to the tallest mountain in England and Wales (Snowdon at 3560 ft) the Snowdonia National Park also features a long coastline of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries. Perfect for a romantic walk or for a spot of horse riding, the park offers 1,479 miles of public footpaths and 164 miles of public bridleways. Make sure you look out for the array of rare wild animals that call this beautiful area home including otters and polecats as well as a variety of birds of prey.
There is a selection of ten circular walks from every corner of the island from inspiring coastal scenery to hidden monuments. There are walks to cater to whatever you fancy – short, hilly, coastal, heritage, porpoise and seal watching walks, bat, moth, wildlife and bird watching walks. All you need to do is decide on which you’d like to try! Afternoon Tea After all that walking, take the time to sit down, catch your breath and admire beautiful Anglesey with a delicious
Enjoy finger sandwiches, a selection of fresh cakes and pastries and, of course, the traditional warm scones complete of lashings of cream and jam. For an added treat, add a glass of chilled champagne and make a toast.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Marvel at over 150 weird and wonderful creatures from around our coasts including the Lobster Hatchery and Seahorse Nursery, then walk the Shark Pool and glimpse huge fish in the Kelp Forest. The zoo also contains a rescue center for sick or stranded marine animals, including Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Turtles, and seabirds. One of the largest aquariums in Wales, the Anglesey Sea Zoo is a perfect day out for any animal lover!
One of the best parts of being away from home is the opportunity to sample new foods, served in unique surroundings (with the added bonus of no washing up!) The incredible Château Rhianfa, wonderfully placed to showcase the best of everything that Anglesey has to offer, provides an incredible gourmet dining experience. With a firm belief in only using the finest locally sourced produce, the talented chefs ensure that each dish is exceptional. From lobster and crabs fresh from the Menai Strait, to meats from the local butcher and cheeses from the Snowdonia Cheese Company, you can rest assured that your food is as incredible as your surroundings.
After dinner, why not head down to Château Rhianfa’s unique underground Wine Cave? This rustic and relaxed space is perfect for a little after dinner tipple. Enjoy sampling a wide selection from the wine menu, perfectly guided by the in-house sommeliersommeliersommelier.
Explore the beauty of the Menai Strait, the captivating submerged valley that separates Anglesey from mainland North Wales and encompasses numerous habitats ranging from dynamic marine reefs to expansive sandy beaches and lofty sea cliffs. If you are feeling brave, try your hand at an array of water sports. From rafting, canoeing, or even taking an exhilarating RIB ride up the waters, you’ll find an activity to suit you. The Strait also provides an ideal location for incredible views of the mainland and great photo opportunities – just hang on to your camera!
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If you fancy something completely different head to the nearby Penrhyn Quarry and experience the longest, fastest zip line in Europe. Over a mile in length, fly through the skies at over 100mph! Named ‘The Big Zipper’ this huge line provides riders with a birds-eye view of the historic quarry and the spectacular north Wales coastline and beyond. If you need a little confidence building before tackling this zip line, try ‘The Little Zipper’ with a maximum speed of around 45mph.