North East Anglesey Cottages
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Beach lovers and walkers you will be in heaven. This is the area to come to if you love wandering along the shoreline, sitting on a beach or exploring the coastal area with your trusted four legged friends. From Llanddona up to Amlwch are miles of beaches and plenty to explore. From the beaches near Llanddona to the lifeboat station at Moelfre and the old port of Amlwch. For the explorers Port Lynas, our North Easterly lighthouse where porpoises jump with delight, and The Copper Kingdom are great places to visit. Wander round Mynydd Parys (Parys Mountain) and learn all its history – from bronze age mining, 1690 BC, right up to its peak in the 18th century and its demise in 1830. Stand still and look around you, it is quite an eerie place to visit but equally stunning in its structure.
Llanddona and Red Wharf Bay are two areas of the same beach – look to your left and you will see Red Wharf Bay, Benllech and Moelfre beyond. Set off for the day and enjoy this section of the Anglesey Coastal Path on foot. An easy walk along the shoreline with The Old Boathouse, The Ship and Tavern on the Bay to nourish you en route. Reach Moelfre and visit the Seawatch Centre and RNLI station to learn all about Coxswain Richard “Dic” Evans and our sea fairing past then onto Ann’s Pantry – a delight for all scone lovers ! For those based in Llanddona return to your local pub, Owain Glyn Dwr, where delicious homecooked food and the perfect pint await you.
Alternatively, head off South East from Llanddona and you will discover the ancient coastal site of Penmon and the elegant town of Beaumaris are equally accessible along the Anglesey Coastal Path. For those who would prefer to get somewhere with a bit more speed then it is a 15 minute to drive to either Beaumaris along main routes or Penmon Lighthouse across country!
If you have a hankering for historic sites there is the Iron Age and Roman hill fort of Bwrdd Arthur (meaning “Arthur’s Table”) which is located north of Llanddona and is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest designated for its botanical interest. It is no wonder the Massey sisters had so much inspiration to draw upon for their botanical studies. Nestled quietly in the village of Llanddona is the lovely church of St Dona’s which dates from 610, although the present building was built in 1873 and for those with a little more imagination there is much to be learnt about the famous witches of Llanddona!