Welcome to Ynys Môn, a captivating island off the coast of North Wales, where history and natural beauty come together to create an unforgettable experience. This 4-day itinerary will take you on a journey through charming towns, medieval castles, stunning coastal views, and serene beaches. Whether you’re a nature lover, history enthusiast, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Ynys Môn has something to offer everyone. Let’s dive into the adventure that awaits!
Day 1: Explore Menai Bridge and Beaumaris
Start your Ynys Môn adventure by visiting Menai Bridge. Explore the enchanting Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll to view the Menai Suspension Bridge, which offers breathtaking views of the Menai Strait. In the afternoon, head to Beaumaris and immerse yourself in the medieval grandeur of Beaumaris Castle. Visit the historic Beaumaris Gaol to learn about its dark past. To wrap up your day, take a stroll along Beaumaris Pier, enjoying the picturesque views of the coastline.
Breakfast & Café suggestions in Menai Bridge:
- Green Olive
- Cegin Harri’s Kitchen
Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Beaumaris:
- Harry’s Bistro
- The Midland Tapas & Wine Bar
- Bishopsgate Hotel and Restaurant
Day 2: Explore Amlwch and Cemaes Bay
Embark on a scenic drive to Amlwch. Spend a day in nature by first enjoying a trail up Parys Mountain to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the region. Next, discover The Copper Kingdom, a heritage centre that shows off Amlwch’s copper mining past. Conclude your Amlwch visit with a relaxing stop at Traeth Dynion, a charming beach perfect for unwinding before stopping off for lunch. In the afternoon, head over to Cemaes Bay an explore the tranquil Cemae Bay Taeth Bach Beach. Before finishing off your day, enjoy the views of the picturesque lagoon and bird species at Cemlyn Nature Reserve.
Breakfast & Café suggestions in Amlwch:
- Caffi Pen Y Dref
Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Cemaes Bay:
- The Bay View Restaurant and Bar
- The Stag Inn
- Y Wygr Fish and Chips
Day 3: Explore Holyhead
Begin your day by visiting the South Stack Cliffs Nature RSPB Reserve, with views of the Irish Sea; whilst there, make sure on your walk you go and visit the South Stacks Lighthouse. In the afternoon, unwind amidst nature at the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, where you can enjoy scenic walks and stunning coastal views. If you’re curious about some local history, visit the Swtan Heritage Museum to experience the maritime history.
Breakfast & Café suggestions in Holyhead:
- Chalkie’s Café and Cake
- Holly Molly Cafe
Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Holyhead:
- The Harbourfront Bistro
- The Stanley Arms
- Simply Street Bar & Grill
Day 4: Explore Rhosneigr and Ynys Llanddwyn
On your final day, head to Rhosneigr and experience the beauty of the sandy beach of Traeth Crygll, you can take a dip in the sea or enjoy a relaxing stroll. Explore the Rhosneigr-Aberffraw Coastal Path before heading to the island of Ynys Llanddwyn where you can take a walk a visit its historic lighthouse and stunning views.
Breakfast & Café suggestions in Rhosneigr:
- Mojo’s Rhosneigr
- Sandy Mount House
- Café Notos
Lunch & Dinner suggestions near Ynys Llanddwyn:
- Y Parlwr Restaurant
- White Lion Hotel
- The Codmother