The Isle of Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Mon) is an island and county off the northwest coast of Wales, famed for it's stunning coastal landscape.
Anglesey is the largest Welsh island with an area covering 278 square miles, making it the fifth largest surrounding Great Britain.
In common with the Llyn Peninsula, is it's micro-climate. The warm waters of the gulf stream bring warmer weather than the mainland, and it often avoids the wetter weather that clings to the mountains of Snowdonia.
Anglesey is connected to mainland Wales by two bridges which cross the Menai Strait: the original Menai Suspension Bridge (carrying the A5), designed by Thomas Telford in 1826; and the more recently constructed Britannia Bridge which carries the A55 and the North Wales Coast Railway Line.
The island's entire rural coastline had been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features many sandy beaches, especially along its eastern coast between the towns of Beaumaris and Amlwch and along the western coast from Llanddwyn Island through to Rhosneigr, to the pretty bays around Carmel Head. The northern coastline is characterised by dramatic cliffs and small bays.
2 million people visit the island each year, with the majority enjoying the fine sandy beaches, peaceful villages and the stunning coastal landscape.
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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015