Michael Ball travels to North Wales, the route to the magnificent Isle of Anglesey.


Michael Ball travels to North Wales, the route to the magnificent Isle of Anglesey.

Visitors are already flocking to North Wales this summer, but those looking for staycation ideas should check in to Michael Ball’s fourth and final edition of Wonderful Wales, which airs tonight.

Michael Ball is spotted in a boat in the Menai Strait, heading straight for the Swellies, the hazardous stretch of water between the mainland Wales and the Isle of Anglesey.

Anglesey caters to a wide range of interests.

With 125 miles of coastline, the island is a sea-lovers’ heaven. It also contains a huge concentration of ancient sites that will excite history aficionados, as well as lots of animals for nature lovers.

On a staycation packed of possibilities, visitors can take a ferry to Puffin Island to see puffins, visit the South Stack bird sanctuary, or walk up Parys Mountain.

Anglesey’s coastline zone has been classified as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, ensuring that one-third of the island is preserved.

On the island, beaches range from vast stretches of sand, such as Red Wharf Bay, to rocky bays, such as Porth Dafarch.

The island is peppered with Blue Flag beaches. Popular Benllech is ideal for families, while Rhosneigr is a watersports mecca.

The Green Coast seashore award went to Rhosneigr, which has a lengthy stretch of sand bordered by dunes.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a 130-mile long-distance route that begins at Saint Cybi’s Church in Holyhead and ends in Holyhead.

Visitors who are determined to complete the trek should allow 12 days and be prepared to gain a total of 13,695 feet.

Most vacationers prefer to walk short sections of the Coastal Path and embark on day hikes in their local neighborhood.

The path passes through 20 towns and villages, providing many possibilities for guests to go for a stroll regardless of where they are staying on the island.

Cycling is also a popular pastime on Anglesey, including bike-friendly stretches of the Coastal Path and two of the UK’s nine cycle routes.

Sosban & The Old Butchers, located on the Menai Bridge, is a Michelin-starred restaurant with only 16 seats and is housed in a historic butcher’s shop.

This could be one of the most intriguing cafes on the island, with a constantly changing seven-course tasting menu and only available from Thursday through Saturday evenings.

On the island, there is a wide range of excellent accommodations, from boutique to five-star. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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