Our Location / The Local Area
Plas Marian provides the perfect base to experience the delights that Anglesey possesses in abundance. Also, being only a short twenty minute drive from the mainland allows guests easy access to North Wales and beyond.
Anglesey offers over 125 miles of spectacular, wild and un-spoilt coastline much of which is classified as Heritage coastline and is the largest and one of the most important Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Great Britain.
Aberffraw is only a short drive away and has a sublime beach and estuary with the popular resorts of Rhosneigr and Trearddur Bay further up the coast. Llanddwyn Island and Newborough Beach have miles of pristine sands. From Llanddwyn Island to the southern tip of Anglesey forms one of the finest beaches in Britain. Dramatic mountain views, clean clear water, woods and mythology. Llanddwyn Island is a 20 minute walk from the car park and inaccessible at high tide. Enjoy the white washed little church and small lighthouse.
Whether loading yourself up with ball games, buckets, spades and fishing nets, or simply packing a tasty picnic and enjoying the surrounding beauty, Anglesey’s award winning beaches make the perfect backdrop.
Anglesey has a diverse range of restaurants that cater for all tastes. From delightful beach cafes and bistros to award winning eateries.
On the East side of the island is Red Wharf Bay with its award-winning public house the Ship Inn – with it’s cosy period furnishings and log-fires – a delightful choice all year round.
Heritage & Culture
Anglesey has a vast plethora of archaeological relics of the prehistoric period such as the Neolithic burial chambers sited at Bryn Celli Ddu and Barclodiad y Gawres with their impressive decorated stones. One can also see magnificent remains of a Celtic village located at Din Lligwy near the fishing village of Moelfre. A beautiful Romanesque medieval monastry, the island’s most complete, can be visited at Penmon. One of the most splendid 13th century castles to be seen in Britain, at Beaumaris a world heritage site and town that also boasts a Victorian Gaol and Courthouse.
There’s plenty for the outdoor enthusiast within a short distance of Plas Marian Holiday Cottages. Walk or cycle down the quiet tree lined lane from the property passing the ancient church of St. Bueno to Malltraeth and follow the well signposted cycle/footpath across the estuary to Newborough Forest Nature Reserve.
This forest is a birdwatchers paradise with ‘hides’ placed in the woods, some by small lakes ideal for quiet observation. Look out for the red squirrels – Anglesey has almost completely eradicated the greys from the island so that the reds now thrive.
There’s plenty for the family to see and do on Anglesey.
Visit the Anglesey Sea Zoo – Anglesey’s leading all weather family attraction. There’s amazing marine life to see at the biggest aquarium in Wales.
Foel Farm Park offers a great family day out to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm. All visitors are invited to meet, touch and feed the animals.
Pili Palas can be a magical experience for all the family – whatever the weather. Enter a steamy environment full of lush vegetation and waterfalls with live butterflies flying all around you – at truly magical world for the children.
Nothing could be more fun for children than the Greenwood Forest Park on the mainland. Enjoy the green dragon rollercoaster, rowing down the stream or building dens and watching magic by the performers at the centre.
Llynnon Mill further up on the north coast of Anglesey has the only working windmill left on the island. Families will enjoy watching bread being baked in the traditional way. In the woods are re-constructed pre-historic roundhouses to fire the imagination of young and old to what life might have been like here 3,000 years ago!