Anglesey: the UK's Hidden Gem

Anglesey is a unique island county located in north-west Wales, separated from the mainland by the Menai Straits.

In 1974 it became the district of Ynys Mon in the county of Gwynedd, but was reconstituted as a county in 1996. Its location, together with the protective barrier of the Snowdonian mountains, made it a traditional centre of resistance to invaders, Roman and Norman. But after conquest by Edward I it was created a county of the principality of Wales in 1284, a status confirmed at the Act of Union of 1536.

Today Anglesey draws a lot of tourists, with its beautiful beaches and acres of untouched countryside - it's one of the UK's hidden treasures. There are lots of tours to go on when you arrive here, including literary tours. Personally, I always love the mix of history and taking in sights when travelling - you really get a feel for a place on such tours.

Angelsey also attracts a lot of ramblers - there's a huge number of popular walkways criss-crossing the island.

If all of that sounds like too much hard work, then there's plenty of beaches to find a spot to lie down and read your favourite novel.

At the end of a hard day walking (or just sun-bathing), Angelsey offers many accommodation options, including holiday cottages. Looking for a relaxing and tranquil cottage to escape the busy lifestyle of the city? Lavender Cottage is the ideal place for you. Situated in the stunning maritime village of Moelfre, we have everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable and entertaining, from a roof garden with a scenic backdrop to beautiful beaches a short walk away. Come to visit our little piece of heaven and see what makes it so special yourself.

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