Mermaids and more

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How often do we dream of far away places to get a break from our daily life and the chores which come with it? Unfortunately the budget isn’t always there, but there is no reason to despair because we have some lovely places on our doorstep to visit too.

If you’re looking for somewhere quiet to get away from it all this summer, who better to trust than the likes of Wills and Kate for your choice of holiday destination? Anglesey in Wales is a picturesque haven of activities, from sandy beaches to cultural hotspots. Just 65 minutes’ drive from Chester, 90 minutes from Liverpool and two hours from Manchester, Anglesey has a whole host of activities throughout the year, including the well known Anglesey Half Marathon.

Tour de Mon

For all those cycling enthusiasts out there, the Tour de Mon comes as part of the Anglesey Cycling Festival, which takes place on 16th and 17th August. The tour will take more than 1,000 cyclists down the most beautiful coastal route in the UK, while the festival will also include live entertainment, fresh local food and children’s activities.

Mermaid’s Rock

Disney films would have us believe that the legend of mermaids is actually true, as would the beautiful Mermaid’s Rock trail, which offers beautiful stretches of road near Brynsiencyn that run alongside the Menai Straits. Take a risky walk down the rocky shoreline to The Mermaid and The Mermaids Pool for beautiful views, or have a few drinks at The Mermaid Inn. If that’s not enough mermaids for you, play online at Mermaids Millions, and you’ll be all mermaided out before you can say Ariel.

Gottwood Electronic Music and Arts Festival

Perfect for all those young and hip festival goers out there, the Gottwood Festival takes place from 19th – 22nd June to celebrate its fifth birthday. This year, big names such as Craig Richards, Max Cooper and Zero 7 will be taking to the stage, with fresh new talent from Bristol boys Eton Messy. Boutique camping starts at just £18 a night, so get your festival on and book a ticket now.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – the longest village in the world

Need we say more for this one? This quaint little village in Anglesey is worth the visit just to say you’ve been there – if you can manage to say the word. Situated on the Menai Strait, you won’t find anywhere else as entrenched in Welsh culture, so have a go at pronouncing it and make sure you pay it a visit.

So whether you’re looking for beautiful views, coastal walks or just a good old fashioned tongue twister, Anglesey promises a great holiday for all the family. After all, if it’s good enough for the royals, then it must be fun!