Cheap flights to Anglesey
Anglesey is a small island located just off the north welsh coast, totalling 276 square miles. But don’t let its size put you off, as this island packs a punch with plenty to see and do, from discovering its rich culture and heritage, to exploring the many scenic walks along its coastal path. Want to get away from it all? Book your cheap flights to Anglesey with Flybe today.
- Flight frequency: Daily
- Currency: GBP (£)
- Population: 220,420
Overview of Anglesey
For a holiday fit for a king (well, a future king), fly to the island the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to make their home, Anglesey. What drew them there? Well, maybe it was that the entire coastline is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Maybe it was the world-renowned local produce and cuisine. Perhaps it was the island’s spectacular location, between the ethereal beauty of the Snowdonia National Park and the rugged Irish sea. Whatever the reason, discover for yourself the charms of the island known locally as the Mother of Wales.
Restaurants and nightlife
If you want heaving nightclubs and a roaring party culture then perhaps Anglesey isn’t the best choice for you, but if you want a small selection of excellent eateries, then you’re all set. Dylan’s restaurant serves some of the very best seafood sourced directly from the Strait, including the world-famous Menai mussels, lobster and Anglesey sea bass. The Black Lion inn is a characterful 18th century pub, and most of its menu is sourced from the island, in particular the meat, fish, bread, ice creams, cheese and herbs. After dinner, be sure to stroll down to The Oyster Catcher for a beachside cocktail.
Again, if it’s sprawling shopping malls you’re after, you won’t find them in Anglesey. But if you want an arsenal of artisanal boutiques, unique gift shops and a feast of food suppliers, this is heaven. The monthly farmer’s market is unmissable for foodies, and Derimôn is the island’s own smokery, which has won awards for its oak-smoked sea bass.
Events in Anglesey
Tour De Môn: Every August the island hosts a bike riding event where participants can ride 125, 75, or 40 miles around its glorious coastline.
Christmas at Beaumaris Castle: Traditional Welsh Plygain carols bring Christmas cheer to this historical site.
Vintage Car Rally (August): A show featuring all kinds of machinery, from steam engines to classic cars. There’s also entertainment to keep the kids busy.
Gottwood Festival: Annual electronic music and arts festival.
Attractions around Anglesey
Anglesey is surrounded by 125 miles of coastline which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so whatever the weather a day at the beach is a must. Church Bay, Porth Dafarch and Benllech are a sure-fire hit.
However, if the wild Welsh weather makes the great outdoors less enthralling, Anglesey aquarium features a unique display of fascinating local marine wildlife. Don’t expect to see the star of Jaws, but with over 40 tanks on display you will meet conger eels, and beautiful British seahorses (in the spring or summer you might even see a pregnant male!). The aquarium is worth a visit purely for the display of mesmerising moon jellyfish in their hundreds, some no bigger than a pin head, glowing ethereally in dimly-lit tanks.
History buff? Immerse yourself in the island’s rich historical heritage by visiting Beaumaris castle, where Owain Glyndŵr (Oh-WINE Glin-DOOR), the last Welsh Prince of Wales, instigated a fierce revolt against English rule in 1403. The rebellion was ultimately unsuccessful, but he remains a folk hero in modern Wales.
Trivia fans will delight in a visit to (deep breath) Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the village with the longest place name in Britain and the second longest in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity for a photo outside the train station that displays the village’s full name (although the length of the sign makes taking a selfie tricky).
For a day trip further afield you’re no more than an hour’s drive from the mainland of North Wales and Snowdonia National Park, the staggering beauty of which is the envy of the world.
Flybe flights from Cardiff to Anglesey start from £19.99
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Travel to and from Aberdeen Airport
The furthest point from the airport on the isle of Anglesey is only 30 miles away - so the airport is never too far. You can find it on the South West side of the island, two miles from the A55 expressway.
IATA code: VLY
Name: Anglesey Airport
Address: Valley, Holyhead, LL65 3NX
Car parking at the airport is available for £5 per day. The car park is open between 07:10 and 10:30 and 15:00 and 18:30 on Mondays to Thursdays, and between 07:10 and 10:30 and 14:30 to 18:00 on Fridays. Please be aware that outside these hours there is no access to the car park. The car park will also be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com
A short walk to the RAF Valley car park will bring you to the closest bus stop where you can catch the X4 bus to Valley train station and Holyhead. From Valley train station you can continue your journey west to Holyhead or East to Bangor (Gwynedd), Conwy and Llandudno.
There is no taxi rank at Anglesey Airport, but taxis can be booked in advance. Local taxi companies include BWJ Taxis, Benji’s Taxis and T Jones Taxi Service.
Car hire would need to be arranged in advance as there are no facilities for hiring cars at the airport. Many car hire companies offer a meet and greet service at the airport for bookings made in advance - these include Hertz and Europcar.