Cheap flights from Cardiff to Anglesey

Anglesey is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to its glorious scenery and mild climate. Although it’s probably most famous for its beaches and watersports, Anglesey is rich in both culture and history and is particularly connected with the legendary King Arthur.

Cardiff Airport Facilities

Even though Cardiff Airport only has one terminal, it has all the facilities a traveller is likely to need.  In addition to covering essential basics such as toilets and changing facilities, ATMs and currency exchange and tourist information, there are also shops where you can stock up on anything you’ve forgotten and a very decent Duty Free.

There are feeding facilities and play areas for young children and a range of eateries and free WiFi for older children and adults.  There’s also a charging station at the internet kiosks.

Flight time from Cardiff to Anglesey

Direct flights from Cardiff to Anglesey take just under an hour. 

Getting to Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport is actually 13 miles to the west of Cardiff, next to the village of Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan.  If you’re using sat nav, the easiest option is just to plug in the post code CF62 3BD.  If you’re not, take the M4 and exit junction 33, then follow the signs along the A4232, A4050 and A4226.  The Eastern Approach (Port Road) gives access to all car parks, the Western Approach is only for drop off/pick up and short-stay facilities.

In addition to taking your own private car or taxi, there are several regular bus services which stop at Cardiff Airport along with private-hire coach services.  You can also take the train to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station and then hop on a shuttle bus which will drop you at the airport itself in about 10 minutes.

Cardiff Airport is also accessible by bicycle, although sadly it doesn’t offer secure bicycle storage.  If, however, you are planning on taking your bicycle with you to Anglesey, then you might want to consider the option of riding it to the airport as there are some very nice cycling routes in the area.

Travelling to and from Anglesey Airport

Due to the size of Anglesey Airport, there is no car hire service at the airport itself, however, if you book in advance, car hire companies will often bring the car to the airport for you and if you want to drive it to the airport when you leave then they may be happy to collect it from there, by prior arrangement.  Driving to and from Anglesey Airport is very straightforward since the airport is just off the A55 Expressway, which is Anglesey’s main road.  For your sat navigation, the post code is LL65 3NX.  If you’re planning on taking a taxi, then it can also be a good idea to book in advance to save yourself needing to wait.  Alternatively, there are regular bus services to both the nearest train station (Valley) and Anglesey’s main town of Holyhead.

Things to See & Do in Anglesey

When most people arrive on Anglesey the likelihood is that they hit the beaches or the cycling trails and you can certainly have a great time on Anglesey without leaving either.  If, however, you would be interested in visiting some of its top landmarks, here are the best three.

Din Sylwy

Din Sylwy is also known as Bwrdd Arthur (Arthur’s Table).  It’s a 164-metre flat-topped hill slightly to the East of Red Wharf Bay.  Some people believe that this is the original round table of the Arthurian legends and that the idea of the round table being a literal piece of furniture only came about later.  In any case, the whole area is an important heritage site, due to its Roman connections and is the place to find the medieval church of St Michael.

Beaumaris Castle

When it was first built (in the 13th century on the orders of Edward I), Beaumaris castle was an impressive example of architecture and engineering.  Today, sadly, it’s now a ruin, but a very atmospheric one and a great day out, especially if you also make time to visit the Gaol Museum.

South Stack Lighthouse

This is the lighthouse which appears regularly on images of Anglesey and while photographing it from the outside can be impressive, the views from the inside are unbeatable.

Best time of year to visit Anglesey

Anglesey has a unique micro-climate, which basically means that it’s a pleasant place to visit all year round.  The very best weather is in summer, meaning June to August, but this also when the island is at its busiest, due to the school holidays.  Visiting outside of this time can lower the cost of your trip and still give you plenty of good weather to enjoy.

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