Tyn Llain B&B is now closed for the year whilst we refresh the bedrooms, dining area and kitchen! We have seen many returning guests this year, which means a great deal to us, alongside many new faces from across the globe. We will be ready to welcome guests old and new from Easter 2024!
For this end of year blog, I thought I should write something about the many reasons to visit the beautiful island of Anglesey. Alongside the fantastic beaches, the stunning coastal path walks and the amazing dark skies; Anglesey is a paradise for Twitchers, Geologists and people interested in archaeology and history.
Bird Watching – South Stack is home to the RSPB Visitor Centre and also plays host to puffins and choughs, amongst many other seabirds. Puffin Island can be visited by boat to see the huge array of puffins, cormorants, guillemots, razor bills and kittiwakes. Cemlyn Nature Reserve is within a few miles of Tyn Llain and is the summer home of terns, including arctic terns and the only colony of sandwich terns in Wales. Whilst here at Tyn Llain, we have seen marsh harriers and swans on the lake, as well as nesting buzzards, kestrels, tawny owls, a greater spotted woodpecker, corn buntings, yellow hammers and bull finches.
Geology – Anglesey has been declared a global geopark. The oldest fossils in Wales have been discovered from the pre-cambrian era in Cemaes. In neighbouring Amlwch you can find the GeoMon museum at Amlwch Port and the stunning Parys Mountain on the copper mine trail.
Archaeology – Anglesey also has a wealth of prehistoric monuments, from simple standing stones to incredible burial chambers, such as Bryn Celyn Ddu and Lligwy Burial Chamber. We were lucky enough to be involved in a local archaeological dig at Brynddu this summer, where some interesting artefacts were unearthed.
Historical Sites – Anglesey may be accessed by Thomas Telford’s impressive Menai suspension bridge. Further along the Menai Strait can be found Plas Newydd, a National Trust property and gardens, dating back to 1470. Other important historical sites include Beaumaris Castle – famous as the greatest castle never built by Edward I. Beaumaris also has an extremely interesting gaol and courtroom, providing a fascinating insight into prison life in the 1800s.
With all this and more, who wouldn’t want to stay on the wonderful island of Anglesey?