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Attractions and Activities on Anglesey

Anglesey is the perfect location for coastal activities ranging from scuba diving to boat trips.

Anglesey Divers

Anglesey Divers

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If you have ever fancied learning to scuba dive, if it is already a confirmed passion of yours or if you are looking to refresh your diving knowledge, look no further than this 5* PADI dive centre. With courses suitable for beginners, master and specialty courses are also available. Their shop, run by experienced staff, offers everything from swimwear and snorkeling equipment to full scuba gear. There is also a workshop well-established in servicing most major brands of scuba equipment. Anglesey has some wonderful coastline and once you have mastered the basics there are some really interesting dive sites and challenging wrecks to explore. Moving away from the shore there is also plenty of spectacular marine life to discover.

Rib Ride Boat Tours

Rib Ride Boat Tours

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Rated the best activity in Menai Bridge on TripAdvisor, Rib Ride Boat Tours is perfect for those wanting a thrill-seeking adventure. Take the Menai Straits boat tour with a number of routes available including the Menai Suspension Bridge route which has shipwrecks, rocks and whirlpools. For more of a sightseeing tour you can choose to go and see the puffins on Puffin Island, or take in the impressive castles in the area. Alternatively, jump on a Bear Grylls Rib Ride and explore the cliffs and crevices situated around Anglesey and it’s surrounding small islands full of wildlife. The friendly skippers are proud of the area in which they live and work, so you will be in capable hands - they are keen to share their knowledge but also want to ensure that for every moment the boat is moving, your adrenaline is pumping. This is certainly a ‘laugh a minute’ activity that you will never forget!

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Pili Palas Nature World

Pili Palas Nature World

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Voted as Anglesey’s Top Family Attraction, Pili Palas Nature World is a small zoo perfect for the whole family. You can get involved with handling some of the animals, such as snakes, tarantulas, millipedes, rabbits, guinea pigs, giant snails and many more. Step into the butterfly house with its waterfalls and plants, and enjoy the experience of butterflies flying all around you. Make sure you also go and see the pygmy goats, Kune Kune pigs, hens, cockerels and meerkats. As if all of these animals aren’t exciting enough, Pili Palas also has an indoor play area for toddlers, and a giant bouncy castle and adventure playground for the older kids. If the children still have heaps of energy, there’s also a play barn and ‘Lennys Castle’ for them to enjoy.

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Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo

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Anglesey Sea Zoo boasts the biggest aquarium in Wales and has over 150 native species. Step into the No Bone Zone, the Seven Sisters Shipwreck, the Lobster Hatchery, the Seahorse Nursery, and many more underwater scenes. Are you brave enough to walk along the grids of the Shark Pool? Learn more about these fascinating underwater species with daily talks and feeds with the zoo’s biologists. For fun away from the water, enjoy the Octojump Bouncy Castle, Pirate’s Playground, Captain Jake’s Crazy Golf, Gator Swamp Boats and the Cannon Blaster. With all of this surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of the Isle of Anglesey and the Snowdonia National Park, the day will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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Beaumaris Gaol

Beaumaris Gaol

Walk into the dimly lit corridors of Beaumaris Gaol and see for yourself how prisoners in the Victorian era lived when they were imprisoned there. The largely unaltered building (built in 1829) provides an authentic experience for the thousands of people that visit every year. Wander around the jail at your own pace and see the cells, prison kitchen, hospital ward, chapel, governor’s office and the wash-house. Your self-guided audio tour tells you about the history of prisoners that were transported to the numerous penal colonies in Australia, and also the stories of two men who were executed at Beaumaris Gaol. Step into the “death cell” where prisoners used to wait for their execution, and then walk the same route they went down to get to the gallows, which are still in situ. A fascinating, and possibly haunting, day of education.

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