Things to Do!
Situated off the main A5025, Gwendon is conveniently situated to visit anywhere on the Isle of Anglesey, with most locations being no more than 30-35 mins drive away. The wonderful sights of North Wales are on our doorstep, with the likes of Caernarfon and its historic castle being only 25 miles away.
Anglesey has a packed calendar of events that take place throughout the year. There are food festivals, children’s events, music performances, agricultural shows and fairs, particularly in spring & summer. Keep up-to-date with the latest What’s On in Anglesey on the Visit Anglesey website.
Anglesey is blessed with outstanding scenery and has some beautiful blue flag beaches, with Benllech, Church Bay, Llanddona, Llanddwyn, Porth Dafarch and Trearddur Bay being named as some of the best in Wales. Lligwy beach is lovey and safe for children, with shallow waters and golden sand. It’s a mere 10-minute drive from Gwendon.
For guests with dogs, there are plenty of beaches where your pooches are allowed, although there are some beaches where dogs may be restricted at certain times of the year. See the individual beach descriptions for further information on The Beach Guide.
Amlwch Town & Port
Whilst Gwendon is semi-rural, it’s conveniently situated just a few minutes walk from the historic industrial market town of Amlwch, which is situated on the north eastern corner of the island. A small port town with a long history of working traditions, it was once a busy port but now a quaint and peaceful town, with a good selection of local shops, bars, cafes, takeaways, restaurants and a weekly Friday market. The town boasts a great leisure centre including a large & small swimming pool.
Amlwch Port is home to the historic old port and Copper Kingdom Centre. Whilst in use since early times, the general form and layout of the harbour dates from the late eighteenth century when the port became the main port and smelting site for the copper mines in North Wales, most significantly that at Parys Mountain. It also developed as a ship-wrighting port and has a surviving shipyard, dry-dock and sail loft, which is well worth a visit to the exhibition centre featuring maritime & industrial history, as well as a cafe.
Parys Mountain is on our doorstep and is a must-visit location. There is a network of walks around the weird landscape of the ancient copper mine. A sight not to be missed is the spectacular Great Opencast – shaped by miners using nothing more than picks. There’s still a reserve of over 7.5 million tonnes of copper beneath the old mine! See our blog for further details on our trip to Parys Mountain and Copper Kingdom Centre.
The Anglesey Coastal Path is a 140 mile path that goes right round the island and you can join it from a mere stone’s throw from Gwendon. A 6-minute walk from the coastal path brings you to one of Anglesey’s hidden gems, the beautiful creek, known as Traeth Dynion. At low tide, it reveals a lovely small sandy beach, with coral waters that are reminiscent of somewhere exotic. It’s perfectly safe for swimming and crabbing. Another favourite coastal walk is from Point Lynas to Amlwch Port. Dotted around the coastal path are benches. Dolphins and porpoises are regularly seen playfully frolicking.
Fishing and Golf
Fishing and golf are popular pastimes across Anglesey and guests don’t have to travel far to play golf at Bull Bay Golf Club or fish at various locations. Bull Bay Golf club is around a mile away. Walking along the coastal path will take around 25 mins, whilst it’s less than 5 mins drive by car