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Attractions Within Easy Reach of Rhosneigr

Aberffraw
Rhosneigr's neighbour, this former Capital of Wales offers many walks and nearby ancient sites. Home of the Llys Llewelyn countryside heritage centre. Just south of Rhosneigr on the A4080 coast road.
Anglesey Model Village
Anglesey Model Village Set in one acre of landscaped gardens and water features, this one twelfth scale model village features many of Anglesey's famous landmarks. Younger guests can ride a self drive railway around the picnic and play area. Located between Dwyran and Newborough on the A4080, just a few miles from Rhosneigr.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Large displays of Marine Life. Shop, restaurant and plenty of activities for the kids. Very popular. Located in Brynsciencyn, SW Anglesey and well signposted from the A4080
http://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk
Beaumaris
Name derived from the French "beau" (beautiful) and "maree" (sea place). Small historic and picturesque village on the Menai Strait. Edwardian Castle, Old Gaol, Museum of Childhood and annual arts festival among it's attractions.
2 miles east of Menai Bridge on the A505.
Betws-y-Coed
Picturesque village in scenic mountain setting. Swallow Falls, Fairy Glen, miniature railway and railway museum are all much visited.
On A5 in the Conwy Valley.
Bodnant Gardens
80 acres of National Trust botanical gardens. Cedars, tropical growths, camelia walks and more. A must see for all interested in gardens!
On A470 between Llandudno Junction and Llanrwst, (take the A55 east of Bangor).
Conwy
Conway Castle
Old and historic town on N. Wales coast. Important medieaval castle, Plas Mawr Elizabethan stately house, good visitor centre. Also the home of two record breakers - both the smallest house and the oldest house in Britain are to be found here.
On A55 east of Bangor and Llandudno Junction.
Dolwyddelan Castle
Birthplace of Llewelyn the Great (1173) and rebuilt 1283.
Near A470 SW of Betws-y-Coed at the head of the Lledr Valley.
http://www.castlewales.com/dolw.html
Ffestiniog Railway
Narrow guage 19th Century railway through beautiful scenery between Porthmadog and  Blaenau Ffesiniog.
Starts at Porthmadog Station.
http://www.festrail.co.uk
Greenwood Centre Forest Heritage and Adventure Park
Greenwood Centre
Lots of activities for the whole family. The Greenwood Forest Heritage Centre houses a unique forest heritage exhibition and offers a host of activities from the excitement of longbow shooting to peaceful woodland walks.
Y Felinhelli, off the B4366 near Bethel
http://www.greenwood-centre.co.uk/ 
Henblas Park
Family fun. Activities include falconry display, pony rides, tractor tours, farm animals and lamb feeding, sheepdog display, dragon train ride, pet corner, face painting, crazy golf and lots more.
In Bodorgan near Llangefni and well signposted from the A5 - just a few miles from Rhosneigr.
Holyhead Mountain
Visit South Stack lighthouse and birdwatching station. Impressive views and a must for ornithologists. Also ancient hill fort and prehistoric hut circles.
Follow the A5 towards Holyhead and then follow signs.
http://www.britainexpress.com/countryside/coast/holyhead.htm
Llangefni
Market town in centre of Anglesey. Home of the excellent Oriel Ynys Mon art gallery and Welsh culture centre.
Well signposted from the A5.
Llandudno
Victorian resort with excellent shopping, bowling, theatre and dry ski slope. Take the cable car to the top of the Great Orme and visit the Orme ancient copper mines.
On A546 north of Llandudno Junction. 
Llanfair P.G.
Or to give it it's full name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch
(St. Mary's Church in a hollow by the white hazelnear the rapid whirlpool and St. Tysilio's Church by the Red Cave). Probably the most photographed railway station sign in the world! Also nearby is the Marquis of Anglesey's Column (1816), offering panoramic views of Anglesey and Snowdonia.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Underground tramway tours of Slate Quarry. Shop, smithy, history, etc...
On A470 between Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog.
Pili Palas
Pili Palas - Butterfly Palace
Walk through tropical butterfly house, creepie-crawlie gallery, cuddly animals and more. Excellent for kids!
Between Britannia and Menai Bridges on Anglesey. Well signposted.
http://www.pilipalas.co.uk
Penhryn Castle
Penhryn Castle, Bangor
Ornate and opulent National Trust stately home with lovely gardens and rich in history. Has many theme days, especially geared towards children. A truly great day out.
Just outside Bangor off the A55 and well signposted.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Plas Newydd
Plas Newydd
Home of the Marquess of Anglesey and maintained by the National Trust. Superbly located on the Menai Strait and offering fine architecture, sweeping lawns and plenty of history, this is highly recommended.
Near Brittania Bridge (on the Anglesey side).
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Portmeirion
Portmeirion Unique Italianate village (setting for "The Prisoner" TV series). Very pretty and with unusual exotic flora and fauna. Very popular.
On A487 between Penrhyndeadraeth and Porthmadog.
Snowdon
Snowdon
Walk or take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit (3,560 ft) and enjoy the view. Restaurant and shop at top. Check the weather first!
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Welsh Mountain Zoo Plenty of wild animals inc. apes, lions, alligators and bird of prey flying displays. Good restaurant and shop. Excellent family day out. Near Colwyn Bay and well signposted from the A55.
http://www.welshmountainzoo.org

 
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