Top Tourist Attractions and Places to Photograph in Anglesey, Wales
South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey, Wales
Exact location for this photograph: 53.306962, -4.695703
Probably the most beautiful lighthouse location I've seen and the top attraction on the island. It's best photographed at sunset. The South Stack (constructed 1809) near Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales - The lighthouse was designed to allow safe passage on the dangerous Dublin to Holyhead or Liverpool sea routes. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse.
The Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Wales
Exact location for this photograph: 53.216415, -4.196380
This fantastic bridge is best photographed at sunrise. Britannia Bridge, Menai Strait, Anglesey, Wales. This bridge was designed originally by Robert Stephenson as a tubular bridge, it connects the island of Anglesey to mainland Wales. After a fire in 1970 it was rebuilt as a steel truss arch bridge, carrying road and rail traffic. The statue is of Admiral Nelson. Behind the bridge unfortunately are large pylons and numerous wires crossing the Menai Strait, I must have spent 4 hours in Photoshop clone stamping it out.
Twr Mawr, Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, Wales
Exact location for this photograph: 53.135975, -4.415455
This lighthouse is best photographed at sunset. Twr Mawr, Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn), Newborough Warren, Anglesey, Wales - Llanddwyn is not technically an island, as it remains attached to the mainland at all but the highest tides. It provides excellent views of Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula. The Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait. The lighthouse Tŵr Mawr (modeled on the windmills of Anglesey) was built in 1845. This was my second visit here, I underestimated the distance of the walk for my first outing and arrived too late. I was fortunate I had such an amazing sky for my second time around!
Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, Wales
Exact location for this photograph: 53.215372, -4.201302
The dockside is best photographed at sunrise. Ffordd, Llanfair-pwllgwyngyllgogerych-wyrndrobwllllantysilio-gogogoch, Anglesey, Wales (alternatively known as Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG) - I took this at sunrise after photographing the Britannia Bridge further along the Menai Strait. The town name is the second longest official one word place name in the world!
St Cwyfan's Church, Anglesey, Wales
Exact location for this photograph: 53.188489, -4.491272
This church is best photographed at sunset. St Cwyfan's Church (Eglwys Bach y Mor), Church in the Sea, Cribinau, Anglesey, Wales. This tiny medieval 12th century chapel encircled by a sea wall is dedicated to the St Kevin, who founded the monastery across the sea at Glendalough in Ireland. The chapel original stood at the end of a peninsula between two bays, Porth Cwyfan and Porth China, but over time the sea has eroded the bays and the peninsula was cut off, turning it into an island.
Exact location for this photograph: 53.311609, -4.041492
This lighthouse is best photographed at sunrise. Trwyn Du Lighthouse Lighthouse (aka Menai Lighthouse or Penmon Lighthouse), Penmon, Anglesey, Wales - The lighthouse is located between Dinmor Point near Penmon and Ynys Seriol, or Puffin Island. The lighthouse is 95 feet high and erected in 1838. The lighthouse was built following a disaster, on 17 August 1831, when an steamer, The Rothsay Castle, ran aground and near Puffin Island killing 130 people.
Natural Arch at Porth Wen, Anglesey, Wales
Exact location for this photograph: 53.423815, -4.405882
The area is best photographed at sunrise. The natural arch at Porth Wen Abandoned Brickworks, Anglesey, Wales - The brickworks, located at Cemaes Bay on the north Anglesey coastline, closed at the start of the First World War, it has since fallen into decay, but offers some wonderful opportunities for photographers! Be careful though, there are big drops and uneven ground.