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THE FOUR CORNERS OF ANGLESEY

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Walk the coastal paths of the Isle of Anglesey. Walk the beaches, escarpments, dunes, sea cliffs and natural areas.

Guided Walking Holidays - The Four Corners of Anglesey

Sinking your toes into the pristine sand of a sweeping bay and listening to the music of the waves is a fine way to end a day’s rambling. Anglesey’s coastal path is one of the best kept secrets of Wales’ largest island, steeped in history, wildlife and natural beauty.

Anglesey offers a wide a variety of walks to choose from and on any walk you can pass towering cliffs, sandy beaches, woodlands, mountains, marshes and grassland.

We have chosen walks in the four corners of this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to enable you to enjoy as much of the variety of the island as possible. We walk from Malltraeth, crossing over to Llanddwyn Island, with views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula. We walk along the coastal path from Holyhead on Holy Island until we reach Trearddur Bay, stopping en route at Ellin’s Tower where you can watch nesting birds on the cliff face. You can visit Beaumaris Castle on the south coast before arriving at Penmon Priory, home of the Penmon Point lighthouse.

During your four or five walking days (depending on the length of your holiday), you enjoy a variety of views, from limestone escarpments, wide beaches and sand dunes on the southern coast to dramatic sea cliffs and remote landscapes on the northern coast.

 

*** The Four Corners at Anglesey at Christmas***

4 night departure from 23rd December 2019 - 27th December 2019 and 23rd December 2020 - 27th December 2020

Arrive on 23rd December - a mulled wine reception followed by an evening meal and entertainment at the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon.

24th December - breakfast at the hotel followed by a walk on Anglesey (walk from Malltraeth crossing over to Llanddwyn Island). Evening meal and entertainment at the hotel. 

Christmas Day - breakfast at the hotel followed by a short walk in the morning around Caernarfon. Return back to the hotel ready for a full Christmas Day Lunch. A buffet is available in the evening. 

Boxing Day - breakfast at the hotel followed by a walk on Anglesey (either our walk from Holyhead or our walk from Beaumaris). Evening meal and entertainment at the hotel. 

27th December - breakfast, farewells and departure from the hotel. 

 

***The Four Corners of Anglesey at New Year***

3 night departure from 30th December 2019 - 2nd January 2020 and 30th December 2020 - 2nd January 2021

Arrive on 30th December - a mulled wine reception followed by an evening meal at the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon.

New Year's Eve - breakfast at the hotel followed by a walk on Anglesey (walk from Malltraeth crossing over to Llanddwyn Island). The hotel will provide a Gala Dinner with evening entertainment to welcome in the New Year. 

New Year's Day - a late breakfast at the hotel followed by a local walk around Caernarfon. Back to the hotel for some free time and evening meal with entertainment. 

2nd January - breakfast, farewells and departure from the hotel. 


Subject to availability, you can book this holiday followed by our The Wonders of Snowdonia holiday as a 11 night combined holiday (tour code 79820). 

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the many clean and beautiful beaches.
  • Explore coastal towns and villages such as Beaumaris, Holyhead and Malltraeth.
  • Take in the views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en-suite accommodation.
      All transport necessary to and from the walks.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4

  1. Day 1

    Independent travel to the Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon. Check in at the hotel is from 3pm. All evening meals are taken in the hotel restaurant. 

  2. Day 2

    Your first full day walk on Anglesey starts at Malltraeth which is a lovely coastal village famous for its wildlife and the artist, Charles Tunnicliffe who lived here and painted most of his work in this area. We shall walk along the embankment to Newborough Forest (Red squirrel conservation area). Out of the forest and onto one of the finest beaches, Llanddwyn Beach, crossing over to Llanddwyn Island. From here, in good weather, we get spectacular views of Snowdonia and the Lyn Peninsula. We finish at Llyn Rhos Ddu (Marram grass sculpture and bird hide). Approximately 9 miles.

    The hotel provides evening entertainment each evening during your stay. 

  3. Day 3

    Merry Christmas! After breakfast you can join your leader for a short local walk around Caernarfon to ensure you get back to the hotel in time for the start of the Christmas celebrations. You will be provided with a full Christmas Day lunch followed by a light buffet in the evening. 

  4. Day 4

    Your leader will decide which walk on Anglesey will be best for today. You may either start at Holyhead on Holy Island from the official starting point of the coastal path, we walk along the marina to the Breakwater Park. We then ascend Holyhead Mountain, descend to South Stack lighthouse and café. Visit Ellin’s Tower where you can watch nesting birds on the cliff face or you can visit the site of a Neolithic village. We finish our walk at the South Stack Visitors Centre and tea rooms. Approximately 6 miles. Alternatively, the walk starts by the lighthouse at Penmon Point where we will walk via Penmon Priory and Dovecote to Beaumaris. There will be some free time to explore Beaumaris with its castle, period courtroom and various shops. Transport will then take us to Menai bridge where we will walk back to the hotel. Our route takes us under the Menai Suspension Bridge, the Belgian Promenade, under the Britannia Bridge and via Nelson’s column on the Menai Straits. Approximately 7½ miles. 

  5. Day 5

    Farewells and depart after breakfast. Check out is by 11am. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you on another soon. 

Travel Details

Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.

 

Nearest mainline railway station: Bangor Gwynedd (4 miles)

Nearest bus station: 3 minute walk from the hotel.

 

If travelling by train we recommend you contact a local taxi company for a quote to take you to the hotel. We can suggest you contact M & R Taxis (01286 831867) or Town Cabs (01286 676091). 



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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

The Celtic Royal Hotel

The Celtic Royal Hotel is a family owned country hotel situated in the centre of Caernarfon, just a 10 minute walk from Caernarfon Harbour and just a 5 minute walk from Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon is the 'Celtic Heart of Wales', a place where strong cultural roots are seen and heard. Caernarfon enjoys an outstanding location between the rugged peaks of the Snowdonia Mountains and a spectacular stretch of coastline which runs down the Lleyn Peninsula and out into the Irish Sea. Although the hotel is not located in Anglesey itself, it is only a 15 minute drive away. We believe we have chosen a good quality hotel in a lovely location very close to Anglesey.

The hotel has bright and airy bedrooms with en suite facilities, television, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and a fully equipped fitness suite. Complimentary Wi-Fi and free on-site parking is available.