Island – an island off an island!
Holy Island is 12 square miles of history, sacred places, rugged landscape, nature reserves and archaeological sites surrounded by towering cliffs and beautiful beaches.
Over thousands of years people have travelled here to honour the holy places, enjoy the peace, the wildlife, the legends, the magic and re-discover themselves, but today it’s one of Wales’ best kept secrets.
Holy Island has some of Anglesey’s most dramatic coastal scenery including its highest point at the peak of Holyhead Mountain and its surrounding Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.
It also has one of the highest concentrations of prehistoric sites in Wales; including standing stones, burial chambers and Celtic hut circles. Holy Island’s most distinctive landmark and ‘must see’ attraction is the iconic South Stack lighthouse, which also has a bird-watching centre.
The beaches and coves around Trearddur Bay and Rhoscolyn are among the best in Wales.
Although joined to the rest of Anglesey by road and rail bridges, Holy Island is an island in its own right, being separated from the rest of Anglesey at high tide.
It has a distinctive feel and manages to combine a wealth of different features in a compact area.