In the far north westerly reaches of Wales you will find the county of Anglesey. Separated from mainland Wales by the Menai Strait, Anglesey is an island enjoying a solitary but romantic setting. The county also includes Holy Island just off south west Anglesey. Much of the miles and miles of coastline has been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and you only need to visit to learn why! The Skerries are collection of rocky islets which are popular with divers due to a number of wrecks; South Stack near Holyhead is rife with bird life, and is home to a great number of interesting species. The largest settlement is Holyhead on Holy Island, home to a busy ferry port, linking the island to Ireland. The county town is Llangefni, located centrally, on the banks of the river Cefni, the attractive town is a beautiful tourist spot. Beaumaris is home to Edward I’s impressive moated fortification Beaumaris Castle, and there are a number of other notable buildings worth visiting in the town. Anglesey is also home to the village with the longest name in Europe. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was given this rather extended version of its original name as an early example of a publicity stunt to attract visitors!