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Trains to Anglesey

Visitors to Anglesey cannot help but fall in love with this island, located on the northwest coastline of Wales. Famous for its beaches, castles and outstanding natural beauty, Anglesey is one of those places you must visit. 

Going back in history, Anglesey has long been associated with druids who struck fear into the hearts of Roman invaders. After the Romans finally overcame the druids inhabiting the island Anglesey was mined for its copper. Today the foundations of several Roman buildings are still visible including the fort at Holyhead and one at Aberffraw. As with many of Britain's roads, the road from Holyhead to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll follows the path of the original Roman road today. 

Fast forward to the 19th century the Menai Suspension bridge was opened connecting the island to the mainland. Before the bridge opened, farmers taking cattle to market had the tricky task of persuading herds to swim across Menai Strait. Designed by Thomas Telford the much-needed bridge opened in 1826 between Bangor and Porthaethwy. To this day, the suspension bridge remains a popular tourist attraction. 

Anglesey often features in quizzes as home to the village with the longest name in the whole of the UK, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. 

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Visiting Anglesey

There is something for everyone on the island including a zoo, theme park, castles, museums, nature reserves, mountains, gardens and so much more. 

Served by two train stations, Holyhead and Bangor trains from London take a little over 3 hours. Manchester, just over two hours, Birmingham 2 1/2 hours and Chester less than an hour away.