Wonderful Pleasure Trips
Take a trip along the Meani Straits, within the glourious back drop setting of the mountain range of the Snowdonia national park.
The famous Menai Straits Bridge is an attraction in its own right. Thomas Telford’s chain bridge over the Menai Straits was completed in 1825 and quickly became an attraction for technically inclined tourists. The bridge comes into a life of its own as the lights are switched on each evening - a truly pleasurable experience. There are walks along the Straits too, which are a constant delight for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
Puffin Island or Ynys Seriol is an uninhabited island and is the is the ninth largest island off the coast of Wales. The Welsh name of Ynys Seiriol refers to Saint Seiriol, who established a monastic settlement on the island and on Trwyn Du on the mainland opposite the island in the 6th century. Seiriol is said to have been buried on the island.
The ruins of several ecclesiastical buildings are still visible on the island, including the remains of a 12th century church.
The island is a Special Protection Area (SPA), particularly because of the Great Cormorant colony of over 750 pairs, making it one of the largest colonies in the British Isles. It also has good numbers of Guillemot, Razorbill, Shag and Kittiwake nesting, and in recent years small numbers of Common Eider and Black Guillemot. The Puffins from which the island gets its modern English name bred in considerable numbers at one time, with up to 2,000 pairs recorded.