Day 206 Over the Bridge to Anglesey

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Bangor to Beaumaris, Anglesey

8 miles

The Liverpool Arms

Another fine day. Esta and Alan very kindly drove me back to Bangor in the morning; yet another drive along the A55, a road I’m getting to know, with all the beautiful Autumn colours of the trees on show. We arrived late morning and went for an early lunch at the end of Bangor Pier.  

Bangor Pier and Porth Penrhyn from Beaumaris
 We had a Welsh Tea – tea with welsh cakes and bara brith. I was packed off with the leftovers as a picnic.  

Esta and Alan on Bangor Pier
 I said goodbye again and headed the short distance to the Menai Suspension Bridge. It is a good-looking bridge designed by Thomas Telford and opened in 1826 to complete the London to Holyhead road (the A5).  

The Menai Bridge
Another view of the spectacular Menai Bridge
 Crossing the Menai Straits meant I was now on the Isle of Anglesey, with its 125 mile long coast path.  

 The view from the bridge was one to be savoured.  

A great view up the Menai Straits towards Bangor
so beautiful in the sunshine
 Once I was out of the aptly-named town next to the bridge, Menai Bridge, the coast path followed the minor roads along slightly higher ground. This afforded me some good views across to Snowdonia, in particular up the Nant Francon Valley to Tryfan. I did also see Snowdon. 

Looking towards Tryfan
  
Snowdon
 Beaumaris is a smart, touristy town and I arrived just as the sun was setting.  

The view from the hill above Beaumaris towards Puffin Island
approaching Beaumaris
 I wandered around to see the castle, built in 1295 by Edward I and considered the most technically perfect of his 4 North Wales castles.  

Beaumaris Castle
  
An archway in Beaumaris that apparently hosts the largest single-hinged door in the world
 The view from the end of Beaumaris’ small pier as the sun set was quite lovely. I was able to linger and enjoy it as I was staying on the high street. The room was adequate and I didn’t have to leave the premises to get some dinner.  

Sunset on Beaumaris Pier
  
Looking the other way
 

3 thoughts on “Day 206 Over the Bridge to Anglesey

  1. Zephyrine November 4, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    Anglesey photos all so familiar…! Will you walk right round the island coast?
    This extended autumn warmth makes up, I hope for the horrible wet Scottish summer?
    How much long will you be “on the road” before winter? Z x

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  2. Chris Frazer November 5, 2015 / 3:30 am

    Beautiful day with beautiful views…….lovely post. Well Done Juice.

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