Getting to GeoMôn UNESCO Global Geopark

Anglesey is very easy to reach :

Fly

Eastern Airways operates return flights between Cardiff and Anglesey twice daily. View timetable 

Train

There are mainline trains from all over the UK via Chester then along the scenic North Wales coast via Llandudno junction and Bangor with great views of Anglesey after you leave Conwy.  They cross the Menai Strait on Stephenson’s magnificent Britannia Bridge, constructed from Carboniferous limestone quarried at Penmon.  Express trains stop only at Bangor and Holyhead but local trains stop at several stations, including Llanfair PG, Bodorgan, Ty Croes, Rhosneigr, Valley – view rail details and timetables.

Britannia Bridge

Britannia Bridge as rebuilt after the fire [John Conway]

Bus

Buses run from Bangor across Telford’s Menai Bridge, again constructed from Carboniferous limestone quarried at Penmon to Porth Aethwy (Menai Bridge town) from where there is a network of local buses on Anglesey – view bus details and timetables.

Menai Suspension Bridge

Menai Suspension Bridge [John Conway]

Coach

National Express coaches from many locations across the UK drop off and pick up at the ferry terminal in Holyhead.

Ferry

Holyhead is the major port for crossing from the UK to the Republic of Ireland. Ferries are operated by Stena Line and Irish Ferries  to Dublin

Ferries in Holyhead harbour

Ferries in Holyhead harbour [John Conway]

Car

You can reach Anglesey either by the scenic route through Snowdonia via the A5 [built as the main highway from London to the Irish ferry crossing at Holyhead] from the English border near Shrewsbury, or the A55 dual carriageway along  the north coast from near Chester, both roads meet just outside Bangor and give two options to cross the Menai Strait, the original road crossing on Menai Bridge or the upper deck of the Britannia Bridge constructed after the disastrous fire destroyed Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge.

Cycle

The National Cycle Network Route 5 runs right along the North Wales coast, crosses the iconic Menai Bridge and runs across the middle of Anglesey to Holyhead.  sustransThere are several cycle routes around Anglesey including Lon Las Copr which visits several GeoMôn sites and has GeoMôn information on its boards.

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