Featured • September 09, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
Anglesey is a picturesque island where everyone should have the opportunity to explore the many things there are to see and do. Uncover a range of accessible places to visit in Anglesey, from impressive art galleries and stately castles to peaceful nature reserves.
Please note, that whilst every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the details provided, we recommend contacting the locations before your visit to confirm their suitability for your specific needs.
In the heart of Anglesey, Oriel Môn stands as a beacon of culture and art, paying a rich tribute to the island’s heritage. This renowned gallery and museum hasn’t just captivated visitors with its exhibitions but it boasts comprehensive accessibility features.
This includes the availability of four reserved parking spots, a flat entrance at the main doorway, and continuous step-free routes across all communal spaces. Additional amenities comprise a unisex accessible restroom, and induction loops situated at both the Gallery shop and reception area.
Visitors can take a breather on the wooden benches strategically placed throughout the venue, and it’s noteworthy that Oriel Môn welcomes all service, hearing, and assistance dogs across its premises. Contact the museum in advance to hire a wheelchair for your visit.
Beaumaris Castle welcomes visitors with various accessibility features. Close to the monument, two dedicated accessible parking spaces are available, with additional spots in nearby charging car parks, approximately 200 metres from the castle entrance.
The visitor centre, located beside the castle, can be reached via a flat and even footpath. The centre grants easy access with automatic doors and a low-profile admission desk. Although there are no onsite toilets, public restrooms with accessible facilities are available 50m away. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the grounds.
Much of the castle’s grandeur can be appreciated from the ground level, with the majority of areas covered in well-maintained grass, except for the pathway from the outer to the inner ward which is gravelled.
To explore the intricacies within the castle, be prepared for narrow staircases consisting of 10-15 steps each, leading to uneven floor surfaces and corridors. For those keen on experiencing the wall walks, brace for a considerable number of steps. Throughout your exploration, you’ll find handrails and portable induction loops to assist, although it’s advised to be cautious due to narrow doorways often encountered within the corridors.
South Stack Nature Reserve
RSPB South Stack, perched atop the cliffs surrounding South Stack and Holyhead Mountain, offers scenic views, enjoyable walks, and rich wildlife experiences for individuals with varying abilities. The facility houses a visitor centre, shop, and cafe, all situated on a flat level, along with accessible toilets. Although Ellin’s Tower features steep steps to reach the first-floor viewing area, a ground-floor TV monitor showcases the seabird colony to all visitors. Registered assistance dogs are permitted both inside the visitor centre and across the reserve, including Ellin’s Tower.
The Visitor Centre’s car park accommodates seven Blue Badge spaces adjacent to the main entrance, where a small ramp leads to a wide but heavy door; assistance is available if needed. Inside, the centre provides easy access to information and a wheelchair-friendly service counter.
It’s worth noting that roads to the reserve are narrow and uneven in places with some steep inclines.
Plas Newydd House and Garden
Plas Newydd House and Garden, a historic country house nestled amidst breathtaking gardens, is committed to offering an accessible and enjoyable visit for everyone. This includes 6 accessible spaces just 55m from the visitor reception, shop and café which have level access (the exit door has ramped access). There are pick-up and drop-off points located adjacent to the house.
Navigating around the beautiful grounds is facilitated by level access routes (see property map online for more details). Within the house, all ground floor rooms are level access with a ramp in the Whistler Dining Room. It’s worth noting that there is no lift access to the first floor.
Accessible toilets can be found next to the visitor car park in the Old Dairy and induction loops are installed at all the till points throughout the property. Large print menus and wheelchairs are available on request. Powered mobility vehicles are allowed in the house at the discretion of the staff.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey Sea Zoo is a visitor-friendly attraction with comprehensive accessibility features. Assistance dogs are welcomed in all areas, and there are four accessible parking spaces, located just 10 metres from the entrance. The facility is designed for easy access throughout, with unisex restrooms located near the entrance.
While the aquarium mostly offers step-free access, there are steps to reach the pier tank from above (alternative views available) and the top deck in the bistro (there is an alternative route) The gift shop is wheelchair accessible. If required tables can be reserved at The Rockpool café. Self-propelling wheelchairs can be borrowed from the admissions desk, preferably with prior reservation.
Pili Palas Nature World
Pili Palas Nature World, a haven for nature enthusiasts, is equipped with facilities to accommodate guests with disabilities. Three parking spaces near the ramped main entrance are designated for disabled visitors. The venue, including the shop and café, is wheelchair friendly, although it is important to note that the nature trail is not accessible for wheelchairs. A disabled toilet is available. One wheelchair is available for loan. While the park restricts the entry of dogs to protect its animals, guide dogs for the visually impaired are an exception, but must be controlled well.
Newborough Beach and Forest
The Newborough National Nature Reserve warmly welcomes all visitors, offering a variety of inclusive facilities for a pleasant and accessible visit. The wheelchair-friendly Lake View Trail, which starts from the Llyn Parc Mawr car park, promises a scenic exploration of the reserve’s beauty. Visitors can avail of complimentary disabled parking spaces and accessible toilets at the Beach car park. Additionally, the reserve features two accessible exercise stations on the Trim Trail and adaptive equipment-friendly paths like the Bikequest Nature Challenge and the Corsica Bike Trail, ensuring a delightful experience for everyone.
Other Places Accessible Things To Do Include
- Benllech Beach: Benllech is a favoured destination among the island’s beaches, renowned for its pristine golden sand and crystalline blue waters that offer a safe haven for swimming and wading. The beach is well-equipped with superior facilities that ensure accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
- Promenade and Pier at Beaumaris
- Holyhead Breakwater Country Park – Paths about the lake are accessible to wheelchair users
- Cors Bodeilio NNR – The Fen Walk is a ¾ mile/1.2 kilometres (30 minutes), flat accessible walk along a 1.4 metre-wide boardwalk. There are resting benches every 300 metres. Details
- The Dingle LNR – A wooden boardwalk that winds its way along the Cefni, which allows access to many parts of the reserve.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your trip, the Driftwood, our boutique guesthouse, might be able to help. Get in touch and see if our annex is suitable for your stay.