|Location Map ( geo)|
|Other Important Destinations|
|Beaumaris • Llangefni|
|Current Highway Authorities|
|Isle of Anglesey|
|Welsh Government Roads|
Anglesey (Ynys Môn in Welsh) is a county in north-west Wales consisting of the islands of Holy Island and Anglesey itself, as well as a number of smaller islands not connected to the national road network. Anglesey was included administratively in Gwynedd between 1974 and 1996 but its county council has now been reinstated. The traditional county town is Beaumaris although the administrative centre is Llangefni.
Geography & Economy
Anglesey is Wales's only county without a foothold on the mainland, although Anglesey is linked to Holy Island and to Caernarfonshire by bridge. The county is largely low-lying, with higher land in the north and east, making it quite different from the rest of the country. The island's traditional industry is agriculture, with the island's description as Môn Mam Cymru coming from the fact it was able to feed the rest of the country. With the exception of Llangefni, the county's larger settlements are on the coast. Holyhead, at the north end of Holy Island, is a major port and provides ferry access to Ireland, whilst Benllech is a seaside resort.
Anglesey is connected to the mainland by one railway and two road bridges. Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge carries the A5, the traditional route to the port of Holyhead, while the Britannia Bridge carries the A55 North Wales Expressway and the railway line to the same destination. These three routes all cross the same causeway onto Holy Island, whilst the B4545 uses the other crossing further south. Anglesey proper is crossed by the A5 and A55 and also has a road along the coast and network of Class II roads serving the smaller villages. The A55, maintained by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent is the only trunk road on the island, emphasising the importance of Holyhead. Non-trunk roads on the island are maintained by Isle of Anglesey County Council.
|A545||Menai Bridge||Beaumaris||4.5 miles||View|
|A4080||Llanfair PG||Engedi||24.6 miles||View|
|A5025||Llanfairpwllgwyngyll||Valley / Y Fali||33.1 miles||View|
|A5114||Holyhead Road||Llangefni||1.28 miles||View|
|A5152||Cefn Du Interchange||Holyhead Road||0.28 miles||View|
|A5153||London Road, Holyhead||Kingsland Road, Holyhead||0.52 miles||View|
|A5154||London Road||Prince of Wales Road||0.6 miles||View
|B4419||Pentre Berw||Tal-y-foel pier||6.3 miles||View|
|B4420||Four Crosses, Menai Bridge||Bethel||13.9 miles||View|
|B5108||Menai Bridge||Amlwch||16.9 miles||View|
|B5420||Menai Bridge||Llangefni||6.7 miles||View
Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings