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Yns Mon | Isle of Anglesey

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Welcome to Anglesey.

North west of Wales, just off the mainland’s coastline, you’ll find an island steeped in history and natural beauty. A destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
A magical place where you can inspire your senses with new sights, sounds, smells and tastes and get away from it all.

Anglesey really does have it all. Stunning landscapes, unspoilt coastlines and picturesque towns and villages just waiting to be explored. Miles of scenic walking 
and cycling routes await you, along with some of the best adventure activities in the UK and an eclectic array of local eateries, from Michelin star restaurants to fish and chips by the sea.

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Adventure Awaits

Whether you’re a water baby, a speed demon or prefer more relaxing pursuits, Anglesey’s got something for you. Take to the seas on a daring rib boat ride, explore the rolling countryside by foot or bike, or visit the islands ancient ruins and learn more about its rich culture and heritage.

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Get back to nature

Much of Anglesey’s coastline has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the island boasts a vast and diverse array of plant and animal life. Whatever the time of year, the legendary beaches offer an exceptional day out with vast stretches of sand, safe swimming and windswept bays where a bracing walk and rock pooling are the call of the day.

Don’t just take our word for it though – come and experience Anglesey for yourself.

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Things to do - Take a walk

Ynys Llanddwyn

Just off Anglesey’s southern coast, is the magical island of Llanddwyn, surrounded by beautiful secluded sands.

Parys Mountain

South of Amlwch, Parys Mountain was the site of heavy copper mining which gives it 
it’s unique landscape.

Porth Wen, Amlwch

Site of the historic disused Victorian brickworks, now a crumbling ruin to explore.

Newborough Forest

Spot red squirrels at one of the places to see them in the wild.

Anglesey Coastal Path

A 200km footpath that traces the entire coast of Anglesey.

Traeth Dynion, Amlwch

A beautiful unspoilt beach, on the North coast of Anglesey.

Holyhead Mountain

The highest point on the island of Anglesey. The views are worth the hike.

The Sites

Bryn Celli Ddu

Step back to the Neolithic times and discover Bryn Celli Ddu, an ancient burial mound, one of Wales’ famous Neolithic passage tombs. It is around 5,000 years old.

Beaumaris Castle

Built as part of Edward I’s campaign to conquer North Wales in 1282 AD.

Llynon Mill

The only working windmill in Wales, grinding oats, wheat and barley.

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At Llanfairpwllgwyngy llgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Train Station The station with the second-longest name in the world.

Bird-spotting at South Stack Lighthouse

Enjoy a close-up view of a wonderful cliff-side nesting colony where you will be able
to watch puffins, razorbills, guillemots and even some rare choughs.

Beaumaris Gaol

A prison built in 1829, 182th known for its cruel treatment of prisoners.

Anglesey Sea Zoo

An aquarium, research and education centre.



Dive right in with some island watersports. Take a powerboat trip around the coast. Or take it up a notch and take a RIB ride, one of the most popular activities on the island. Reaching speeds of over 80mph, this is not for the faint-hearted.


The island is also famous for being a windsurfing hotspot and is the perfect location for beginners who have yet to experience big waves.

Anglesey is one of the most prominent coasteering areas in Europe, and a must for all adventurers. Participants scale and climb the Anglesey cliffsides and can also jump, dive, and flop into the water below the cliffs


Zip World Fforest

An adventure packed forest experience, including zip lines, the alpine roller coaster, bouncing treetop nets and high ropes courses.



Experience the countryside on the island by horseback with the Anglesey Riding Centre


Pick up Some Menai Sea Salt

Used by Michelin-starred restaurants all around the world, Halen Môn salt is known in the most elite of foodie circles. The product is traditionally harvested directly from the waters of the Menai Straits. Halen Môn salt has its very own visitors centre – Tŷ Halen – The one-of-a-kind behind the scenes tour which includes a tutored salt tasting


Eat Out

Anglesey has a thriving food scene and some amazing options, from causal dinners 
to a romantic night out. Bon Appetite!

Pebbles Bistro

The Sea Shanty

Catch 22

The Black Lion

The Lobster Pot
Church Bay

The Oyster Catcher

Eat In

After a long day exploring you might want to head back home and put your feet up 
by the fire and eat at home with your friends.

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Ding Dong Dim Sum

Port Chippy
Port Amwlch

The Calzone Kitchen

Golden Fry

Things To Do
Cumbria & The Yorkshire Dales National Park
Welcome to Yorkshire Dales.

Welcome to a captivating journey through the heart of England’s natural wonders and cultural treasures – Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This enchanting region is a haven for those seeking unforgettable experiences. From awe-inspiring natural beauty to tantalizing culinary delights and an array of activities, The Old Dairy Barn is your ultimate sanctuary stay at while unlocking the hidden gems and rich offerings of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Discovery beckons

Discover a land where rolling hills, rugged moorlands, and pristine lakes come together to create a breath-taking tapestry of nature. Hike along ancient trails, explore charming villages, and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty that has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Here, every turn in the road reveals a new vista, and every horizon promises a fresh adventure.

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Your Gourmet Journey

But it’s not just the landscapes that will captivate your senses. Our exploration takes you on a culinary odyssey through local flavours and artisanal delights. Savour the finest traditional dishes and modern gastronomic creations crafted from the freshest ingredients sourced from these fertile lands. From hearty Cumbrian pies to delectable Yorkshire puddings, you’ll delight in the diverse and flavourful cuisine that this region has to offer.

So, embark on your journey with us and experience the wonders and riches that make Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park a must-visit.

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Things To Do - Take A walk

As we are nestled in close to the Lakes District and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park there is no shortage of activities and walks to do within a 45 minute drive of the Old Dairy Barn. Good places to get a good feel of what there is to do is and

Here are the top 5 walks around Kirkby Stephen:

Nine Standards Rigg
This is a fell walk that takes you to the summit of Nine Standards Rigg, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The walk is about 10 miles long and is considered a moderate to difficult walk

Lady Anne's Way
This is a 12-mile walk that follows the route of Lady Anne Clifford, a 17th-century noblewoman who inherited a large estate in the area. The walk takes you through beautiful countryside and historic villages

Soulby Circuit
This is a low-level circuit that takes you through the villages of Soulby and Newbiggin-on-Lune. The walk is about 10 miles long and offers views of the surrounding hills and valleys

Stenkrith Park
This is a natural park on the edge of town that offers a variety of walking trails along the River Eden. The park is a great spot for a picnic or a leisurely stroll

Frank's Bridge Picnic Area
This is another great spot for a picnic and a short walk along the River Eden. The area offers beautiful views of the river and the surrounding countryside A link to give more information on the walks are

These walks offer a range of difficulty levels and scenic views, from fell walks to riverside strolls. It’s important to always follow the Countryside Code and plan ahead before embarking on any walk. Make sure to check the specific details of each walk, such as distance, elevation, and terrain, before choosing one that suits your preferences and abilities. Enjoy exploring the beautiful landscapes around Kirkby Stephen!

Things To Do - Take A walk

Things to do - The Sights
There are several other attractions and places to visit near Kirkby Stephen, including cafes, museums, and gardens. Some of the nearby attractions include:

Appleby Castle
A 12th-century castle with guided tours, gardens, and a tea room

Ullswater and Aira Force
A lake and waterfall with walking trails and scenic views

Swaledale Museum
A museum showcasing the history and culture of Swaledale, with exhibits on lead mining, farming, and local life

Sizergh Castle and Garden
A medieval castle with a Tudor courtyard and gardens, including a rock garden and a lake

Levens Hall & Gardens
A historic house with topiary gardens, a deer park, and a gift shop

A 17th-century farmhouse with period furnishings, gardens, and a tea room

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill
A 17th-century house with gardens, orchards, and a working watermill These walks offer a range of difficulty levels and scenic views, from fell walks to riverside strolls. It’s important to always follow the Countryside Code and plan ahead before embarking on any walk. Make sure to check the specific details of each walk, such as distance, elevation, and terrain, before choosing one that suits your preferences and abilities. Enjoy exploring the beautiful landscapes around Kirkby Stephen!

Eat Out

Things to do - The Sights
Ravenstonedale is a short drive or can be 4 mile around trip walking. There are two excellent choices there. For a Fine Dinning experience we recommend The Black Swan, or a fantastic pub next to the river with a more casual atmosphere, there is The Kings Head;

  • Kirkby Stephens is a great little market town thats got plenty to offer in terms of cafes, bars, shops and restaurants.
  • There’s a superb local deli, Berry Grape and Grain. Great for wine and local cheeses. A must visit.
  • The White Hare cafe is a favorite as well. There are local butchers and bakers that are selling local foods.

There are two micro pubs that specialise in craft ales. The La’L Nook is a great place to sample local beers and friendly faces. The Old Gorge is another little gem that on occasions becomes a micro cinema for max of 18 people showing the latest blockbuster movies.

The Black Bull is a good all rounder offering good pub food as well as dart boards for those wetter days.