The small village of Gaerwen can be found twenty two minutes south of Holyhead in Anglesey, North Wales. Four miles west of the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (whose longer name is one of the longest place names in the world), it is set amongst the beautiful Anglesey countryside, a perfect retreat away from urban life.
Gaerwen mixes old and modern, with two disused windmills to the north of the village and a small industrial estate to the south. Nevertheless, Gaerwen still maintains its rustic charm and its several public houses entice visitors to sit and enjoy a quiet drink whilst appreciating the surrounding countryside.
Away from the village, there is Plas Newydd, a majestic mansion house which houses a military museum and works by the artist Rex Whistler, as well as having huge gardens with lush greenery. If a museum doesn't appeal to you, then Anglesey Sea Zoo is three miles away in nearby Brynsiencyn, displaying a wonderful array of sea life, and a huge hit with children of all ages. If you want to set out from the land and into the sea, then boat trips can easily be arranged at nearby Beaumaris for cruise trips around the Menai Straits and to Puffin Island.
So if you all want is a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of town life, visit the peaceful village of Gaerwen…