Ynys Llanddwyn, not just an island but a storybook of legends, is the perfect place to explore the rich tales of Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Celebrated on January 25th, St. Dwynwen’s Day is a heartfelt tradition in Wales, rooted in stories and songs passed down through generations.
Dwynwen’s legend, a tale of love, heartache, and divine wishes, is as captivating as the scenic beauty of Ynys Llanddwyn itself. Whether she chose a life dedicated to God over marriage, or was forbidden to marry her true love, the essence of her story is her selfless wishes and the establishment of her church on this mystical island.
While exploring the island, you’re not just stepping into history but also experiencing a place where love seems to resonate in the air. The well-known Dwynwen’s Well, famed for its love-predicting eels, adds to the island’s allure, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking a deeper connection with Anglesey’s heritage.
Stay in the Heart of Anglesey’s Charm
After a day of exploration, unwind at one of our nearby properties. Choose from The Brackens in Malltraeth, a haven for relaxation or Ty Capel Bach in Hermon, offering a serene escape, or The Eagles in Aberffraw, a cosy cottage five minute drive from Newborough.
Each property promises a comfortable and memorable stay, enveloped in the natural beauty of Anglesey.
Savour Local Flavours and Unwind
Complete your adventure with a visit to local eateries. Pack a picnic for a day at Ynys Llanddwyn and Newborough Beach, or indulge in a late lunch at dog-friendly spots like Caffi Wiwer Goch or the Whistle Stop Cafe. Experience the nostalgia and enchantment that these local cafes offer.
A Gentle Reminder
Be mindful of tide times when visiting Ynys Llanddwyn, as it becomes an island at high tide. Also, adhere to dog walking restrictions on Newborough Beach from May 1st to September 30th.
Discover more about Newborough Beach and its trails at Natural Resources Wales and engage with the enchanting red squirrels in Newborough Forest, thanks to the efforts of Red Squirrels Trust Wales.
Join us for a journey filled with history, beauty, and love at Anglesey – where memories are waiting to be made.
Happy Saint Dwynwen’s Day!