As many of you know, crossing the Britannia Bridge is the point at which you relax and look forward to your time on Anglesey. You’ll also have noticed the little church that peeks out from the Menia side of the Strait. Church Island is home to St.Tysilio’s church. It is a beautiful and historic site that attracts visitors from all over the world, and is even still used for weddings. The church has a rich history dating back to the 6th century when it was founded by St. Tysilio, a Welsh saint and son of the King of Powys.
Next time you’re visiting Anglesey, we would highly recommend making a stop on Church Island, in Menai Strait. The secluded island can be accessed through a small causeway from Belgian Promenade (take care at high tide) and is only a 5 minute walk from a public car park.
You can complete a short circular walk from Menai Bridge to Church island for magnificent views of the Menai Suspension Bridge. This 1.3km walk takes you through a woodland nature reserve and will cross over the causeway taking you round the island’s perimeter. You can get the route here! Keep an eye out for red squirrels, oystercatchers, heroins and seals!
St. Tysilio Church
The church has undergone several transformations over the centuries, with the current structure dating back to the 15th century. During the warmer months you can usually access St.Tysilio’s church during the day where you can see the original wooden trusses, stained glass windows and intricate carvings.
Whether you’re a nature lover, interested in history, or just looking to explore more of Anglesey, Church Island is a must visit destination.
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