MENAI BRIDGE

Just A Nice Little Town on the Menai Straits



Please think of Menai Bridge as another welcoming threshold to Anglesey.

To cross over the Classic designed Suspension Bridge from the Bangor side really is a delight.

Drive - and concentrate - so your friends & family can enjoy the beauty of the Menai Straits.



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ON THE MENAI STRAITS

MENAI BRIDGE SECOND PAGE

THE BRITANNIA BRIDGE

BEAUTIFUL MENAI STRAITS WALK

COED CYRNOL WOODLAND WALK

MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY COLUMN



Menai Bridge - Menai Straits Evening Image

BEAUTIFUL ANGLESEY TOWN ON THE MENAI STRAITS


The beauty of the Menai Straits brings together the blue sea, the sky and the woodland that cascades down to its shorelines.

Menai Bridge exists in two parts: the residential town above and the town centre below. It is from the town centre that we access the beauty of the Menai Straits, to discover and walk under the World Famous Suspension Bridge.

Learn about the commercial necessity of Thomas Telford's Suspension Bridge and of it's vital political role in the 1820s.

Then, there's the Britannia Bridge, Romans & Druids down to your right and, to your left ..(Ahhh... Beaumaris...)

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Thomas Telford's Suspension Bridge - Menai Bridge

MENAI BRIDGE SECOND PAGE


There's so much to write about this lovely little town that I was obliged to generate a second page. And here it is.

Think of Menai Bridge as two lovely places to visit: the Town and the banks of the Menai Straits. Sunshine or rain, I really enjoy walking about the town.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path will bring you along the Menai Straits from directly below the Britannia Bridge more less directly into the town itself.

Also, let me tell you about the night I fought a pirate at the Plas Newydd Estate and was killed. It could have been really messy.

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Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge

THE BRITANNIA BRIDGE


Telford’s Suspension Bridge was constructed at Porth Aethwy because it is the narrowest crossing point on the Menai Straits.

Also, construction was made easier because the mathematics for stress and plain economics showed that a column could be placed directly on an island near the Anglesey side – Ynys y Moch (Pig Island).

There was a directive imposed on Robert Stephenson that the Britannia Bridge should be a minimum 100 feet height above the Menai Straits. Otherwise the tall-masted naval ships Could never have passed beneath.

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Menai Bridge Evening Beauty

BEAUTIFUL MENAI STRAITS WALK


I have always liked Menai Bridge. Ever since my college days. It is one of many special places on Anglesey which offers you an absolutely lovely sunny evening walk.

Before or after a meal in the restaurants of the town, it either opens your heart and stomach to the wonders of a good meal or aids digestion in a calming and reassuring manner.

There are five main sights worth seeing: The Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge, Ynys Gorad Goch, the Britannia Bridge, the Marquess of Anglesey Column and Nelson’s Statue on the Straits.

Each is worth a visit on its own if time is short.

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Coed Cyrnol Local Nature Reserve

COED CYRNOL WOODLAND WALK


Coed Cyrnol is a delightful walk through a small woodland Local Nature Reserve located on the banks of the Menai Straits between Thomas Telford’s Suspension Bridge and St Tysilo’s Church Island.

Coed Cyrnol and this entire stretch of the Menai Straits is a Marine Conservation Area, which means that in addition to its Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a fascinating place to vist and observe Nature at work from close at hand.

In addition to its designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a fascinating place to visit and observe Nature from close at hand.

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Marquess of Anglesey View of Menai Straits

MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY COLUMN


The Marquess Column overlooking the Britannia Bridge in Llanfair PG is a test of your mettle and your muscles.

To walk up to the viewing platform will leave you breathless after 115 steps - with the odd one looking decidedly rickety.

The horizontal view from the viewing platform 90 feet up is staggering. While the vertical view can be frightening.

Did you there was - allegedly - an exhibit in Belgium of the first Marquess of Anglesey’s detached leg. Gross or Brilliant?

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