Copper Kingdom and Parys Mountain
In the 1780s, Parys Mountain, near the town of Amlwch, was the largest copper mine in the world. Along with the thriving port, which meant copper could easily be transported overseas too, the area was firmly on the copper rush map.
For a fascinating insight into what life was like for the 1,500 workers that mined here, visit Copper Kingdom. There’s an exhibition and interactive experience, plus a beautiful walk to enjoy on Parys Mountain itself.
The unusual landscape comprises colourful layers of rock and there are several points of interest to seek out. Take a look at the windmill, the pools and the spectacular Great Opencast that was shaped by picks, shovels and gunpowder. Plus, there are incredible views of the Anglesey countryside and coast.