• Anthony Oldfield

The best way to spend 48 hours in Menai Bridge which has more than just two very famous bridges!

There is more to Porthaewthy than two world famous bridges. The gateway to the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), Menai Bridge as it's better known, lies in the shadow of the world's first iron suspension bridge, (Pont Menai) built by Thomas Telford.

And a few yards up the road is Britannia Bridge (Pont Britannia), opened 24 years later in 1850 from a prototype design by William Fairbairn and that other great Victorian engineer Robert Stephenson. The town is the first stop from the Welsh mainland and has a population of around 5,000 people.

A short walk from Menai Bridge town centre brings the visitor to the base of the Menai Suspension Bridge, from where the true scale of this remarkable structure is best appreciated. As well as being steeped in history, the town has a selection of interesting shops, including antiques, books and ironmongers. There is a good collection of pubs and restaurants catering for all tastes, including local seafood.

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