Car Hire in Anglesey
If you're planning to visit the largest island in Wales, you'll want to move around to see as much as possible. You can rent a car on Anglesey Isle through rental companies like Hertz, Practical Car and Van Rental, and Quayside. You can also choose to pick up your rental on the Welsh mainland, right before crossing the bridge onto the island. Here, you'll find companies like Wheels Hire, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, and another Practical Car and Van Rental location. Cars of all sizes, as well as vans and MPVs, are available for car rental in both Anglesey and Wales.
Car Hire at Anglesey Airport
The sole airport serving Anglesey, Wales, is Anglesey Airport (VLY). To rent a car at Anglesey Airport, head over to the Hertz car rental on the Anglesey airport property. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Nearby, you'll also have access to Practical Car and Van Rental, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Car hire can be arranged in advance through Skyscanner.
Driving in Anglesey
The main thoroughfare through the island is A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway. This is the road you take on and off the island, and all the places to hire a car in Anglesey and northwest Wales, with the exception of the Anglesey Airport Hertz car rental agency, are on or just off this road.
Before you hire a car in Anglesey, be sure you have a valid EU or English-language driver's licence. You need to be above the age of 17 years old in order to drive anywhere in Wales, including on Anglesey Island. If you are from a non-English speaking country, you must obtain an International Driver's Licence before being allowed to drive here.
While in Anglesey, you'll have easy access to drive yourself to popular attractions like Anglesey Sea Zoo, Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris Gaol Victorian prison, and Oriel Ynys Mon Museum.
Parking in Anglesey
Anglesey has a car park at its southern tip at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn for enjoying a picnic on the beach or a walk along the famed Anglesey Coastal Path. There are also pay and display car parks in Amiwich, Beaumaris, Benllech, Holyhead, Llangefni, Menai Bridge, Traeth Bychan, Trearddur Bay, and the Valley. Parking rates vary, but you can expect to spend under a dollar per hour. Visitors alternatively can purchase a one-time parking season ticket and save money parking on Anglesey Island.
The island also honours a Blue Badge Scheme, providing parking allowances for people with disabilities. You’ll find a selection of large car parks in the town of Llangefni.
Where to Go and What to See in Anglesey
There are many great drives to take your car rental on in Anglesey Island. Visit the Copper Kingdom, a copper mine dating back to the Bronze Age. Check out South Stack Lighthouse and Cliffs if you're interested in geology and would like a guided tour. Beaumaris Castle features the ruins of a castle that was rather high-tech for the 13th century. All of these sites are within 100 miles of each other.