Although Snowdonia is seen as the most wonderful landscape in North Wales there are many others including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as Llyn Peninsula with some of the best beaches Wales has to offer and in the east, there's the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, the scenic gateway to the region. The Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon in Welsh) is an island with its own unique character. It is known for its fantastic coastline, ancient history and maritime heritage. The island is reached by travelling over one of two fantastic bridges over the water of the Menai Straits, both marvels of 19th-century engineering. Many visitors are drawn to the numerous beautiful sandy beaches and stunningly dramatic sea cliffs. Anglesey has 125 miles of coastline in all, most of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and there is a wonderfully scenic coastal path encircling the whole island.