Nelson's Statue - Llanfairpwll
This Statue to Nelson is situated on the beautiful shores of the Menai Straits between the majestic Britannia Bridge and the beautiful stately home Plas Newydd home to the then Paget Family. It was Admiral Lord Paget who wanted to commemorate Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, so he purchased, and had this statue erected on the shores of the Menai Strait which could be seen from his ancestral home at Plas Newydd.
Anglesey Coastal Path - Nelson's Statue
Section 7 of the Anglesey Coastal Path which travels from the beautiful seaside town of Beaumaris along the Menai Strait, past the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia bridge to Moel Y Don passes the section of shoreline near Llanfairpwll where you can see Nelson’s statue. Section 7 map here
When there is a high tide, you may need to wait a short period of time to follow the section of the Coastal Path which is just after the statue, further sections allow you to come up from the shore and through part of a field.
Quiet and Peacefull
This section of the Menai Strait, like many others, is quite remote, and other than the slight hum of traffic travelling over the Britannia bridge very often all you can here is the sound of the water lapping and the local birds like Oyster catchers. A very special place if your looking for “peace and quiet” to contemplate.