Château Experiences & Activities
Things to do in Anglesey
Located in North Wales, recently chosen as one of the best places in the world to visit in 2017. we’re spoilt for dramatic landscapes, rolling hills and breathtaking natural beauty (make sure you pack your camera!). Whichever direction you turn, you will be faced with another WOW factor view not only worthy of a watercolour, but also a place in your memory in years to come.
Begin by kicking back and relaxing in the luxurious and comfortable surroundings of our grade ll-listed hotel, unwind in our award-winning restaurant and recharge with an amble around our enchanting grounds. When you’re feeling refreshed and energised and in the mood for action and excitement, we’ll be only too happy to oblige, pointing you in the right direction of adventure and discovery in North Wales. Take to the hills of Snowdonia, amble around the idyllic Isle of Anglesey or take to the waters of the Menai Strait and create a unique adventure as you live it.
Cast your eyes on your next adventure, whether it’s inside (for the more relaxing exploits) or out (perfect for adrenaline junkies). Or get a real taste of blood-pumping action with a trek up the mountains of Snowdonia and see if you can reach the peaks. Château Rhianfa is a great base to unwind, relax and recharge in a fantastic location that’s great for exploring. North Wales is the adventure capital of the UK, well-known for kayaking, coasteering, paddle boarding, zip wires and much more! We’ve listed a few of the most popular activities below, however if an activity that interests you isn’t mentioned simply ask just ask and we will do our best to organise it for you.
What better place to enjoy the fun experience of wine tasting than the atmospheric Wine Caves in our French-style Château. Learn how to perfect your ‘sniff, swirl and slurp’ technique before embarking on an exciting journey around the world, traveling through taste as you sample a range of wines from cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, to chardonnay, moscato and riesling. (Over 18’s only.)
Shake and stir your favourite cocktails with all the much-loved fun and theatre in the unique ambience of our grade ll-listed Château. Learn to make the perfect martini that would even impress 007 as you taste the difference between a Cosmopolitan and a Kamikaze, sip on the perfect Margarita and have a go at making a Blue Hawaii. (Over 18’s only.)
Ignite the adventurous spark within you during a fun-fuelled RIB ride along the Menai Strait with Snowdonia’s mountain’s making an impressive picture-perfect backdrop – a trip to Anglesey wouldn’t be complete without it. Feel the ripple of the waves beneath you as you as you take in some of the finest of Welsh landscapes during an exciting sightseeing excursion like no other.
Embark on an exciting tour of our unique surroundings and explore the magnificent architecture of our French-style Château with and discovery around every corner. Uncover the fairytale story behind our unique character immersed with our Welsh roots here in Anglesey. Amble around our enchanting grounds, walk along our private jetty and look out on the captivating landscape of our waterside location with a magical backdrop over the peaks of Snowdonia.
Join us for a gin tasting experience and taste your way over borders and seas on a ginjourney which will leave you an expert, and full of gin!
Minimum of 2 people required.
We have our own tennis court in the gardens and can provide racquets and balls if the mood takes you. Enjoy a game or set up a tournament and get competitive!
A place that inspires all of your senses, the Isle of Anglesey has something for everyone within its beautiful patchwork landscapes worthy of watercolours, idyllic picture-postcard towns and villages as well as miles of beautiful coastline. Whether you want to see or do (we recommend you see it first to believe such a place exists), use our magnificent French-style Château as a luxury base for exploring and let us indulge the before and after with good food and comfortable rooms. With over 220 square miles of natural beauty to explore, a wealth of heritage enriched with culture and some rather daydreamy landscapes – go fourth on foot, wheels or even on water – the opportunities are endless with an exciting discovery and everlasting memory at the end of each one.
Alternatively should you be looking to explore more of what Wales have to offer, we have partnered with Celticos.
The Celticos ‘All of Wales Guided Tour’ and ‘Sightseeing Day Tours’ of North Wales are bespoke chauffeur guided tours created and tailored to the client’s requirements and preferences. The ‘All of Wales Guided Tours’ provide an excellent opportunity to travel through the whole of the country.
Château Rhianfa on the Isle of Anglesey offers an ideal location as a base to visit Snowdonia & Anglesey as part of your ‘All of Wales Guided Tour ‘or as a venue for touring and exploring North Wales.
Discover Snowdonia National Park
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a sight-seeing enthusiast or a gentle ambler, Snowdonia has it all. Beautiful landscapes, stunning coastline, some peaky looking mountains, and then there’s The Snowdonia National Park which is an enchanting wonderland in itself. We’ll point you in the right direction of all the best culture spots, let you in on all the good routes up Mount Snowdon, whether you want to go on foot or train it on the famous Snowdonia Mountain Railway that will take you to the highest mountain in England and Wales for incredible views across the beautiful Welsh countryside – we wouldn’t call it cheating, we’d say it’s sight-seeing!
Places to Visit
Our magnificent grade ll-listed Château in Anglesey is an extraordinary place in itself. However once you’ve finished exploring our enchanting grounds, discover the alluring poetry of the Welsh countryside that forms part of our charming character. The colourful patchwork of the rolling hills of Snowdonia stands as our backdrop, blended together with the flowing waters of the Menai Straits, it’s a picture worthy of a watercolour. And, while you’re with us, it’s all yours with Château Rhianfa hosting the perfect base for exploring Anglesey and North Wales. As the adventure capital of the UK you’ll never be short of places to inspire your next move – for outdoorsy types it will leave you cock-a-hoop. You don’t even have to venture far from our doorstep to go on an exciting ramble or mountain bike trek. We’ll happily point you in the right direction for anything you fancy allowing you to go forth at your own pace on a whole new and exciting adventure.
Just 16 miles from the Château is Pant Du Vineyard which lies at the foothills of Snowdonia. Pant Du Vineyard offers spectacular views over the mountain range as well as producing award winning Wines and Cider. Pant Du offer a range of tours and group trips.
Marvel at over 150 weird and wonderful creatures from around our coasts including the Lobster Hatchery and Seahorse Nursery, then walk the over-whelming Shark Pool and glimpse huge fish in the Kelp Forest.
A wonderful place to watch thousands of breeding seabirds including razorbills and puffins. Visitors may tour the former engine room before climbing to the top of the lighthouse to see the lamp and some amazing views.
The last of the castles built by King Edward I in Wales, the most sophisticated example of medieval military architecture in Britain. A fantastic day out right on our doorstep!
Visit Penrhyn Quarry and experience the longest zip line in the world. Over a mile in length you can fly solo through the skies at over 100mph, 500ft up in the air!
The world’s first subterranean playground of its kind. This surreal experience is set within a disused slate cavern installed with massive bouncy nets to jump around in.
Just over 30 minutes from Château Rhianfa, the Anglesey Race Circuit provides the opportunity to watch high speed motorsports events or to take a supercar for a spin yourself.
Actions speak louder than words with an energised wealth of opportunity to try a new adventure here at Château Rhianfa in Anglesey. From coasteering to jet skiing down the Menai Strait, have a go at kayaking or fish for your supper with our lobster pot experience and impress chef with your hunter-gathering skills.
Put on your spray skirt, your buoyancy aid, jump in your vessel and get exploring the Menai Straits and the stunning scenery that surrounds the Château.
A blend of rock-hopping, swell-riding, cave-exploring and cliff-jumping for the ultimate aquatic adventure. En route you’ll even discover wildlife and beautiful scenery too.
Rock climbing and abseiling can be one of the most thrilling and satisfying sports, combining gymnastics, skill, adventure and adrenaline. How high will you go?
Take to the water and test your ability in the rapids to work as a team with this adrenaline-fuelled activity. White water rafting is not for the faint hearted!
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I would like to extend a great big Thank You to all at Château Rhianfa who made my two day 70th Birthday celebrations so memorable. The cleaning staff who ensured that all our rooms were immaculate. The outside staff who made sure that the lovely gardens were in the peak of condition. The Chef and catering staff who prepared all of our incredibly delicious food. The waiting staff who attended to our every need and the management who ensured everything ran like clockwork .All my guests commented on how friendly, efficient and helpful all the hotel staff were. Nothing was too much trouble. I shall be back for my 80th!!
I am writing on behalf of the team to say thank you so very much for a fantastic evening at Château Rhianfa last night. The preparation beforehand, the rooms, the service (I was particularly impressed by the waiting on staff – fantastic!) and of course the marvellous food