Anglesey is well known for a few things, the Bridges over the Menai Strait, Holyhead port, South Stack lighthouse, Parys mountain, RAF Valley Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and so on. But very much deserving a place on that list is Trac Môn, or Anglesey Circuit.
You may know the circuit but not realise it, as it is often used by the Fifth Gear tv programme, and for photo shoots by magazines like Evo. It could be said that the circuit is a bit off the beaten track, however the advantage of that is, it's absolutely fabulously spectacular to visit. The circuit is right on the coast with sea views north towards Holy Island, and south towards Snowdonia and the Llynn peninsula.
Throughout the spring, summer and autumn weekends there is usually an event on at the track. Entrance fees are very reasonable, often just £10 for a day or £15 for all weekend. There is loads of parking area - a lot of it close to the track - you often see folk just sat in their cars watching the racing. But if you get out of your car there is much to see, both motoring related and fantastic scenery.
What races there? Well there's a wide variety, motorbikes, open wheel racing cars, sports cars, rally cars, classic cars, saloon cars, drifting cars - you name it.
The best idea is to visit their website or social media pages for details of what and when:
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Trac Môn is on the A4080 which is road following the coast on the southern and western sides of Anglesey. If you are not in a rush and enjoy a nice drive get yourself over the Britannia Bridge on the A55, turn off to the left as soon as you leave the bridge, head towards Llanfair PG (yes the long name place) and then take the first left just before the village onto the A4080. Then follow the road through Brynsiencyn, Dwyran, Newborough, Malltreath and Aberffraw. Having left Aberffraw, keep an eye out on the left for great big banners showing Trac Môn information... you made it. Turn left and carefully and slowly make your way to the circuit.
If you're in more of a rush, or you're coming from the north of the island, perhaps from the ferry at Holyhead, best to use the A55. So from Holyhead depart down the A55 southwards, from the mainland again use the Britannia Bridge but this time just stay on the A55. You are then looking for junction 5, which is half way-ish across the island. Come off the A55 there and head towards Llanfaelog and Rhosneigr. When you reach Llanfaelog, keep going straight on, don't turn right towards Rhosneigr, continue along the coast for a mile or two and you'll come to a right turn with the big banners for Trac Môn.
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