The most northerly town in Wales, Amlwch, is situated on the north coast of Anglesey in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and once was a busy port for vessels sailing to the Isle of Man and to Liverpool. During the 18th century the world's largest copper mine at nearby Parys Mountain made use of the harbour extending it to accommodate ships that carried ore. Following the decline of the copper mine, ship building was the main industry.
The restored port is now used mainly by local fishing vessels and pleasure boats, the Anglesey Coast Path passes through it and an old watch tower houses a small heritage centre. Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride is an interesting architectural edifice built of reinforced concrete. The Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, sports centre and squash courts. The local railway museum celebrates Amlwch's past as the northern terminus for the Anglesey Central Railway. There is a selection of pubs, shops and a local market every Friday.
Fishing is a popular pastime. Bull Bay Golf Club is nearby.