A beautiful park on Anglesey has been voted the UK’s favourite after a nationwide search
A coastal 200-acre park near Holyhead has come top in a 30,000-strong vote to find the UK’s preferred outdoor venue.
Led by green space charity, Fields in Trust, the competition saw 364 parks nominated by those who use and love them. Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead achieved the most public votes, so is officially the ‘UK’s Favourite Park 2022.’
Attracting close to 100,000 visitors each year, Penrhos Coastal Park has everything from beaches to woodland walks and is extremely popular with both locals and tourists alike. With a rich history dating back to 1553, the green space is also home to several features of historical interest, including original Tudor era buildings.
Commenting on the announcement, chief executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths said; “We’re incredibly excited to announce that Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead has been voted as the UK’s Favourite Park and it is clear this park is a very special place to a lot of people. We’ve had a fantastic response to the competition from all across the UK and I’d like to thank everyone who nominated and voted for parks over the past few weeks.”
Securing more nominations than ever before, the campaign has illustrated how appreciation of our local parks has grown since the pandemic. As concerns mount over the climate crisis, green spaces have been proven to improve air quality and significantly limit the impact of heatwaves, by lowering urban temperatures.
To find out more, visit: www.fieldsintrust.org/favourite-parks