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Island of Anglesey - Ynys Môn in North Wales - Gogledd Cymru
Following the Royal Wedding on the 29th
April 2011, Anglesey in north Wales could get more visitors
trying to spot the Royal couple who live on the Island.
Calder the Independent's travel writer had an interesting artcle
in The independent on the 27th April entitled A
fresh angle on Anglesey which can be viewed on line at The
Independent's website by following this link to the image
further down the page.
many visitors to the Island I often drive through it on the
A55 on my way to and from the rather
expensive car ferry to Ireland from Holyhead listening
to a Duffy cd.
A55 has certainly improved transport links cutting through the
island with a well kept dual carriageway which is a great improvement
on the old winding A5, however if I am early for the ferry,
will often still take the A5 from the Menai bridge. Driving
along this route you pass (what is quoted in Simon Calder's
article) "The undisputed longest valid domain name in the world
is llanfairpwllgwyn gyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogochuchaf.org.uk",
for the Anglesey village more concisely known as Llanfair PG"
and this is only a mile or two from a village known as "Star",
quite a contrast.
in July 1969 I spent a most enjoyable stay at a self
catering holiday rental and we hired a black
and white TV set and watched Neil Armstrong taking the first
steps on the moon on the 21st July. The spacious bungalow at
Maltreath was and ideal location for touring the island
and also parts of north Wales. Caernarfon Castle is very close
on the mainland Wales side of the Menai Strait (Afon
Menai) and in 1969 the current Prince of Wales, HRH Prince
Charles’s investiture took place here.
Left: Holyhead 1969 and Right: 2010
island in North Wales’ ready to reap Royal dividend - Wales on Line - May 2-2011
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information about Anglesey
is joined to the mainland by bridges crossing the Menai Straits
- road and rail. (Britannia road bridge and Telford rail bridge)
People drive through the centre Anglesey without really taking
too much notice of it as it is the connecting point via the
excellent modern dual carriageway A55 from the mainland to the
car ferry terminal at Holyhead - Caergybi.
you are taking the car ferry service to Ireland (Stenna or Irish
Ferries) it is\well worth allowing additional time to look at
the local heritage. Better still if you are taking a holiday
in North Wales spend some time looking around.
Maritime Museum - Amgueddfa Forwrol Caergybi
- The last remaining thatched croft house cottage on Anglesey
- An iron age village with two prehistoric roundhouses and a
Kingdom - Y Deyrnas Gopr - at Amlwch Seawatch Centre - Canolfan
Gwylfan Moelfre - and lifeboat station
Taid Anglesey,s Transport Museum - Amgueddfa Drafnidiaeth Ynys
Môn - Great collection of old vehicles, a 1940's cobbled
street with two houses, a shop and traditional garage.
Gaol and Courtroom - Llys a Charchar Biwmares - Victorian
a Din Lligwy - Burial chamber and fortified village dating
back to the latter part of the Roman occupation.
Aberlleiniog Castle - Castell Aberlleiniog - Norman Castle
Penmon Priory - Priordy Penmon - Monastery
Point Lynas Lighthouse - Goleudy Trwyn Du - Built in
1835 by the Trustees of Liverpool docks.
- Experience its Award Winning Beaches
beautiful island of Anglesey is found off the North West coast
of Wales. One of its main attractions are its exceptionally
fine sandy beaches and sea views. In fact the beaches are perfect
for swimming, sailing and a whole range of water sports.
you will find clean, blue waters which can attract even the
most sceptical of beach visitors. The highly respected European
Blue Flag Award Scheme has again given top marks to a number
of Anglesey beaches.
whether you are an international traveller or from elsewhere
in the UK, when you see the Blue Flag you can be confident the
waters are of the highest standards for bathing. And support
facilities are also excellent which means a visitor can have
further confidence in what’s on offer.
Holy Island, a smaller island off the West coast of Anglesey,
is Trearddur Bay beach. This vast south-west facing beach is
popular with swimmers and sailors. If you prefer a swim, that’s
fine. You’re safe from power boats and jet skis which have to
observe speed restrictions and stay outside a line marked by
the concrete promenade is the Millennium Cross which was erected
to commemorate AD 2000. The cross bears the name St. Ffraid,
the patron Saint of Trearddur. Originally, from Faughart in
Ireland, legend has it that St. Ffraid was carried across the
Irish Sea on a green square turf.
further along to a smaller beach called Porth Diana you will
find a slipway for the sailing dinghies and other craft which
use these coastal waters. One of the most spectacular sights
is when all the different sail boats gather during the Annual
Regatta in August. The sea is full of colour.
you will see different shaped sail boats, white, green, and
yellow sails and spinnakers against a steady blue horizon to
the west. It was the red sails of these boats that inspired
the famous song “Red Sails at Sunset”.
the south of the island is another Blue Flag winning beach called
Llanddwyn. Approaching from the famous village of Newborough,
you can choose to walk through a fascinating coniferous forest
with its abundant wildlife a stimulus to the senses.
from the forest, you will witness a wide panorama with the blue
sea before you and the soft earthy browns and greens of the
Snowdon mountain range touching the horizon to your left.
there is the famous Llanddwyn Island, with its old church ruins
and a white lighthouse at the southernmost point. This is where
Dwynwen, patron saint of lovers is said to have been buried.
And it was here that Demi Moore filmed “Half Light”, a film
soon to be released.
the eastern side of Anglesey is the Blue Flag Beach at Llanddona.
To approach this beach you need to drive down some narrow country
lanes, as the village by the same name is one of the highest
points on the island.
well worth taking the time to appreciate the magnificent and breathtaking views
from the top before you descend to the beach itself. To the left is the red Wharf
Bay and the nearby coastal village of Benllech. Looking further north along the
coast, the eye reaches Moelfre, famous over the years for the heroics of its Lifeboat
crew in some mammoth sea conditions.
the east, Llanddona beach is sheltered from the prevailing south
westerly winds, and its great for family watersports. From here
you may well see on the horizon a distant ship on passage to
whether you want to swim, sail, jet ski or just visit interesting
sites and take in the beautiful sea views, Anglesey’s clean,
quality beaches have much to offer the international traveller.
M Phillips is with Anglesey Today, a journal and news resource
on Anglesey life at http://www.anglesey-today.com.
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