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Menai Bridge

Menai Bridge

Stretching between Bangor on the north Wales mainland, over the Menai Straits, and the island of Anglesey is Menai Bridge. Built to improve the transport links between London and Holyhead (important for access to Ireland), the bridge was built by the famous Thomas telford and was opened in 1826. It was the very first suspension bridge in the world. The design is well suited to the surrounding geography and has been  much copied. 

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The Skerries

Skerries

Off the north west coast of Anglesey lie the rocky outcrop known as "The Skerries", known in welsh as "Ynysoedd-y-Moelrhoniaid". On the largest of these islands is the Skerries lighthouse. The silohette of the island resembles a sea serpent low in the water, making a very distinctive shape. The islands have little to no vegetation with a very rocky profile. The islands are now an important seabird colony.

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Penmon Point

Penmon Point

Situated in the south-east corner of Anglesey is the atmospheric place of Penmon Point. This place has many attractions including the lighthouse (Trwyn Du lighthouse), a historic monastery (called St. Seiriol's monastery), the closest point to Puffin Island (in welsh Ynys Seiriol), part of the Wales Coast Path, and generally magnificent views across the North Wales coast.

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Llanddwyn Island

Llandwyn Island

At the south-west corner of Anglesey, near to the village of Newborough, and the extensive sandy beach of Newborough Warren, lies the rocky outcrop of a (tidal) island of Llanddwyn Island. This is a popular destination for visitors given the glorious scenery, and historical context. Also being on the western side of Anglesey, it attracts fabulous sunsets.

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Anglesey / Ynys Môn - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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Newborough Warren

NewboroughNewborough Warren, near the village of Newborough in south-west Anglesey, is a large dune and beach system of 2,269 hectares, approximately half of which is conifer plantation. It is a site of special scientific interest and all the site is a National Nature Reserve. It includes Llanddwyn Bay and and Malltraeth Bay, with Llanddwyn Island in the middle.

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