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Anglesey is an island off the top North West coast of Wales. Connected to the mainland by two bridges over the Menai Straits, the original Suspension bridge was designed by Thomas Telford and the Britannia Bridge, which now carries the A55 and the railway line, was designed by Robert Stephenson

Anglesey covers 720 square km which makes it the largest Welsh island and is also the fifth largest surrounding the UK. Welsh is commonly spoken on the island which reflects the islands long history. The Welsh name for Anglesey is Ynys Mon and the island is known as Mon Mam Cymru or Mother of Wales as the Romans believed the low lying island would be fertile enough to provide food for all of Wales. The oldest settlers were Druids and Anglesey has many ancient megaliths and burial chambers worth a visit. Several Roman and Iron Age sites have been excavated with dwellings and remains visible from every era.

Anglesey Outdoors is on the NW tip of Holy Island Anglesey, 2km from the main ferry port of Holyhead yet only 1 hour from Chester

The coastline around Anglesey has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and features many sandy Blue Award beaches, including Porth Dafarch Beach which is just 10 minutes walk from Anglesey Outdoor Centre

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Odd Facts about Anglesey

  • Holyhead Breakwater is the longest in the UK, 1.48 miles long
  • Charles Dickens visited the Island in 1859 to report on the loss of the ‘Royal Charter’, off Moelfre, which was one of Britain’s worst shipwrecks
  • Holyhead County Secondary opened in 1949 was Britains 1st comprehensive school
  • Llanfairpwllgwyngy-llgogerychwyrndrobwlll-antysiliogogogoch is arguably the village with the longest name in the world. It is commonly referred to as Llanfair pg
  • Beaumaris Gaol has the only working tread wheel in Britain
  • Melin Llynnon is the only working windmill in Wales
  • Holyhead Mountain is 715 ft high

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