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eastern edge. In the distance, the rocky bulk of Snowdonia dominates the skyline like a location from Lord of the Rings. Closer to home, Puffin Island (or Ynys Seiriol to give it its Welsh name) is just as magical. Fringed with steep cliffs, this uninhabited island is an important breeding ground for cormorants, guillemots, kittiwakes and (you’ve guessed it) puffins. Summit special At 720ft/220m, Holyhead Mountain is the highest point on Anglesey. Sloping down to the Irish Sea, it’s a lofty perch over some of the island’s most striking scenery. Make the ascent for a bird’s-eye view of Holy Island’s twisting, craggy coastline. While you’re up there, be sure to explore the remains of the Iron Age hillfort and Roman watchtower near the summit. www.visitanglesey.co.uk www.discoveranglesey.com 49


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