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forest. Woodland and warren lead to an enormous sandy beach and Llanddwyn Island (usually accessible at low tide) and the ruins of St Dwynwen’s Church, the patron saint of lovers. The views and sense of solitude are overpowering – and there’s exceptional wildlife too, in the dunes and saltmarshes. Anglesey Transport and Agricultural Museum and Anglesey Model Village are two local attractions. Penmon The priory here, probably founded in the 6th century by St Seiriol, is a site of great antiquity. As it now stands it dates mainly from medieval times as the home of Augustinian monks. There’s also an ancient holy well. Go to the viewpoint on the headland for views across to Puffin Island. Rhosneigr Seaside village with two splendid sandy beaches separated by a headland. An ideal spot for family holidays, wildlife-watching, walking and golf. There’s history too. Barclodiad y Gawres is a spectacularly sited Neolithic tomb containing rare examples of prehistoric rock art. Reed-fringed Llyn Maelog attracts a rich birdlife. Trearddur Bay Another attractive west-coast seaside village with a sheltered, sandy bay. This charming spot, just a few miles from Holyhead, has an excellent choice of hotels, guest houses, inns and shops. Local activities include golf, fishing, sailing, diving and other watersports. It’s a good walking centre too, with pleasant stretches of the coast path along low cliffs in either direction. Many other pretty beaches and coves close by, including Porth Dafarch. www.visitanglesey.co.uk www.discoveranglesey.com 77


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