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- Plas Newydd is an 18th Century mansion house designed by James Wyatt, home of the Marquess of Anglesey. Large gardens, woodland walks and a marine walk along the Menai Straits with spectacular views of Snowdonia. Also has a military museum that tells the story of the 1st Marquess who having lost a leg in the battle of Waterloo was fitted with the first artificial limb.
- The port at Amlwch was developed due to the high importance of the copper mine at Parys Mountain. The harbour built in 18th century in a small north facing cove is protected by breakwaters. Small museum and heritage trail explaining the few remains that hint of its past. Ship trade started to slow down when the new railway started to make transporting copper cheaper than by boat. Parys Mountain provided Anglesey with copper back in the bronze age and later the Romans exploited it. It was during the industrial revolution (late 1760’s) that Parys Mountain became the largest copper mine in Europe (probably the world) and Amlwch Port was extended and became very important to the trade.
- Beaumaris Gaol, opened in 1829, as a Victorian Gaol in the heart of Beaumaris. The gaol was thought to be a model prison with running water and toilets in each cell, before this time gaols were just for holding prisoners before they were heard in court, hanged or transported to the colonies. When walking around you get a feeling for life in jail during Victorian times. You can see and read about the small cells, infirmary, men and women’s work rooms, punishment cell, human treadmill, chapel and much more. On the first floor you have an interesting door that would lead out to the gallows where during its life as a prison two people were publicly hanged. After the jail closed down it became the Beaumaris police station and later was used to house prisoner of war during the world war.
- Holyhead Maritime Museum is in the oldest lifeboat station in Wales from 1847. The museum has displays of models, paintings, photos and artefacts that take you through the maritime history of Holyhead from Roman times to the present day ferry port. Seasonal opening – open Easter to the end of October from Tuesday to Sunday, including Bank Holidays.
- Beaumaris Castle was the last and largest of King Edward I Welsh fortifications started in the 1290’s. Defences survive, surrounded by a partly restored moat. Beaumaris Castle is built on walls with walls plan and when built the inhabitants of Llanfaes were forcefully relocated 12 miles away to Newborough. Beaumaris Castle is within The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Caer Gybi Roman Fort is small rectangular for overlooking the harbour which formed a defense against raiders from across the Irish Sea. After the departure of the Romans from Britain the site was gifted to Cybi by Maelgwyn, the 6th Century King of Gwynedd, where he founded a monastery of which the present St Cybi church is the successor.
- Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest name of any village and the name is proudly displayed on the station and village shops. Originally called LLanfair Pwllgwyngwll, the village had its name changed in the 1850s following the arrival of the railway when the villagers wanted a way of attracting trains and early tourists. It is described as one of the earliest great marketing events.