Posts tagged ‘Anglesey’

Amlwch Harbour

Looking at the pictures below of the pretty little harbour at Amlwch on the north-east coast of Anglesey, it’s hard to believe that in the 18th century this was the main port for the then largest copper mine in the world at nearby Parys Mountain. From here copper was exported across the world.

Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)

Plas Newydd

Now managed by the National Trust, Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey, enjoys commanding views across the Menai Straits towards Snowdonia. The house we see today is largely 18th century, but it’s origins date back a further 400 years

Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)

Beaumaris Castle

Edward I’s mighty fortress at Beaumaris on Anglesey was one of a number constructed throughout North Wales to subdue the rebellious Welsh Princes. Begun in 1295 it was actually never finished as money and supplies ran out before the fortifications reached their planned height.

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, Wales, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)

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