Posts tagged ‘North Wales’

Bardsey Island

Bardsey Island, which sits in the Irish Sea about 2 miles from the end of the Llyn Peninsula, is famous for being the site of the first Christian religious house in Wales, founded by the Celtic St. Cadfan in the early 6th century.

Known as Ynys Enlli (the ‘Isle of 20,000 Saints’) in the native Welsh Language, the Island was a place of pilgrimage for hundred’s of years throughout the medieval period. It is now a nature reserve and bird sanctuary.

Unfortunately because you can’t take dogs on the island (and my wife wouldn’t have enjoyed the boat journey to get across to the island anyway….she doesn’t do well on small boats) we didn’t get to visit. However at least I did get to photograph the island from the mainland with a lovely sunset in the background.

© Mark Simms Photography (2021)

Tydden Iago Views

In September we got away for a couple of weeks to the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. It’s only about 3 hours from where we live on the Wirral, but as this was our first holiday with Daisy the dog (who turned 1 year old whilst we were away) we didn’t want to go too far.

We stayed in a lovely barn conversion called Tydden Iago, pretty much at the end of the Llyn Peninsula and a few miles from Aberdaron. Below are a few shots of views from the cottage:

© Mark Simms Photography (2021)

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)

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