Llanfair-Pwllgwyngyll

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch: the true name of this village means "St Mary's Church in a hollow of white hazel trees near a rapid stream not far from the red cave near St Tysilio's Church" (usually abbreviated to Llanfair PG) is thought to have been invented in the 19C to amuse and surprise English tourists. On a nearby hill, a column and a statue have been erected in homage to WH Paget, first Marquis of Anglesey (1768-1854).

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Penrhyn Castle
Penrhyn Castle
This extraordinary reconstruction of a
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Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle
The castle, on the UNESCO heritage list,
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St Nicholas' Church
St Nicholas' Church
Built in the 14C, this church served the
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Oriel Ynis Môn
Oriel Ynis Môn
This modern museum on the outside of the
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Penrhyn Castle
Penrhyn Castle
This extraordinary reconstruction of a
1:30
Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle
The castle, on the UNESCO heritage list,
1:00
St Nicholas' Church
St Nicholas' Church
Built in the 14C, this church served the
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