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Isle of Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey is an island off the North West corner of Wales. Its Welsh name is Ynys Mon.

The 125 mile coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Anglesey was the stronghold of Druids, spiritual leaders of the Celtic people until finally overcome by the Romans in 78 AD.

Later, it was the seat of the Princes of Gwynedd until they too were conquered, by Edward I, in the 13th century.

The island is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait, crossed by two historic bridges, built by Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson.

The major town on Anglesey is Beaumaris.