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Llanddwyn Island

Llanddwyn Island is situated on the south-western coast of Anglesey and known as Ynys Llanddwyn in Welsh, it is small tidal island of magic and mystery.

The lighthouse at Llanddwyn Island

Saint Dwynwen Chapel

Now in ruins of an old chapel was dedicated to St. Dwynwen the Welsh patron saint of lovers. The large cross near the chapel dates from 1890, there is also a much older Celtic style cross which is marked with the date of St Dwynwen's death.

Llanddwyn Lighthouse

The cross and lighthouse

Built around 1860 and marking the western end of the Menai Strait the lighthouse stands on the highest part of the island. Although the inside isn't open to visitors you can still walk around it.

Beaches

Llanddwyn has plenty of beautiful sandy coves and bays many enjoying views across the strait towards the mountains of Snowdonia.

Walking

Llanddwyn Island is located at Newborough Warren a large dune system backed by pine forest, the area is crisscrossed with a network of paths and trails. The island is accessed by a strip of sand on the nearby beach and is only cut off during very high tides.

Wildlife

Llanddwyn is rich in wildlife with a variety of flora and fauna and in the nearby forest red squirrels can also be found.

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