Heritage

Anglesey is rich in culture and heritage of all types, as this section develops we will explore both natural biodiversity and human heritage from archaeology to more recent issues.

Beaumaris Castle is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site It was built by the English king Edward I, the last in his ring of fortifications to subdue the Welsh people. He started the first large scale quarrying at Penmon for limestone, gritstone and conglomerate?

Beaumaris Castle [John Conway]

Parys copper mine, said to be the largest in the world in its heyday [John Conway]
Llanbadrig church, dating back to time immemorial, is supposed to be where St Patrick was shipwrecked [Stewart Campbell]

Biodiversity

Maritime heathland, two species of gorse and three of heather create a riot of colour [John Conway]
Coastal grasslands are home to the chough. [John Conway]

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