Saturday, 26 December 2009

Anglesey Wales

The name Anglesey is thought to have come from a Viking place name. In old Norse the -ey ending indicates an island named after a particular person (cf. Bardsey, Orkney, Ramsey, etc.). Anglesey is probably derived from "Ongl's ey", Ongl's island.
Anglesey also has the village with the longest place name in Britain: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. when translated into English, means "The church of St. Mary in a hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and near St. Tysilio's church by the red cave". The name was actually coined in the nineteenth century to attract tourists to the Island. It is abbreviated to Llanfairpwll or Llanfair P.G. by the locals.
South Stack is one of Wales' mist spectacular lighthouses, situated on Holy Island on the North West coast of Anglesey.
Me, getting ready to get down on 400 stone steps to the island.

Trearddur Bay, located in west Anglesey.

Caernarfon Castle, located on the western end of town Gwynedd, north Wales. This was taken from inside.

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