is a station on the North Wales Coast Line from London Euston station to Holyhead on Anglesey. It serves the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales.
Opened in 1848 the station suffered a catastrophic fire on 13 November 1865 and had to be totally re-constructed. The station was actually closed for four years between 1966 and 1970 but was re-opened (with a single wooden platform) due to the fire on the Britannia Bridge and became for a short while the terminus for trains from Holyhead.
A day out at Pili Palas can be a magical experience for all the family – whatever the weather! So come along – enter a steamy environment full of lush vegetation and waterfalls with LIVE butterflies flying all around you. This is the magical world of Pili Palas.
Bryn Celli Ddu
Bryn Celli Ddu (the mound in a dark grove) is the best passage grave in Wales. It started as a late Neolithic henge or ritual enclosure, with a stone circle surrounded by a bank and internal ditch. A later passage grave was built inside the ditch; the north-east entrance to the burial chamber is retained by a kerb of stones, which with the dry-stone walling of the outer passage, creates an elaborate forecourt. The narrow passage (a torch may be useful) is 8.2m (27ft) long and 0.9m (3ft) wide with a low shelf along its north (right) side. This leads to a higher, polygonal burial chamber, 2.4m (8ft) wide, covered by two capstones. In the chamber is a tall, rounded, free-standing pillar, whose purpose is unknown. The spiral carving on the first stone on the left of the chamber entrance may be not authentic.
Menai Heritage Experience
Menai Bridge is dominated by its two magnificent, iconic and world famous bridges, Thomas Telford’s Suspension Bridge and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Bridge, both of which span the picturesque but treacherous Menai Straits to link the Welsh mainland with the Isle of Anglesey and Ireland.
Beaumaris, begun in 1295, was the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward In Wales. Raised on an entirely new site, without earlier buildings to fetter its designer’s creative genius, it is possibly the most sophisticated example of medieval military architecture in Britain.
This is undoubtedly the ultimate “concentric” castle, built with an almost geometric symmetry. Conceived as an integral whole, a high inner ring of defenses is surrounded by a lower outer circuit of walls, combining an almost unprecedented level of strength and firepower. Before the age of cannon, the attacker would surely have been faced with an impregnable fortress. Yet, ironically, the work of construction was never fully completed, and the castle saw little action apart from the Civil War in the 17th century.
Oriel Ynys Môn
Oriel Kyffin Williams has a dynamic and changing programme of exhibitions displaying the artists’ work. This ranges from Oriel Ynys Môn’s own collection to collections borrowed from institutions and individuals.
Visitors who wish to learn about the cultural history of Anglesey can enjoy the centre’s History Gallery which gives an introduction to the island’s past through sound, imagery, reconstructions and real artefacts.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Incredible invertebrates in the No Bone Zone, and submarine Wolves! The thrill of crashing waves, before getting inside the Seven Sisters Shipwreck! See conservation in action at the Lobster Hatchery and the Seahorse Nursery. Then walk the Shark Pool grids, and glimpse a Kelp Forest full of huge fish. With over 150 species, all from around our coasts, come and discover.