Beaumaris, the capital of Anglesea, is beautifully situated at the entrance to the Menai Straits, about 4 miles from Bangor. It has remains of a castle, built in the thirteenth century by Edward I. The chapel and the great …
On leaving this station the ancient town of Abcrffraw may be seen on our left. In the neighbourhood of the town there is a splendid lake, two miles in circumference, called Lhjn Coron, much frequented by anglers during the summer. Proceeding onwards through ordinary cuttings, over embankments and bridges in succession, we again come in sight of the Holyhead Road, and pass over the river Alaw, on the banks of which, in 1813, was found buried the sepulchral urn containing the remains of Broniventhe, the daughter of Llyr (King Lear), and aunt to the great Caractacus.
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Holyhead, so called from a monastery founded by St. Gybi in the sixth century, is the chief packet station for Ireland, and stands on Holy Island, on a bay between it and the west side of Anglesea, 64 miles from Dublin.
A cathedral town and bathing place in Carnarvonshire, North Wales, near Snowdon, and only 2¼ miles from the Britannia Bridge. You enter it by a tunnel 3,000 feet long. It is an excellent resting place, not only for the fine m…