Anglesey

Throwback Thursday: Post Box, Anglesey, Wales

This is an example of a wall mounted post box; this type were introduced in around 1857 as a cheaper alternative to the pillar box style for small towns and rural areas. They were either mounted into existing walls, as this one was, or into purpose built brick pillars.

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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales was another castle, like Caernarfon to be built by Edward I. Construction began in 1295 but stopped around 1300 with the castle unfinished.

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Anglesey’s Bridges

Anglesey is the largest island in Wales and connected to the mainland by two bridges, the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge. We travelled over both on our way to and from Beaumaris Castle.

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Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Part of our Wales trip took in the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, a route of 125 miles that takes in much of the island’s coastline and is estimated to take around 12 days to complete. As we here visiting Beaumaris Castle (blog post to come) we only got a small taste of the path.

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