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Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse


The Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse is a small lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn Island, ( Llanddwyn Island is a remote tidal island off the coast of the isle of Anglesey, in North Wales, United Kingdom.) , which marks the entrance to the Menai Strait, an inlet separating Anglesey from the rest of the country. Wales.

The 1873 tower is tapered in a style characteristic of Anglesey windmills. It is 33 feet (10 m) high and 18 feet (5.5 m) in diameter. It may have been constructed by an Anglesey stone mason, and it is possible that the tower itself was originally used as a windmill.

The lantern and fittings cost £250 7s 6d, including the adaptation of an “earlier tower”. The north-east door is flanked by small windows, and the two floors above also have small windows, but the top does not. The conical roof is slated and has a flagpole. The present lantern window is about 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) by 2 feet (0.61 m). The optic, silver-plated reflector and Fresnel lens are dated 1861 and were used into the 1970s. The lantern was originally lit by six Argand lamps with reflectors..

Access : Coordinates :53.135165, -4.415574 / By car :
The island is connected to the mainland by two bridges: the suspended Menai road bridge designed by Thomas Telford and inaugurated in 1826 and the more modern Britannia Bridge railway and road bridge. The A4080 leads straight to the village of Newborough. From the centre, take the signposted road towards the forest  and then drive  through the forest to the car park. By Foot  :  about 45 minutes walk to get there from car park ,

By bus From Bangor, take the number 42 bus to Newborough, which takes about 45 minutes.

Lighthouse Specifications : Built 1845 , Description stone tower
Tower shape massive conical tower and roof, 11 metres (36 ft) tall , Range 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) ,

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / walking at the coastal path / walk on beach / Cycling,   Newborough – Llyn Cefni (19 km)

Nearby attractions : Llanddwyn Beach / Caernarfon Castle / Church of St Cwyfan – Anglesey / Mount Tryfan / GreenWood Forest Park

Go next : / Newborough / Brynsiencyn / Aberffraw / Trewalchmai



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