Anglesey – Fast Facts

Anglesey Fast Facts

  • Anglesey is the largest island in Wales
  • The Island boasts over 100 miles of spectacular coastline within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The first Women’s Institute in Britain was started in 1915 in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch, the village with the longest name in the world.
  • Beaumaris Gaol has the only working tread wheel in Britain. The prison’s architect was Joseph Hansom, who also designed the Hansom Cab.
  • Charles Dickens visited the Island in 1859 to report on the loss of the Royal Charter, one of Britain’s worst shipwrecks, in which 400 people perished.
  • Anglesey was once known as the “Granary of Wales” because of the large quantities of barley and oats grown – more than in any other region of Wales.
  • It has also been known as the “Mother of Wales” for its rich farming community that could feed the population of Wales.

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