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County - Anglesey | Map
Tel code: 01407 | code search
Postcode: LL63 | code search
Population: 1300
Council: Isle of Anglesey County
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Aberffraw is a small village on Anglesey reached via the A4080. Historically this was the most important place in Wales for 800 years the Welsh kings and princes used the royal palace here as a base from which to repel invasions from Ireland. The wooden palace was destroyed by the Vikings in 968 but Aberffraw again reigned supreme as the home of Prince Llewellyn Fawr ap Iorwerth (1173- 1240). This place is steeped in history. You can visit the ancient burial chamber more than 4500 years old and see the oldest human markings in the country on the stones inside. Its a bit spooky so tread carefully and these days the passage in is guarded by iron gates bizarrely you collect the keys from the local shop and take a torch with you. Aberffraw may also hold dark secrets from Victorian times as Dr William Thomas who committed suicide in 1888 was reputed to be the real Jack the Ripper. If you prefer to stay in the sunlight, visit Bae Trecastle( Cable bay in English as the Atlantic telegraph terminated here.) Its safe and sandy with views toward the Church of Llangwyfan set on an isolated islet in the bay.

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Bwthyn Siwan (0.09 miles)

Bwthyn Siwan

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Enjoying an excellent location for summer beach holidays and relaxing winter breaks, this attractive little cluster of cottages has been newly created from a range of traditional ... More

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Hotel Cymyran (5.70 miles)

Hotel Cymyran

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Enjoying spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountain range, this family-run hotel offers a warm welcome on the west coast of Anglesey, just minutes away from the beach. During your stay, the team ... More

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Bodwina Chalets (5.75 miles)

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Bodwina cottages(chalets) are newly built and situated on the island of Anglesey. They have a shared jaquzi, and are central to the seaside and close to the docks of Holyhead ... More

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Tafarn-Y-Rhos (6.00 miles)

Tafarn-Y-Rhos
A warm friendly pub with a great atmosphere, situated in the heart of beautiful Anglesey. Tafarn y Rhos is a B&B with great views of Snowdonia's mountains, and a pub serving food made from local ... More | visit website
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Nant Yr Odyn Country Hotel & Restaurant (6.35 miles)

Nant Yr Odyn Country Hotel & Restaurant

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The Nant Yr Odyn hotel is ideally situated for those visiting the commercial and administrative centre of Llangefni. We are set in picturesque grounds on Anglesey, adjacent to the main A55 ... More

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Holland Arms Hotel (7.38 miles)

Holland Arms Hotel

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The family-run hotel offers clean, functional and good value accommodation, centrally located on the Isle of Anglesey between Gaerwen and Llangefni, in the small hamlet of Pentre Berw. The hotel is just ... More

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Sunnyside Holiday Cottage (7.43 miles)

Sunnyside Holiday Cottage

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Sunnyside provides excellent accommodation on 2/3 floors for familes and groups wishing to stay in the popular village of Four Mile Bridge, near Trearddur Bay and Rhoscolyn and their sandy ... More

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Bull Hotel (7.64 miles)

Bull Hotel

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The 4 star Bull Hotel is situated in the centre of Llangefni. With easy access to the A55, connecting road for Holyhead. Stay in one of the top 4 star Welsh ... More

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Travelodge Caernarfon (8.50 miles)

Situated within walking distance of the town centre, offering a great nightlife scene and a fantastic location for local attractions such as Caernarfon Castle and Gypsy Wood Park, Snowdon Mountain Railway and Anglesey Sea Zoo, ... More | visit website

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Cartref Guest House (8.53 miles)

Cartref Guest House
Cartref Guest House is within the ancient town walls of the spectacular Caernarfon Castle. A delightful 18th Century Town House built by a Scottish Baronet retaining many of its original features including some very special ... More | visit website

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