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Ynys Gored Goch – the house in the Menai Straits

August 25, 2014   

Ynys Gored Goch is a small island in the Menai Strait which can be clearly seen from the Britannia Bridge which crosses the water from the mainland to Anglesey. On the island you will see a white house and a converted smoke house where fish (whitebait) were smoked. Access to the island is only by boat.

800px-Ynys_Gored_Goch

Due to its location between the two Menai bridges, the house and island frequently appear on photographs of the Menai Strait.

IMAGES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ynys_Gorad_Goch#mediaviewer/File:Ynys_Gored_Goch.jpg

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57007904

SOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ynys_Gorad_Goch

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Bodysgallen Obelisk

August 11, 2014   

As you pass the exits for Llandudno you will see an obelisk on the top of the hill.

bodysgallen obelisk© Copyright Paul Brooker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 

The 64-foot obelisk was built as a folly in 1993 by the owners of the Bodysgallen Hall hotel. It is located in a meadow on a limestone ridge above a former quarry on Pydew mountain. The meadow has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest on account of its grassland and flowering plants. Initially the folly met with fierce local opposition but it is now an accepted landmark.

Images:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nosoma/2893454024/

http://www.nwrail.org.uk/nw1307b.htm

Source:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1597051