Ynys Llanddwyn


Ynys Llanddwyn

Ynys Llanddwyn or Llanddwyn Island is a small tidal island off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The nearest town is Newborough.

The island is very interesting geologically with pillow lava, jasper formations and aeolian sand deposits. The island also forms part of the National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren which includes the extensive and floristically rich sand dune system. Llanddwyn Island is not always an island; it remains attached to the mainland at all but the highest tides. It provides excellent views of Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula.

The island is very rich in legends and in particular the association with Dwynwen. The name Llanddwyn means "The church of St. Dwynwen". Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine. Her Saint's day is January 25 and is often celebrated by the Welsh with cards and flowers.

There are more than 10 miles of footpaths crossing Llanddwyn Island and Newborough Warren, including the Anglesey Coastal Path, and it is a very popular place to visit. The island provides a worth-while goal after the mile-long walk along the beach from the nearest car park. Llanddwyn Island, with the neighbouring beach, has been awarded Blue Flag beach status in recognition of the cleanliness of the sea and the beaches.
*1873 Construction of lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn.
*1903 Closure of the lifeboat station on Ynys Llanddwyn.
*3 December 1920 - Five crew members from the Rhoscolyn lifeboat are lost off Llanddwyn, Anglesey.

Llanddwyn Island in Film

*In 2004, Llanddwyn Island was used as a filming location in Demi Moore's romantic thriller "Half Light". Tŵr Mawr was used as a lighthouse which plays a key role in the film. CGI was used to create the effect of a real light on top of the lighthouse.
*Bryn Terfel filmed his video for Cavatina (Arranged by Chris Hazell) on Llanddwyn Island “a very beautiful romantic place” "(Bryn on BBC Breakfast)"

Photos of Llanddwyn

On YouTube

* [http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ImxBlqwL7x8 LLanddwyn "The most stunning place I have ever seen"]

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest/sites/newborough/pages/elizabeth_llanddwyn.shtml Life on Llanddwyn]
* [http://www.halflightlocations.com Half Light Filming Locations]
* [http://www.anglesey-history.co.uk/places/llanddwyn/index.html Anglesey History] History of Llanddwyn Island.
* [http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/ebook-llanddwyn-island.php Llanddwyn By JANET WOOD] Llanddwyn By JANET WOOD


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