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Penmon, Anglesey
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Penmon is situated along the eastern coast of Anglesey, North Wales. Just a short drive along the banks of the Menai Strait from the seaside resort of Beaumaris, there are spectacular views across the Menai Straits towards Snowdonia. Penmon may be a small village but it certainly has plenty of historical features.
There are an abundance of historical monuments to visit in Penmon: the Penmon priory stands above the sea and incorporates a wonderful 12th century stone church. Inside the church stand two fascinating stone crosses which date back to post Roman times and should definitely be seen if visiting the area. Other monuments include St Seiriol's Well, named after the saint of the area, and which is possibly the oldest building in Penmon; and the dovecot, which was used in the 2004 film The Fever. A quirky and interesting little building that would have once housed pigeons, today it remains an unusual attraction in Penmon. Penmon Beach, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a glorious sandy beach set along the shores of the Menai Straits. Having won the 2006 Seaside Award by the 'Keep Wales Tidy' group, it is an ideal place to sit and unwind for a few hours whilst taking in the sunshine and brilliant views across the sea. Away from Penmon, visitors can travel to Puffin Island via boat trips from Beaumaris Pier. Believed to be the burial place of St Seiriol, the remains of a 12th century tower still stand here. There is also plenty of wildlife on the island, including guillemot, razorbill, and kittiwake. If you're looking for a pleasant and enjoyable day out, head to Puffin Island, a perfect trip for all the family.

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