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£16.95 (normal price £17.95)
264 pages in a pocketbook format
The island’s motto, and the title of this in-depth English-language guidebook, is Môn Mam Cymru – Anglesey, the Mother of Wales
This is the only book of its kind about the island, with more than three hundred full-colour illustrations, including artists’ reconstruction drawings of many of the ancient sites.
There are three parts to the book:
- an introduction sets the scene
- the main section – a detailed gazetteer – covers every part of the island
- a directory section presents a classified listing of useful information, things to do and places to see.
Longer articles summarise Anglesey’s seafaring history, architecture and cultural heritage.
A fold-out map is included
Accommodation listings are not included in the guidebook. The island’s Tourist Information Centre can provide up-to-date information on where to stay: telephone 01248 713177
“This is the third edition of this guide to Anglesey and it maintains its position as by far the best one available – an introduction to Anglesey in all its variety.”
“Highly recommended … Before a visit it will be an excellent preparation and after a visit it can be studied at leisure.”
— from a review in the yearbook of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society & Field Club
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BEAUMARIS: the town’s story—by Robert Williams & Philip Steele
£10 (post-free within UK)
Eight centuries ago the south east coast of the island of Anglesey was a powerful centre of Welsh culture and rule. Invaders from England decided to build an impregnable fortress in this Welsh heartland.
On a ‘beautiful marsh’—‘Beau Marais’—a castle rose next to the sea. Today, the little town of Beaumaris is one of the treasures of Britain.
An eventful history and a spectacular setting bring visitors from all over the world to see the World Heritage site for themselves. The story in this book—in words and many pictures—tells of Welsh princes and medieval knights, farmers and fishermen, bards and battles.
“This is an excellent introduction to one of the most interesting historic towns in Wales.
It is the illustrations above all which make this such an attractive book; they are varied, well chosen and well reproduced. They include reproductions of documents, topographical prints and old and recent photographs.
“… This is a high-quality publication in which the image and the written word complement each other and it deserves to succeed.”
— from a review in the ‘Transactions’ of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society.
48 pages, 210mm wide x 205mm high. Full colour throughout. Bilingual (English/Cymraeg).
Includes a pull-out guide describing a half-hour walking tour of the town’s principal buildings and attractions.