Picturesque Isle of Anglesey

Picturesque Isle of Anglesey

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Anglesey island is known for its ancient history and its prehistoric and Celtic remains. It is low and fertile, in contrast to the mountainous North Wales mainland, and hence it was an early grain-growing and stock-raising centre. Seafaring and fishing were also significant; trading contacts with Ireland were established early, and the island lay on a prehistoric sea route linking the Mediterranean with northern countries. Anglesey is the largest Welsh island coming in at 276 square miles. It is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait, which is spanned by two picturesque bridges. Firstly there’s the Menai Suspension Bridge which was built in 1826 and pioneered by Thomas Telford. Secondly, the Britannia Bridge of 1850 which came about due to the rising popularity of rail travel and the need for rail links between the island and the mainland and which was rebuilt following a fire in 1970.

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South Stack Lighthouse

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South Stack Lighthouse

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Rhoscolyn lighthouse

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Rhoscolyn lighthouse

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Rhoscolyn beach

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Rhoscolyn beach

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The North Stack Fog Station

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The North Stack Fog Station

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Menai Bridge

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Britannia Bridge

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Bodiam Most Picturesque Castle in East Sussex

Bodiam Most Picturesque Castle in East Sussex

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Bodiam castle looks exactly like the popular image of a medieval castle. It is quadrangular in shape and has a tower on each end of the wall. Being surrounded by a moat. The moat thus served as an almost impregnable defence, and although the castle was never attacked, the moat would have negated the effectiveness of siege warfare. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years\’ War.

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Burano – The Most Colourful City, Italy

Burano – The Most Colourful City, Italy

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The Island of Burano, in the Venetian lagoon, is made of picturesque canals lined with brightly colored houses, about an hour away from Venice. It is also famous for its artisan lace makers. Visitors can enjoy lunch or a drink and buy some lace from a local artist. Families used to paint their homes in bright colors to designate where their family’s quarters ended and a neighbor’s began, as well as to make their homes more visible from the sea. The typical Burano’s houses are mainly squared-shaped and are divided into two or three floors. At the low ground there is the kitchen, the breakfast nook and the toilet. At the next floors there are the bedrooms.

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