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Holyhead Mountain

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Holyhead Mountain twr, meaning "tower") is the highest mountain on Holy Island, Anglesey, and the highest in the county of Anglesey, north Wales. It lies about two miles west of the town of Holyhead, and slopes steeply down to the Irish Sea on two sides. Ireland can be seen from here on a clear day and the mountain is an important site for seabirds.
Holyhead Mountain is located on Holy Island, Anglesey, jutting out into the Irish Sea. At 722 feet , it is the highest mountain in the county of Anglesey, being higher than Bodafon Mountain ) on the main island. On the east side of the mountain is the site of a late Roman watchtower called Caer y Tŵr , from which Holyhead Mountain's Welsh name is derived. Holyhead Mountain also has an Iron Age stone circle settlement near its foot. This shows evidence of being occupied in the middle part of the Stone Age, the Neolithic Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. There are traces of field systems and the bases of dry-stone walls of twenty huts, and there are a number of standing stones in the vicinity.


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Isle of Anglesey
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