Ynys Mon, or Anglesey (anglicised name), is the largest Welsh island. It used to be the granary of Wales and was known as Mon, Mam Cymru (Mother of Wales). Today it is better known for the ferry port of Holyhead - located on Holy Island and for the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch. A name in Cymraeg which means: "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave."
The welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has quite a long name, no? It means "Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave.
Bryn Celli Ddu - a prehistoric site on the Welsh island of Anglesey located near Llanddaniel Fab. Its name means 'the mound in the dark grove'. The Summer Solstice sun lights up a quartz stone at the back of the chamber.
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