picture of Holyhead Mountain / Mynydd Twr taken from the town's New Park
|Elevation||220 m (720 ft)|
|Prominence||220 m (720 ft)|
|Parent peak||none - HP Holy Island|
|Listing||Marilyn, council top|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 114|
Holyhead Mountain (Mynydd Twr in Welsh: from (pen)twr, meaning "stack") is the highest hill 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. There is a late Roman watchtower, called Caer y Tŵr (Tower Fortress) on the east side of the hill. Holyhead Mountain also has an Iron Age Stone Circle settlement and the material for the Breakwater was quarried from the Mountain too. It is the first sight of land people have when travelling from Dublin to Holyhead.
Holyhead Mountain attracts many visitors, and it is also located close to South Stack lighthouse; many people come to see the variety of birds which nest along the cliff faces near South Stack.
- Ancient Britain - Holyhead Mountain Hut Group
- Ancient Britain - Caer Y Tŵr
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Holyhead Mountain and surrounding area
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