|The Marquess of Anglesey's Column||Virtual Surround|
As you approach the Isle of Anglesey over the Brittania Bridge, there appears before you a landmark set upon an ancient hill-top fort on the outskirts of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogo-goch. This splendid column was finished two years after the battle of Waterloo, 18 June 1815.
The statue was added in 1860 after the death of the man whose exploits it commemmorates: Henry William Paget, Earl of Uxbridge, first Marquess of Anglesey.
He was second in command to Wellington at the battle, where he lost his right leg by almost the last shot fired. He lived to the ripe old age of 85, having twice been Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. His great house, Plas Newydd, now a property of the National Trust, is less than two miles away from the column.
The panorama scene from the top is spectacular and memorable. The combination of the Menai Strait and the mountains of Snowdonia is nowhere better demonstrated.
On return from the climb - there are 115 steps - you sit in the peaceful tranquility of the column's garden where you can enjoy an iced drink or a cup of tea or coffee.
All year round
|Also many souvenirs are on sale at the cottage and Charity Shed.|
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