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Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey

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Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey

Amlwch is the most northerly town in Wales. It is situated on the north coast of the Isle of Anglesey, on the A5025 which connects it to Holyhead and to Menai Bridge. The town has no beach, but it has impressive coastal cliffs. Tourism is an important element of the local economy. At one time it was a busy port, with boats sailing to the Isle of Man and to Liverpool. A number of the houses date from the 19th century and add to the atmosphere of the town.
Post townAMLWCH
Administrative CountyIsle of Anglesey
Traditional CountyAnglesey
OS GridSH4493
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01407
Population3,438 (2001 census)

Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Amlwch, par. and seaport, N. Anglesey, 22 miles NW. of Bangor by rail and 20 miles NE. of Holyhead by road, 9221 ac., pop. 4847; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. The rich copper mines of the Parys mountain are near the town; also several smelting-furnaces and alum and vitriol works. It has a good harb., and is a terminus of the Chester and Holyhead Ry. Along with Holyhead, Llangefni, and Beaumaris it returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

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