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Amlwch Town Information

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Amlwch Harbour - Photo © John Tomlinson
Amlwch Harbour - Photo: John Tomlinson CCL

Once the most populated part of Anglesey with more than 1,000 ale houses, the fortunes of Amlwch rose and fell with the copper industry of nearby Parys Mountain. Although the Neolithic Ordovices tribe and the Romans extracted copper ore from the mountain, it wasn’t until the 18th century that extraction reached an industrial scale and Amlwch became a key trading port.

Later faced with strong international competition, though, Amlwch returned to its role as a fishing port. Our Lady Star of the Sea is an unusual 1930s church built from reinforced concrete. Its ribs represent an upturned boat complete with round portholes.