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May 6, 2024

Anglesey's WW2 mini-castles

Small castellated structures on Holy Island, Anglesey, may look like whimsical mini-castles but they had the same defensive purpose as genuine medieval castles - in the 20th century. Many concrete pillboxes were built in Britain ...

when there was a threat of German invasion in WW2 but the appearance of the ones on Holy Island is thought to be unique, and possibly intended to deceive an advancing enemy force. The Holy Island Landscape Partnership has undertaken conservation work on one example in Trearddur Bay and another near Skinner's Monmument at Holyhead - you can read about the structures on your smartphone by scanning the QR codes near each structure.