Standing at 220 m (721 ft), Holyhead Mountain (Mynydd Tŵr) is the highest peak in the county of Anglesey. It is situated on Holy Island and protrudes into the Irish Sea. The eastern side of the mountain is the site of a late Roman watch tower called Carer y Tŵr, from which the Welsh name of the mountain is derived. South Stack Lighthouse is also located nearby.
The area attracts numerous visitors each year. Many people come to see the wide variety of nesting birds, including Atlantic Puffins, Stonechats, and Oyster Catchers. Extensive views are provided across to Ireland – the Wicklow mountains, the largest upland area in Ireland, can be seen on a clear day.
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|220 m (721 ft)||Wales||Anglesey|
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