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Newborough (Welsh: Niwbwrch) is a town in the south-western corner of Anglesey, Wales. It was founded by Edward I of England, in 1294, to house the people he evicted from Llanfaes in order to build Beaumaris Castle. It was, literally, established as a 'new borough' and gained its charter in 1303.

In the 16th century, Newborough was the county town of Anglesey and was once home to a thriving marram grass industry, used for producing matting, nets and rope. Today it is a peaceful village with attractive environs that provide the visitor with excellent walking opportunities, not least at Newborough Warren, one of the largest areas of sand dune found in the British Isles. Superb walking is also available at nearby Newborough Forest, a 2,000 acre (8 km≤) woodland, dedicated to forestry and conservation. Much of the area around Newborough has been declared a nature reserve, making it popular for those interested in birds and other wildlife. Visitors should not miss the village's expansive sandy beach at Llanddwyn and from where you can walk to Llanddwyn Island, a mile-long rocky promontory, where you can find the remains of the 16th century church of St. Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Llanddwyn is a Blue Flag beach.

Just outside the village, on the A4419 towards Llangaffo, is Tacla Taid, the Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum, which is the largest of its kind in Wales. On the A4080, towards Dwyran, there is a chance to view all of Angleseyís major attractions in miniature, at Anglesey Model Village.

 Libraries:
 Newborough Library
       Prichard Jones Institute
       Newborough
       Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
       Isle of Anglesey
       LL61 6SY
       01248 440770
       Mon 10:00-12:00
       Wed 14:00-17:00
       Fri 14:00-16:00

 Pubs/Bars:
 White Lion Hotel
       Newborough
       Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
       Isle of Anglesey
       LL61 6SH
       01248 440406


 

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