Aberffraw - Isle of Anglesey
Aberffraw means "Estuary of the River Ffraw" Historically, Aberffraw was once a very important port. Between the 7th and 13th centuries, it was one of the most significant towns in North Wales, home to the Princes of Gwynedd, including Llewelyn the Great. At times it could justifiably claim to be the capital of all Wales. The estuary gradually silted up, leaving the present coastline of sand dunes. The dunes range as high as 30 ft and more. The build-up of dunes has created the inland lake of Llyn Coron, which was formed by a blocked river that had previously drained into a larger Aberffraw Bay.
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From Snowdonia and North Wales