sadly now closed historic column

By the Britannia Bridge Anglesey on a hill-top fort on the outskirts of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogo-goch.You see a column. The column was finished in 1817 two years after the battle of Waterloo, The statue was added in 1860 after the death of the man whose it commemorates: Henry William Paget, Earl of Uxbridge, first Marquess of Anglesey.

He was second in command to Wellington at the battle, where he lost his right leg by one of the last shot fired. He lived to the 85, having twice been Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. His great house, Plas Newydd, today owned by the National Trust, is a few miles away from the column.

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Back in 2012  the tower was open to the public and when I visited for a small fee you could go up the tower’s 115 damp wooden steps to take in the views of Snowdonia but sadly today the tower is closed to the public I understand the steps are no longer safe to use.

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