North West Wales

New Anglesey ferry service discussed at Brynsiencyn

A new ferry service could re-start for passengers wanting to travel from Anglesey to the mainland.

The proposals, which will be discussed in a series of public meetings, form part of a £4m plan to boost marine tourism in the area.

Boats to and from the mainland were the main mode of transport before the Menai Suspension Bridge opened in 1826.

The first public meeting will be held between 11:00 and 15:00 BST at Brynsiencyn Community Hall on Monday.

Anglesey council hopes to attract European funds for the plans, which also include a dive reef off Trearddur Bay.

Dylan Williams, head of economic development for the council, said: "We are looking at ways of improving the quality of access to coastal regions."

The previous ferry service ended in 1976.

Before the Menai Bridge was opened, there were only two ways of travelling between the island and the mainland - by foot when the tide was low or, most commonly, by boat.

It was an important way of transporting animals, and for quarrymen from Anglesey who would travel to the mainland on a Monday and return on a Saturday.

The aim is to start from Caernarfon, Gwynedd, with stops on the way to Beaumaris.

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