Thursday, 20 September 2012

Melin Llynnon

 The Llynnon Windmill is situated on the North of the Island of Anglesey (Ynys Môns) in Wales.  It is the last working windmill in Wales, being a fine example of a tower mill.
 There are three millstones, though only one is used to grind flour at present.  The mill is very clean and in an excellent state of repair - it was restored and re-opened as a working museum in 1984.
 The flour produced is wholemeal and it is available on site.  This is typically cold milled flour and it produces tastier bread than commercially warm milled flour.
 Adjacent to the windmill, and on the same site, are two reconstructed Iron Age round houses. The restorations are based on archaeological evidence and the second roundhouse construction was improved, based on the experience of building the first one.
The interior of the first roundhouse is furnished with typical known objects and designs of the time.  The second is fitted with benches and a film show to inform visitors.
This site also has a conservation woodland and the site of an old bakery, a giftshop with excellent craft items and a very good cafe/restaurant.  If you are planning a visit to Anglesey, this windmill must be on your itinerary.

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