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Bardsey Lighthouse stands on the southerly tip of the island and gives a guide to vessels in passage through St George’s Channel and the Irish Sea. The lighthouse tower is unusual in being square in plan. It is striped in red and white horizontal bands. The building was erected by Trinity House in 1821 at a cost of £5,470 12s 6d plus a further £2,950 16s 7d for the lantern.
Leaving Strumble Head behind, vessels enter Cardigan Bay, where in the 1890s a lightship was stationed which is no longer in use. The next headland encountered is the Lleyn Peninsula of Caernavonshire with the small island of Bardsey separated from the mainland by the Bardsey Sound. The island, some 2 miles long by ½ mile wide, is surrounded by outcrops of sharp rocks.
In the sixth century Bardsey was a refuge for the Celts who sought sanctuary from the bloodthirsty Saxons. Only the ruins of the Abbey of St. Mary remain, but the sanctity of its patron, St Dolmers, who died there in 612 made the Abbey famous all over Britain. The remains of many venerable monks were conveyed to the island to be buried, and acres of graves record tales of pious and laborious lives.
Bardsey Lighthouse Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Monday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
14->1563% 67% 5 mph
5:07 am 9:28 pmRain overnight.Sunday, May 28th
12->1566% 60% 7 mph
5:06 am 9:29 pmRain in the morning.Monday, May 29th
12->1680% 88% 3 mph
5:05 am 9:30 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Tuesday, May 30th
12->1516% 39% 12 mph
5:04 am 9:32 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
11->151% 41% 9 mph
5:03 am 9:33 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->142% 72% 12 mph
5:02 am 9:34 pmLight rain in the morning.Friday, Jun 2nd
10->1450% 35% 12 mph
5:01 am 9:35 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Saturday, Jun 3rd
10->134% 26% 12 mph
5:00 am 9:36 pm
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