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“Interesting Cottage Museum”
Review of Cyfeillion Swtan

Cyfeillion Swtan
Ranked #10 of 33 things to do in Holyhead
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting Cottage Museum”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Kids found this interesting and the staff were very informative. Good value for money nice picnic area

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Peggythegreyhound
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English first
Anglesey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A hidden gem; social history but off the beaten track”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Swtan is a stone built thatched cottage which has been preserved in time. It was owner occupied until very recent times and now presents as a rare opportunity to see what life was really like over 100 years ago.

I've visited many so called 'heritage sites' over the years. Few match this in capturing both the simplicity, beauty and hardship of day to day life for ordinary folk. This place is exceptional; the location and views, the authenticity, the hands on feel for the property and land. I've visited Anglesey for some 60 years and was unaware that there were thatched properties on the island. This place is a stunning microcosm where day to day life can be seen. There's the property itself, with working fire, outbuildings and garden. And some amazing video recordings by the most recent owner. Walking to a well for water, for example.

If you visit Anglesey, put this on your list of of things to do. The location alone is spectacular and as a bonus, there's a more than half decent restaurant across the road...no table available when I dropped by so hopefully a pleasure yet to come at The Lobsterpot.

Visited October 2013
10 Thank Astralsurfer
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