St Dwynwens Island

This island otherwise known as Ynys Llanddwyn is linked to Anglesey at low tide.

It was the retreat of St Dwynwen who had a bad experience with her first boyfriend. So that others wouldn’t have the same troubles she got religion and became a hermit on the island. For this she became the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine.

Would-be lovers visit the island, some hoping for a sign from the eels that live in St Dwynwen’s Well. Since 1927 the hermits who have followed the saint have operated a postal service from the island for cards to be sent to loved ones on her feast day of Jan 26th.

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St Dwynwen's Island

SK NumberTypeDescription
222152The Silver Eels stamp
223153The Silver Eels stamp
224154Lovers poetry stamp 1
225155Lovers poetry stamp 2
226156St Dwynwen's Cave
157St Dwynwen’s Cave and heart
227158Morning Pride Lighthouse
227dThe lighthouse ‘it's not a cormorant’ diabolo

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