Anglesey & the North Coast

The title 'Storiel', a portmanteau of the Welsh words for 'story' and 'gallery', signals the combined historical and artistic focus of this well-curated institution. Essentially a folk museum for Gwynedd county, it makes great use of the former bishop's palace, with exhibitions of local artefacts (including the Roman 'Segontium sword'), photography, art and more. Guided tours and creative workshops are offered at times, the cafe (Caffi Storiel) does good coffee, and there's a shop selling jewellery, ceramics and other handicrafts.

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Nearby Anglesey & the North Coast attractions

1. Bangor Cathedral

0.06 MILES

More formally known as the Cathedral Church of St Deiniol, this building occupies one of the oldest ecclesiastical sites in Britain, dating from AD 525,…

2. Clock Tower

0.16 MILES

This listed Victorian clock tower is Bangor's central point.

3. Garth Pier

0.73 MILES

Given the large expanse of tidal mudflats here (a paradise for wading birds), it's surprising that the Victorians chose this site to build Britain's ninth…

4. Penrhyn Castle

1.41 MILES

Funded by the vast profits from the slate mine of Caribbean sugar-plantation owner and anti-abolitionist Baron Penrhyn, and extended and embellished by…

5. Beaumaris Gaol

2.86 MILES

This grim, stout-walled jail, built in the early 19th century and largely unaltered since, was modern for its time, with toilets in every cell and a…

6. Beaumaris Castle

3.05 MILES

Beaumaris is the last and most technically perfect of the ring of great castles built by Edward I of England to consolidate his Welsh conquests. Started…

7. Plas Newydd

3.93 MILES

Plas Newydd (New House) was the grand manor of the marquesses of Anglesey. Surrounded by tranquil gardens and pastures, with fine prospects across the…

8. Penmon Priory

6.19 MILES

After the tearoom pleasantness of Beaumaris, Penmon, 4 miles north, provides a glimpse of Anglesey's long spiritual significance. An early Celtic…