Think of it as the Welsh version of St Valentine’s Day. It’s all based on a 5th century love story, wherein star-crossed lovers Dwynwen and Maelon have a particularly tough time of it – he attacks her in a fit of passion and is turned to ice by an angel; she begs for him to be brought back to life in exchange for her devoting her life to God. She ends the story alone, on a rock, looking out to the Irish Sea, a saint often visited by young lovers for a blessing. Your usual tragic-love shit.

So if you fancy an alternative romantic destination, try making the pilgrimage to Anglesey and Llanddwyn Island, where Dwynwen ended her days.

It’s a bit off the beaten track, but then the path to true love never did run smooth.


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