2000 years of history

Menai Straits Ferries


The long history of the Menai Straits and its historic ferries

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Main Source

Davies, H R. 1942, The Conway and Menai Ferries

Selected sources

Carr, A D. 1982, Medieval Anglesey, Anglesey Antiq. Soc.

Eames, A. 1973, Ships and Seamen of Anglesey

Provis, W.A. 1828, ‘An Historical and Descriptive account of the Suspension Bridge constructed over the Menai Strait in North Wales’


Collins, G. 1693, Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot.

Morris, Lewis. 1730s, Manuscript Surveys of Conwy Bay and the Menai Straits (Anglesey Record Office)

Morris, Lewis. 1748, Plan of Harbours, Bays and Roads in St George’s Channel.

For a more detailed bibliography, click the link.

The Ferries


The Bridges


Ferry Inns


Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd

Menai Straits web project: David Longley

Porthaethwy after the ferries

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