Sunday, 20 March 2011

Saint Margaret's Island



Saint Margaret's Island is a small island in Carmarthen Bay, Wales. Two ruins can be seen on the island and Google maps reveals a square enclosure. Unfortunately the island is inaccessible to the public.


View on Google Maps

9 comments:

Comment1 said...

Wow! That really inspires the imagination! I wonder what sort of ruins they are? How old? Who was there?

Grace said...

As this was slowly revealing itself in my reader I thought "Wow, huge whale" LOL - is no one allowed on the island or is it just to difficult to get there. And if no one is allowed, do you know why?

H said...

I would love to go and explore, but sometimes, the only way to preserve something is to deny access. Is this the case here?

Emm said...

Wow, just knowing I can't visit makes me want to visit! Do you think it is closed to the public because of conservation? I'd love to see those ruins.

Lauren Axelrod said...

I imagine the only people that know anything about it would be UNESCO or some heritage community. Chances are the lack of information is meant to protect the site. I'm intrigued as well though.

Sharkbytes said...

We can learn so much from Google... views we never had, but I like your sea level picture too.

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Too bad they won't let you get a closer look :)

Erik said...

I love the outta the way spots you find...gotta say I think this is the most outta the way you've presented.

John said...

According to the information I can find, the ruins include the remains of a medieval monastery and housing for Victorian quarry workers. The island is protected as a nesting site for seabirds.

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