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Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch in Wales 2024-2025

With 58 characters this village has the longest name in Europe

Best time: year round

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The residents of this Welsh village may have problems spelling their address. The name Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch is one of the longest in the world. There are shorter versions—Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. This place is located on the island of Anglesey, on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge. About 200,000 visitors per year come to the municipality, the name at the train station being the main magnet for them. There are also other things to do in the area such as Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn and the ancient St Tysilio's Church.

If you want to visit a typical Welsh village, where most people speak Welsh, and make a cool Instagram post next to a 58-character ridiculously long train station sign, stop by Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and enjoy its quiet charm. The village dates back to Neolithic Era. But it became famous in the 1880s when a local tailor came up with the idea of a prolonged name as a tourist attraction.

By the way, the name translates as “Church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the red cave.”

Practical info

When is the best time to visit Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll makes for a perfect year-round destination, although the best time of the year to explore Wales is between May to September, when the climate is ideal for outdoor activities. In the peak tourism season, the long summer days provide an extended time to sightsee the area already famous for beautiful attractions. Show more

Where exactly is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll located?

Located in the United Kingdom, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll village is on the Menai Strait, opening up the wondrous island of Anglesey in northwest Wales. You can arrive here from mainland Wales via car, bus, or train. This village sits next to the Britannia Bridge, which acts as one of the significant entry points to Anglesey from the United Kingdom. Show more

What is the history of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll village?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll boasts of a fascinating history dating back to the Neolithic era, with the remains of a burial chamber as evidence. In the late 1880s, a village tailor came up with the world's longest name idea as a ploy to attract tourists. Over time, the name got shortened to the Llanfairpwllgwyngyll known today, which still stands at the train station while the original one remains. Show more

What are some of the other tourist attractions around Llanfairpwllgwyngyll?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll plays host to a plethora of tourist attractions, such as the Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn, showcasing a magnificent display of sea creatures and exhibits, all of them learning. St. Tysilio's Church is another site, believed to be dating back to the 7th century, highlighting beautiful architectural designs. You can also visit the area's beaches, castles, and parks. Show more

How did the village become famous?

Established in the late 1880s, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll sprang to fame when a tailor conceived the idea of creating an extended village name to draw in tourists. Today, with its name being one of the longest in the world, the village has become the main focus for tourists visiting the area, receiving approximately 200,000 visitors annually. Show more

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Authors: Olha Savych