• John Oyston

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the first place on Anglesey, after crossing the Menai Straits.


The village claims to have the longest place name in the world, but this was contrived in the mid 19th century as a publicity stunt to promote the local station on the newly built London to Holyhead railway.


Over a century later the restored Victorian station still attracts tourists wanting to be photographed next to the world’s longest station sign. Across the station car park, James Pringle Weavers offers a wide range of gifts from traditional Welsh souvenirs to high street fashions and homeware. A tax free shopping service is available to overseas visitors.


Photo Credit John Oyston under a Creative Commons License


Photo Credit John Oyston under a Creative Commons License

Photo Credit John Oyston under a Creative Commons License

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