Pringles: superstore and cafe
The village is host to Pringles, the superstore and its quality cafe where you can get food and drink all day, located right next door to the station. For Welsh gifts, casual clothes, shoes, outdoor clothes, and homeware.
What to buy: There is a large car park outside (free) and the store also contains the local tourist information centre brimming with Welsh gifts and cards as well as leaflets and assistance.
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At the side of the Station there is a large Shop that sells just about everything to do with Wales and some things that aren’t. Coaches Park in their own spots on the large Car park and the tourists are met by a woman dressed in traditional welsh costume. they then all go into the shop to buy their souvenirs, selling anything from a key ring to outdoor clothing you can find just about anything here but as you would expect from this sort of place the prices are a bit higher than you can find if you shop about. I suppose really it should be under tourist traps.
It is worth visiting though because the tourist information is on the left of the entrance.
In the bit were you have to 'Select An Appropriate Type For This Shop' I have clicked on Other because you cannot pick all of the categories and it really does sell them all.
What to pay: More than on the high street
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Pringle weavers: Not only for fuddy-duddies
The Pringle company (as in clothes rather than crisps) is easily the largest store here. To their credit they restored the railway station, which allowed them to share the car park facilities.
The name 'pringle' is intimately associated with the the world of Golf. Just think of Nick Faldo and you will have the idea. Their distinctive designs of jumpers (sweaters) and other clothing items adorn many a middle aged man. SB will only admit to a few pairs of socks (come to think of it I'm wearing them as I write this) with the name on.
Rather like the 'Burberry' brand, they have attempted something of a makover to appeal to a younger audience. Despite the sexy advertising (provided by Tank Magazine here) it hasn't really worked.
Still, if you are passing by, it's worth it, if only for the photo opportunity.
Err... Tourist Center Shop?: Souvenirs Galore
At that place you see on everybody's Llanfair page, there are souvenir shops in there selling all manner of knick-knacks.. and one of those pillars with all different cities of the world pointing in different directions with their distance from Llanfair... all the touristy stuff, you know.
What to buy: I bought a mug with a repro of a train ticket on it... just because!
What to pay: Coupla quid at least. Not the cheapest stuff in the world but well... you made it here you might as well get SOMEthing!
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