Plas Newydd is the ancestral home of the Marquis of Angels, the house was remodelled by James Wyatt in the 18th century and the interior redesigned during the1930's and is famous for it's association with the artist Rex Whistler who painted the magnificent Mural in the dining room.The house and grounds are under the care of The National Trust, we...more
LLfairPG lies just into Anglesey (a seperate island), always in the furthest forgotton corner, the Romans took a look and buggered off again.It continued as a quiet backwater until the 19th century when the traffic to Ireland began to increase significantly through the port of Holyhead (Ireland was then part of the British Empire)The Menai Bridge...more
It is no real surprise that the longest place name in the UK, and indeed the longest URL on the Internet is somewhat manufactured. One of the earliest publicity stunts in fact. It was thought up in the 1860's to get the longest railway station name in the UK. A whole economy grew from this stroke of genius as people made a brief stop at this...more
If your twiddling your fingers when you get to the place with the longest name in Britain, its because you have taken photos of the railway station sign, visited Pringles shop and had a meal in the pub. Now what?A short drive/walk away is the Marquess of Anglesey's Column and Nelson's Monument.You could climb the 115 steps to the top where the view...more
Just a short drive away from Llanfairpg, as the locals call it, is a tiny town called Brynsiecyn. (Yes another unpronounceable name). But there on the main road is Hooton's farm shop, the Gary Rhodes regional winner Food Hero of 2008/9. Open every day with lots of free parking in front of the shop and cafe.I was staying in a holiday cottage nearby...more
Go to the coast of Anglesey and visit the most beautiful of Edwards Welsh castles.... Beaumaris. It is only a short drive from here and the village is also lovely.The castle was built overlooking the Menai Strait on the Isle of Anglesey. It is a World Heritage Listed Site. This castle was built (starting in 1295) by Edward I to contain the Welsh....more
This is a great Old pub, restaraunt and B&B opposite the train station. We called in here on our way back from the Burial chamber for a drink but more just to have a look.we recived a really warm welcome and the locals showed an interest in where we had been.We ended up staying for a few drinks and would love to visit again.more
The Marquis RestaurantHolyhead Road, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey Gwynedd Tel 01248 713340 Tafarn Ty GwynHolyhead Road, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey Gwynedd Tel 01248 715599 The Penrhos ArmsHolyhead Road, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey Gwynedd I didn't eat in any of these restaurants, I just went across the street from the tourist center to the Fish & Chip shop and...more
If you are heading over by ferry to the republic Of Ireland from the port of Holyhead, then a detour to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is but a small one.
It lies just into the island of Anglesey and is connected to Holyhead by a new dual carriageway. This has the great advantage that you have to spend alot less time in Anglesey - the Welsh backyard.
Both P&o and Irish ferries depart from Holyhead to Dublin. The superfast ferries complete it in about an hour and a half, whilst the 'traditional' ferries take over 3 hours for the crossing.
It is also possible to do the journey by train, again on the way to Holyhead. You will however have to check your timings carefully to ensure you meet the ferry.
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. There is a large car park outside (free) and the store also contains the local tourist information centre brimming with Welsh...more
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...more
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...more
Whilst this place name might get about nine million points in a game of scabble, anyone not born with sound of Male voice choirs and bleeting sheep in their lugholes will find it virtually impossible to pronounce.Despite that fact that everyone refers to it (including the Welsh) as Llfair or LlanfairPG, the local council have suggested (and of...more
My father was born in Wales and so was my Grand fatherbut both like myself are English, but my father prides himselfon speaking Welsh. I even have a Welsh middle name...Ffranconwhich means beaver in English.I used to drive to Anglsey past Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochuchafto visit my Aunt and Uncle who live in...more
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com is the longest single word (without hyphens) .com domain name in the world! The web-site for the village has a facility to teach you how to say the word, breaking down the Welsh vowel and consonant sounds into easy chunks, and you can hear it spoken, too. Good luck.more
when visiting Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch by bus or train then trying to remember the name or even pronounce it is almost impossible. Well the name was given just to boost the number of visitors...I always went with my dad in the car so avoided such problems.more
Try to pronounce the name of this little town on the island of Anglesey. LlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrowllllanttysiliogogogochIt's the town with the longest name on earth . This is the only thing you should visit this place for. It is nice to visit if you are in the neighbourhood, otherwise forget it.more
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season - in autumn and winter it rains more frequent then in the other half of the year
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 14°C ( 48 - 58°F ); min: 4 - 8°C ( 41 - 47°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 16 – 18°C ( 60 - 65°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F)
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 9 – 14°C ( 48 - 58°F ); min: 4 - 8°C ( 41 - 47°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 7 – 9°C ( 45 - 48°F); min: 3 - 5°C ( 39 - 43°F )
We walked from Bangor to visit Bryn Celli Ddu and it was certainly worth it. It is a fantastic place and is really 2 Prehistoric sites in one. An earlier circle of standing stones (Hendge)surrounded by a bank and internal ditch. first stood on this fantastic site but it was later destroyed by the builders of this Megalithic burial chamber about...more
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Is it for real??? Yes. What's there? Not much. The main reason for visiting this little town is pretty much to visit this very spot in the photo because of its name... which actually means: "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid/fierce whirlpool by St....more
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