Llanfair what?

I thought it would be fun to share with you a post about one of the top most visitor destinations on the island of Anglesey.  We got there quite early so the photos I quickly snapped don’t really give you any idea of quite how busy this place gets….normally coachloads of American and Chinese tourists are swarming this little Welsh village, that has the longest name of any place in the UK. (and almost of the world!)

Yep. The title of the post really is the name of the place!

Try saying it.

Dare you.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Which when translated from Welsh is : The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave.

When we’re in North Wales we usually try to get over to Angelsey  because it’s a stunningly beautiful place (see the Newborough post for proof!) and while there we often pay a visit to this place as it sells a lot of inexpensive, but good quality clothing and footware…and best of all it has a cafe!

Sadly on the occasion of this particular visit I didn’t get a snap of the greeting lady wearing traditional Welsh dress…but usually  when the coaches are due in she goes out to the front of the building to greet visitors….and as I said, we got there a bit early that day.

Here’s a pic of the signpost inside the entrance of the old station building….can you spot your country name on there?

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6 Responses to Llanfair what?

  1. nope. it doesn’t say Finland – or even Helsinki let alone Turku (which WAS the Finnish capital until the Russians interfered!)

  2. Owen says:

    It’s a lung buster even in English. 😉

  3. Suzanne says:

    You are now coming up weird on my puter. I just thought you might want to know, since I may not be the only one.

  4. ukok says:

    Suz, yep it happened to me too and Tim J and a couple of other people have commented to say it didn’t look right in their screens or that ther didn’t find the blog as accessible as it was before the change of template. Thanks for letting me know though, it’s important that you do because if everybody said nothing i’d probably have just carreid on putting up with the problems i was experiencing because of the template, thinking readers were having no probs!

  5. Barbara says:

    I actually, don’t have a problem at all with the name… but I am actually Welsh so I should hope not. It is known to most Welsh people as Llanfair PG – even the newscasters and weather people call it that…..

  6. ukok says:

    Barbara, we usually refer to it as NYPD 🙂

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