World’s longest PLACE NAME

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch;Llanfairpwllgwyngyll; Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll or more commonly as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll, known by many as “that place in Wales with the long name” :). It’s a village on the island of Angelesy in Wales, situated on the Menai Straits(next to Menai Bridge and across the strait from Bangor).

So what does this name mean? Well it goes something like this:

“Saint Mary’s Church by the white hazel pool, near the fierce whirlpool with the church of Saint Tysilio by the red cave!”

The story behind this name is that it was dreamed up by a local businessman during the Victorian period to attract visitors from England.


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