The Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has the second-longest place name in the world. Brought to light recently by a viral video clip of a weatherman pronouncing the entire name flawlessly, this small community on North Wales’ Isle of Anglesey was actually renamed in the 1860s in what was an early form of a publicity stunt. Of course, the name’s the biggest draw, but there’s more to Llanfair PG and the surrounding area than that. Here are a few things to see and do in – don’t make me type it out again!
1. Photograph the Town’s Name
Although the title for longest place name in the world belongs to a hill in New Zealand with an absurd 85 letters, Llanfair PG holds second place and first place in Europe with its mouthful of 58 letters. Unsurprisingly, the most obvious reason to visit is to snap a photo of the full place name proudly displayed at the railway station. For those set on trying to pronounce it, an English approximation accompanies the original Welsh name. Good luck with that.