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“Quaint”

Llanfairpwll Railway Station
Reviewed July 14, 2013

You have got to visit the station with the longest name in the world. Lovely visitors shop, quaint, cute and worth the visit, if only to say you have been there.... and I have!!

2  Thank BandMa
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This railways station is situated on the beautiful Welsh island of Anglesey, just a short drive over the bridge from the Welsh mainland. People never believe that there is a train station in Wales with such a long name so it is worth stopping off to take a picture to prove it. Funnily enough, one time when I was holidaying in Bali there was a mention of this station in the Jakarta Post. How is that for fame? People love hearing you say this name too so start practising.

Thank WelshMaiden_8
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The name translates as "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave".

Originally, the town was named Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, meaning "The Mary church by the pool near the white hazels". The village was renamed at the beginning of the 1850s when the railway was built between Chester and Holyhead. Of interest is the "St Tysilio" part of the name, which refers to the church of St Tysilio's, in Menai Bridge. This was once a chapel of ease belonging to St Mary’s church ......lots of letters but there is a place with more letter ......hold on to your hat her is the "bad boy "

A hill in New Zealand has the 85-character name (derived from Maori) of Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

Anyone for a game of scrabble ?

1  Thank cuddslfc
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

It's interesting to see the name written with the description underneath, and as its free to take pictures it's well worth a quick stop on your way onto something else.

Thank AndreaM4592
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Nice stop at a pretty station that has been restored to how it would have looked in Victorian times. Have your photo taken next to the place name sign - the longest railway station name in the world and the longest place name in Europe - and then drive off! (there's not a lot else to see there to be honest)

It's free and only a few minutes detour when you cross over into Anglesey.

Thank Sahloff79
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