19 things English people learn when they move to Wales
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:Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales railway sign. // The name means: Mary's Church [in] the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool [and] the church of (St.) Tysilio with a red cave.
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Located in Anglesey, Wales, this is the longest place name in Europe. Breakdown of the name:[St.] Mary's Church (Llanfair) [in] the hollow (pwll) of the white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) [and] the church of [St.] Tysilio (llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo goch).
Llanfair PG: "The Welsh have a happy habit of running words together. Taken to an extreme, this gives Britain's longest railway station name sign at Llanfairpwllgwngyllgogerychwyndropwlllantysiliogogogoch. It may usually be seen with tourists being photographed alongside, and is often shortened to Llainfair PG." www.bradtguides.com
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The Welsh Town with a Name Longer than this Headline - Condé Nast Traveler
On the Welsh island of Anglesey, across the Menai Strait from the city of Bangor, sits Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, an unassuming old fishing village. Its 3,000 residents welcome more than 200,000 visitors every year, almost entirely on the strength of its 58-letter name. This 19-syllable jawbreaker is the longest place-name in Europe, and the longest one-word name of any municipality in the world.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Llangollen Canal, Wales A few miles east of Llangollen, Wales, the world's longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct is like a theme-park log ride on stilts. The World Heritage site, built in 1805, still gives passengers the ride of their lives. Pontcysyllte carries more than 1,000 canal boats per year across a 1,000-foot span 126 feet above the River Dee. You can take a canal boat or walk across the aqueduct on a towpath. Passengers often admit to feeling queasy as…