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Anyone been to Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch?

When we read about this town with the incredibly long name of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch we were shocked. Now we all want to see it......If only for a laugh.

We thought to include it on a day trip from Conwy to Caernarfon Castle.

Has anyone visited this town? Anything we should not miss?

OMG I still can't get over the name. I'm laughing so hard.

In England we are also going to Mousehole cause the name was too cute not to go see....LOL

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I read somewhere that Mousehole is pronounced "muzzle". Maybe Nigel can confirm.

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It is fun to take your photo at the train platform. We stayed overnight there in a farm house that was built on a Roman Foundation. They had a herd of Jacobs Sheep which of course had "coats of many colors" and horns. We preferred staying at B & Bs in rural locations. It is easy to visit on your way from Conwy to Caernarfon. Don't miss the other Edward Castles. You can buy a CADW pass at the first one you visit.

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I might have to refrain from many B&B's cause many in England have Wool blankets etc (which I understand) but I am very allergic to.

I think we will need to do the Stop and get your pic taken with the sign thing. Can't wait. Google maps makes it look super cute.

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Norma, I think a lot of places are going to be weird pronunciations. Can't wait to try my tongue at them. LOL

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Emma, thank you for the pronunciation. That will help a lot.

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We were there last summer. It is just another small town in Wales. James Pringle Weavers is worth shopping and is right next to the train station with lots of parking. The name the town is written across the front of the store for a good photo.

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The name is written in full on the railway station name plates. On road signs, it says ‘Llanfair PG’. If going over to Anglesey, you might wish to visit this place which is roughly across the straits from Caernarfon:>https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd-country-house-and-gardens

This is also on Anglesey:> https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd-country-house-and-gardens

Mounsehole is a typical Cornish fishing village. When in this area - drive to the nearby MINAC THEATRE - which is an open air theatre cut into the cliff face near a spectacular beach. (Many good beaches also on Anglesey).

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I've been there. You can also have your passport stamped while you are there, and apparently this is considered a 'rare' passport stamp. -shrugs- I do not know why, but it was in some recent travel article.

Anyway, I would make a stop there, just to say I've been there. And definitely visit Conwy while you are there. It's lovely!

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I'd be cautious about getting a tourist stamp on an official document like a passport. You may find that it invalidates the passport = big problems.