2nd longest town name in the world....

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The most sensible thing to come out of Wales since Prince Charles

Ever since I was a kid and got my first Guiness Book of World Records, i've wanted to stand on the train station at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and take a photo of this ridiculous name

Well - I drove 200miles out of my way just to achieve this and I'm glad I made the effort!

Wales is such a weird place. The language would have to be the most ridiculous on the planet, their Prince the worst example of royalty, but their countryside - superb!

It was a terrific drive along the coast and across a bridge and I could see why the hordes of English were going there for the weekend.

The town itself had almost nothing to offer except a couple of signs, a tiny train station, and a very small shop.

I took my pics and headed off Liverpool...


(FYI, the official longest place name in the world is a hill in New Zealand: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu )

dinara_k says:
oh God!!!! I never heard something like that!!!!
thank you for your post!)))))
Posted on: Apr 14, 2009
pyrrho says:
Think you'll find the longest town name in the world is a place in Thailand:

Posted on: Oct 29, 2008
alyssa_ob says:
I was wondering what the longest name was - thanks for including it!
Posted on: Sep 08, 2008
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The local shops
The local shops
Its ridiculous
It's ridiculous
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Imagine the receipt length!
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