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At 58 letters, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales holds the title as the second-longest place name in the entire world. Located in a village community on the islands of Wales called Anglesey, the name was originally just a mere 19 letters until it was changed from Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in the 1860s in order to draw in visitors. The claim behind the name goes to both a local cobbler or a local tailor, depending on who tells the story. In addition to enjoying the breathtaking island views, be sure to check out Plas Newydd House and Garden, the historic home of the Marquess of Anglesey, and St. Mary's Church, a historic church built in 1853 from stone rubble. The church sits amid a graveyard where WWII soldiers have been laid to rest. Both spots contribute to the rich history of this quaint, majestic community.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll railway station sign.