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We’ve all heard of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (known locally as Llanfair Pwllfwyn or Llanfair P.G), the longest place name in Wales and the second longest in the world, only to be beaten by a town in New Zealand1 (source: World Atlas). But there are plenty of other places with long names hidden across Wales, and I can almost guarantee that you won’t be able to pronounce most of them.

Most of these ridiculously long names can be found in North and Mid-Wales with Powys being the county with the most places along the 30 longest.

Longest Place Names in Wales

Below is a table with the 30 longest places names in Wales according to the open-source data from Ordnance Survey.

PlaceCountyNumber of Letters
LlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochVillage on Anglesey58
Llanarmon Dyffryn CeiriogVillage in Wrexham25
Llanfihangel-geneu'r-glynVillage in Ceredigion25
Llansantffraed-CwmdeuddwrVillage in Powys25
Llanfihangel near RogietHamlet in Monmouthshire24
Llanfihangel-yng-NgwynfaVillage in Powys24
Llansanffraid Glan ConwyVillage in Conwy24
Llanfihangel Glyn MyfyrVillage in Conwy23
Llanfihangel Tal-y-llynVillage in Powys23
Llanfihangel-Nant-MelanHamlet in Powys23
Llanfihangel-y-CreuddynVillage in Ceredigion23
Llanrhaeadr-ym-MochnantVillage in Powys23
Llansantffraed-in-ElwelHamlet in Powys23
Hen Bentref LlandegfanVillage on Anglesey22
Llanbedr-Dyffryn-ClwydVillage in Denbighshire22
Llanfair Dyffryn ClwydVillage in Denbighshire22
Llanfihangel Nant BranHamlet in Powys22
Llanfihangel RhydithonHamlet in Powys22
Llanfihangel yn NhowynVillage on Anglesey22
Llanfihangel-y-pennantHamlet in Gwynedd22
Llangattock-Vibon-AvelHamlet in Monmouthshire22
Llanvihangel CrucorneyVillage in Monmouthshire22
Llanfair-yng-NghornwyVillage on Anglesey21
Llansanffraid-ar-ElaiHamlet in the Vale of Glamorgan21
Eglwys Fair y MynyddHamlet in the Vale of Glamorgan20
Llanddewi Nant HodniHamlet in Monmouthshire20
Llanddewi YstradenniVillage in Powys20
Llanfihangel-ar-arthVillage in Carmarthenshire20
Llangattock Nigh UskVillage in Monmouthshire20
OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2022

Longest One-Word Place Names in Wales

Here’s a second table I put together that only looks at the place names that are a single word.

PlaceNumber of LettersCounty
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch58Isle of Anglesey
Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy21Isle of Anglesey
Llansanffraid-ar-Elai21The Vale of Glamorgan
Peterston-super-Ely19The Vale of Glamorgan
OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2022

Kieren is the founder and editor-in-chief of Wales Guidebook. Originally from rural Mid-Wales, he has lived all over the country from Cardiff to Wrexham. A true Welshman, Kieren created this site to share his passion for Wales and help others discover this beautiful country.