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Llanddulas from Cefn-yr-Ogof
River Dulas at Rhyd-y-Foel

Llanddulas is a village in Conwy county borough, Wales midway between Old Colwyn and Abergele and next to the North Wales Expressway in the community of Llanddulas and Rhyd y Foel. The village lies beneath the limestone hill of Cefn-yr-Ogof (669 ft). This hill has large caves, and quarrying of limestone was formerly the main industry of the village, with crushed stone being exported from the 200 m long jetty.

According to figures from the 2001 census, Llanddulas, combined with nearby village Rhyd y Foel, had a population of 1,572, with around 23% of the population having some knowledge of the Welsh language.[1]

Llanddulas is notable as being the place where Richard II was betrayed in 1399.[2] and is also the birthplace of Lewis Valentine. Between 1889 and 1952 the village had its own railway station.

According to legend, a cave on the mountain of Pen y Cefn was once the abode of the Devil, until the people of Llandulas performed an exorcism at the cave to drive him away.[3]


  1. ^ "Llanddulas and Rhyd y Foel 2001 Key Statistics". Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  2. ^ Black, Adam and Black, Charles (1857) Black's Picturesque Guide to North Wales, Adam and Charles Black (Edinburgh, 1857) p.32
  3. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 392. ISBN 9780340165973. 

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Coordinates: 53°17′N 3°38′W / 53.283°N 3.633°W / 53.283; -3.633