Llandow

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Coordinates: 51°26′55″N 3°31′20″W / 51.4487°N 3.5223°W / 51.4487; -3.5223

Llandow
Welsh: Llandw, Llandwy
Llandow is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Llandow
Llandow
 Llandow shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population 2,606 [1] Llandaff/Ewenny Ward
OS grid reference SS942734
Principal area Vale of Glamorgan
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COWBRIDGE
Postcode district CF71
Dialling code 01446
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Vale of Glamorgan
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Vale of Glamorgan

Llandow (Welsh: Llandŵ) is a village in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The village is located 15 miles (24 km) south west of Cardiff.

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Trinity Church, Llandow

Within Llandow is a small medieval parish church, whose history dates back to the 11th century, with a saddleback tower dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

Adjacent to the village is a disused airfield that was once home to a World War II RAF station, part of which has now been converted into the Llandow Circuit for motorsports, next to which is the South Wales Karting Centre, home to the Llandow Kart Club.[2]

Llandow air disaster 1950[edit]

On 12 March 1950 RAF Llandow was the site of the Llandow air disaster, when an airliner returning Welsh rugby fans from an international match in Belfast crashed on approach in the nearby village of Sigingstone. With the deaths of 80 passengers and crew, the crash was at the time the worst air disaster in history.[3]

National Eisteddfod venue[edit]

From 3-11 August 2012, a disused airfield near Llandow hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales.[4]

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