Golf Halt railway station
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Until 2007 the station was known as Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion (Welsh pronunciation: [ˌɡɔrsaˌvauðaχaɪˌdraɪɡɔˌdanhɛðˌɔɡlɛðɔˌɬoːnpɛnˌr̥ɪnarˌɛɨrˌdraːɨθkɛrɛˈdɪɡjɔn].
The name was contrived by the railway for publicity and to outdo Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The Welsh name is translated as: "the Mawddach station and its dragon under the northern peace of the Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan Bay."
On the Ordnance Survey OS Explorer map covering the region, the station is marked as "Golf Halt".
Problems with the name are the need for the apostrophe and that the two words ...[g]ogleddol-lôn... need a hyphen between them to make sense. Ll is a letter in its own right in Welsh. It also includes the description ar eurdraeth Ceredigion for "on the golden beach of Cardigan Bay": however "Cardigan Bay" is Bae Ceredigion, and it is the neighbouring county (the station itself is in Gwynedd). Possibly because of this, the name has not received much if any official recognition and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is still regarded as the longest by most authorities. The station reverted to its original name of Golf Halt in 2007 (although on the new sign underneath "Golf Halt" the long name is displayed in small letters).
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