Llanddona

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Llanddona
Approaching Llanddona from the east - geograph.org.uk - 948655.jpg
Llanddona
Llanddona is located in Anglesey
Llanddona
Llanddona
Llanddona shown within Anglesey
Population691 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH5779
Community
  • Llanddona
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEAUMARIS
Postcode districtLL58
Dialling code01248
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EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
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Anglesey
53°17′35″N 4°08′20″W / 53.293°N 4.139°W / 53.293; -4.139Coordinates: 53°17′35″N 4°08′20″W / 53.293°N 4.139°W / 53.293; -4.139

Llanddona is a village and community noted for its sandy beach in the Welsh county of Anglesey. Located between Benllech and Beaumaris, it is popular as a holiday destination, particularly for families. Llanddona has no shops; however, it has a riding school and a public house. At the 2001 census it had a population of 639,[1] increasing to 691 at the 2011 census.[2]

Llanddona transmitting station is located approximately one mile to the north east of the village. The station is the main broadcasting site for television and radio in north Wales.

St Dona's Church, Llanddona, dates from 610,[3] although the present building was erected in 1873.

Llanddona is said to have once been home to a family of witches, whose powers descended from mother to daughter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. ^ The History of North Wales: Comprising a Topographical Description of the Several Counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery. To which is Prefixed, A Review of the History of Britain, from the Roman Period to the Saxon Heptarchy. Interspersed with Notes Biographical and Explanatory. J. Gleave and sons. 1828. p. 47.
  4. ^ ""The Witches of Llanddona" Witches in Welsh mythology". WalesDirectory.co.uk. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

External links[edit]

Owain Glyndŵr public house in Llanddona