Llanrug

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Llanrug
The middle section of Station Road, Llanrug - geograph.org.uk - 281702.jpg
Station Road, Llanrug
Llanrug is located in Gwynedd
Llanrug
Llanrug
Llanrug shown within Gwynedd
Population2,911 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH534634
Community
  • Llanrug
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCaernarfon
Postcode districtLL55
Dialling code01286
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
53°08′49″N 4°11′35″W / 53.147°N 4.193°W / 53.147; -4.193Coordinates: 53°08′49″N 4°11′35″W / 53.147°N 4.193°W / 53.147; -4.193

Llanrug (or Llanfihangel-yn-y-grug) is a large village and community in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It lies about 4 miles to the east of Caernarfon, 7 miles south of Bangor and 3 miles northwest of Llanberis. It is the largest populated village in the Arfon area of Gwynedd, Wales. The old name term of the village was initially Llanfihangel-y-Rug, derived from Eglwys Sant Mihangel situated about half a mile west of the village. It has a Welsh-speaking community of approximately 88%, the highest in Wales and a population of 2,911.[1] The busy A4086 road from Llanberis Pass to Caernarfon runs through the village.

Leisure[edit]

The village offers many public footpaths all of which offer extensive views of Snowdonia including The Carneddau, Glyderau and the north-western flank of Snowdon Massif. The River Seiont which is sourced near Llanberis, flows westwards to the north of the village before flowing out to Caernarfon Bay is a popular angling river. The river includes a fish hatchery just outside the village run by the local Seiont, Gwyrfai and Llyfni fishing associations. The village includes an outdoor centre called Arete that provide adventure activities and outdoor courses, situated to the south-east of the village.

Education[edit]

There is a primary school, Ysgol Gynradd Llanrug that instructs around 400 pupils aged between 4-11, and a secondary school called Ysgol Brynrefail that instructs around 800 pupils aged between 11-18. The school serves Llanrug and other surrounding villages including Llanberis, Penisarwaun, Waunfawr, Deiniolen and Bethel.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This does not cover all the area of the community and the resultant population taken at the 2011 census was 1,916 only.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The village is home to two pubs and a hotel located to the west called Seiont Manor. A holiday park also lies to the south of the village called Brynteg Holiday Park, owned by Park Leisure Group. The village also offers two convenience stores, fish & chip shop and two hair salons. Bus services to Llanrug are provided by 88 Express Motors service route, the Company depot is based in the village of Penygroes.

The church of St Michael is a Grade II* listed building.[3]Bryn Bras Castle is a Grade II* listed country house located on the old road between Llanrug and Llanberis.

Sport[edit]

The village includes a football club, Llanrug United F.C. that formed in 1922. Since the late 1960s the club have hosted their home games in Cae Eithin Duon, situated in the eastern flank of the village. It was in this village that many scenes of the popular Welsh comedy programme C'mon Midffild were filmed during the 1980s and 1990s.

The village also includes youth football team system, which is run by the local primary school nicknamed Llewod Llanrug (Llanrug Lions).

Climate[edit]

Along with the surrounding area of Snowdonia, the village offers wetter and slightly cooler weather than lower areas of North-west Wales, this includes nearby areas such as Caernarfon and Anglesey. The annual mean temperature of Llanrug is 11 °C (52 °F).[clarification needed]. The village's snowiest and coldest month of the year is January, with the mean temperature between 1 °C (32 °F) and 5 °C (40 °F). Ground frost can occur from late November into early April. Snow falls from early December into early April. Due to an altitude of 120 metres and close proximity to mountains of Snowdonia, the village normally expects snow to fall at an average of up to 10 days every winter season. During the summer, June and July are typically the warmest months with average temperatures ranging from 16 °C (68 °F) to 21 °C (72 °F).

People[edit]

Geraint Iwan - Welsh television and radio presenter, currently presenting on Radio Cymru for the BBC, as well as voicing the character 'Crwban' on the Welsh cartoon 'Chwedlau Tinga Tinga'[4]List of fictional turtles http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q02r4

Rhun Williams - Professional Rugby Player, raised in Llanrug, currently playing as a full back for the Cardiff Blues Region in the Guinness Pro14.{url=http://www.rugbyworld.com/in-the-mag/hotshots/hotshot-cardiff-blues-full-back-rhun-williams-76234

GirlFriend of Adam Goodwin - Age - Old Enough - Occupation : Horses]

Adam Goodwin (when visiting aforementioned girlfriend) - pioneer of the 'early adoptee' methodology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh language skills and community population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Church of St Michael, Llanrug". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Llanrug". Llanrug Village Web Site. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.

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