Llanddona


Llanddona (/lænˈdɒnæ/; Welsh: [ɬanˈdɔna]); Welsh pronunciation) 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

Llanddona
Llanddona
Location within Anglesey
Population691 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH5779
Community
  • Llanddona
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Anglesey
Post townBEAUMARIS
Postcode districtLL58
Dialling code01248
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53.293°N 4.139°W / 53.293; -4.139

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]

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