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Llangrannog

Llangrannog's lovely sandy beach nestles below the cliffs and the Ceredigion section of the Wales Coast Path.  Originally a hidden village above the old port, Llangrannog is now one of Ceredigion’s most popular beach destinations for a bucket and spade day out or seaside holiday.

Llangrannog

​In the 18th century, salt smuggling was rife in Ceredigion where it was used to preserve bacon and herring. Costing half the price in Ireland, there was a busy illegal trade, evidenced in places such as Ogof yr Halen (meaning Salt Cave) at Llangrannog. Similarly wines and spirits were smuggled, stored and traded in local caves.

In the village, Llangrannog’s church is dedicated to arannog, a 6th century sea travelling celtic saint who was a friend of St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland.​

Geology

Llangrannog lies across the boundary of two types of this rock, Silurian and Ordovician. These names, internationally recognised and used by geologists worldwide, were taken from the names of two Celtic tribes that once occupied Wales.​​

Fun through the generations

The Urdd is the Welsh youth movement and it is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Each year its centre t Llangrannog provides activities for some 20,000 youngsters and features a heritage centre, dry ski-slope, equine centre and climbing wallall open to the public.




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Did you know
  • According to legend, the distinctive rock on Llangrannog beach, known as Carreg Bica comes from no lesser person than the Devil himself who, apparently, in a furious rage over an aching tooth promptly ripped it out in anger, whereupon, of all places, it happened to land … in Llangrannog!