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Llangrannog Accommodation

Llangrannog (otherwise Llangranog) is a small, coastal village and seaside resort in Ceredigion, Wales, seven miles south of New Quay.

It lies in the narrow valley of the little River Hawen, which falls as a waterfall near the middle of the village.

The earliest parts of the village (the "church village") lie above the waterfall hidden by a twist of the valley from view from the sea. This protected them from the attention of sea marauders, the Vikings and the Irish.

After the mid-eighteenth century the sea became safer and a "beach village" and small seaport developed. By 1825 Llangrannog commercial activity was largely concerned with the sea, including the shipment of coal. A number of ships were built on the sands, the largest the "Ann Catherine" a brig of 211 tons. The last developments, in the 1860's, were the "ribbon village" which connected the beach and church villages; and extension of the beach village on the southern slope of the valley. Partly this accommodated the increasing local population, but also for the beginnings of tourism.

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Rock Mill, Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4PH
Tel: 01559 362356
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