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Llangrannog

Llangrannog (otherwise Llangranog) is a small, coastal village and seaside resort in Ceredigion, Wales, seven miles south of New Quay and 10 minutes drive from Cwrt Hen Camp Site.

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

Llangrannog
View of Llangrannog

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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