Dylan Thomas's boathouse at Laugharne Stokesay Castle Firth of Clyde ferry

From: The WalesRails survey of railways and tourist attractions

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch
- the longest station name on Britain's Railway network - translates into English as: The church of St Mary in the hollow of the white hazel close to a rapid whirlpool and the church of St Teilo near a red cave.
Of course, it wasn't always thus. The daunting appellation was created in the middle of the 19th century by combining the names of two villages - Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and Llantylsiliogogogoch - for the bemusement of tourists.
A half-mile east of the station is a statue of Admiral Nelson, and on the headland 600 yards south of that is the Anglesey Column.
It commemorates the Marquis of Anglesey, who fought with the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.
When a cannon ball deprived the Marquis of one of his legs, Wellington is reputed to have exclaimed: "By God, you have lost your leg!" which brought the matter-of-fact reply: "By God, so I have!"

Dylan Thomas's workspace at Laugharne Harlech Castle Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis Lake

Tourism work by South Wales photojournalist
Deryck Lewis

Text and photographs copyright © Deryck Lewis