Llansanffraid Glan Conwy
Shore viewpoint, near A55 J18, Llandudno Junction
The land here and to the south-east is built on what was previously a tidal mudflat of the Conwy estuary. In the late 1980s and early 1990s spoil was dumped here from construction of the A55 Expressway, including the Conwy tunnel and its approaches. Most of the land created at that time now forms the RSPB Conwy nature reserve.
A direct route for pedestrians and cyclists between this area and Conwy Cob was created by Conwy County Borough Council with the opening of a bridge over the railway in 2009.
Postcode: LL31 9XZ
Llansanffraid Glan Conwy is a village on the eastern bank of the estuary. Llansanffraid means church of St Ffraid. She was a popular saint, judging by the number of places named after her, and you can read a local legend about her here. To distinguish it from other different places named Llansanffraid, the suffix Glan Conwy was added for this village, making the name equivalent to Llansanffraid-upon-Conwy. Today the village is known locally as Glan Conwy.
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Cefn Cyfarwydd is west of the Conwy estuary, and therefore in Snowdonia. “Cefn” means ridge. “Cyfarwydd” means familiar, or a storyteller. To hear how to pronounce Cefn Cyfarwydd press play:
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Moel Gyffylog is east of the Conwy Valley. “Moel” is hill, “cyffylog” is woodcock, a largely nocturnal bird similar to snipe. To hear how to pronounce Moel Gyffylog press play:
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Alltwen is west of Conwy Mountain. "Allt" means slope, wen means white. To hear how to pronounce Alltwen press play:
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The images below describe what’s visible to the south and west.
View from Llandudno Junction looking South
View from Llandudno Junction looking West