"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Benllech

Benllech is a small town on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. It is in the community of Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf, which has a population of 3,408, making it the 5th largest town by population on the island.

The name Benllech is perhaps a mutated form of penllech, literally "head slab" or "head rock", i.e. "capstone" or "head of the rock". or possibly meaning 'on slate', shortened from the Welsh term 'ar ben llech'.

Benllech is a popular beach holiday destination. Winner of the European Blue Flag award since 2004, the beach shelves and has an abundance of clean yellow sand and looks out toward the Great Orme and Penmon Point. The Anglesey Coastal Path and Wales Coast Path pass through Benllech. The village won the 'tidiest village on Anglesey' competition in the years 1973-79 and was also awarded a Civic Trust Award which recognises the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. The award was given to projects of the highest quality design, which have made a positive cultural, social and economic contribution to the local community.

The village has a range of businesses which include public houses and hotels, camping and caravan sites and several bed and breakfasts. The community has a primary school, Ysgol Goronwy Owen; library, doctors' surgery and chemist, community centre, police and fire station, tennis court and bowling green, and most recently a Tesco Express supermarket. Between 1909 and 1950 there was a railway station close to the village which was the terminus of the Red Wharf Bay branch line. The old station house still exists and several railway bridges can been seen along the road approaching the village.

Local authority: Isle of Anglesey Council

OS Grid Reference: SH518828

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Things to see and do in and around Benllech

  • Oriel Ynys Mon
  • Pili Palas Nature World
  • Anglesey Walking Holidays
  • Miri Mawr
  • Beaumaris Gaol
  • Beaumaris Marine Services
  • Treasure Island Fun Centre
  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Museum of Childhood Memories

Tourist Information

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Tourist Information Centre
Station Site
Isle of Anglesey
Wales
LL61 5UJ

Phone 01248 713177
Email llanfairpwll@nwtic.com

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Weather

Forecast for Tuesday 12 December

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. -0°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 94%
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12:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 88%
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15:00


Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 86%
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18:00


Chance of rain 97%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1001
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1001
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
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