Things to do in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch:
1) Stand beneath the train station sign and have your picture taken
2) Go to the gift shop and buy a t-shirt or bookmark
We did both.
We were there, on the Island of Anglesey in north Wales visiting Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch because we were taking a weekend break to explore the island, specifically the pretty little coastal town of Beaumaris (which happens to be just a few minutes away from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch).
Beaumaris and Anglesey (and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, for that matter) are small, quiet villages with a rugged beauty. The coastline is vast; Impossibly steep pastures, speckled with puffy sheep, pour down into wide beaches, some with rocks and pebbles, others with sand, all are virtually void of people. Wales does not seem to be too bothered with tourism, but that adds to its charm.
I didn't realize what a completely different language Welsh was until we visited Anglesey. This became especially obvious when I asked the sales clerk at the gift shop in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (that one does not get easier the more you write it) to pronounce the name of her town. She sounded as if she was having a conversation. They say Welsh is the oldest language in Europe. I could hear no similarities with Latin or Germanic languages-- it is remarkably unique and people still predominantly speak it, at least in the north of Wales.
In a few weeks we will head further afield down the Lleyn peninsula to the seaside town of Abersoch. If nothing else, we will appreciate the brevity of its name.