Llanddona (/lænˈdɒnæ/; Welsh: [ɬanˈdɔna]); audio speaker iconWelsh pronunciation) is a village and community noted for its sandy beach in the Welsh county of Anglesey. Located between Benllech and Beaumaris, it is popular as a holiday destination, particularly for families. Llanddona has no shops; however, it has a riding school and a public house. At the 2001 census it had a population of 639,[1] increasing to 691 at the 2011 census.[2]

Approaching Llanddona from the east - geograph.org.uk - 948655.jpg
Llanddona is located in Anglesey
Location within Anglesey
Population691 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH5779
  • Llanddona
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL58
Dialling code01248
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°17′35″N 4°08′20″W / 53.293°N 4.139°W / 53.293; -4.139Coordinates: 53°17′35″N 4°08′20″W / 53.293°N 4.139°W / 53.293; -4.139

Llanddona transmitting station is located approximately one mile to the north east of the village. The station is the main broadcasting site for television and radio in north Wales.

St Dona's Church, Llanddona, dates from 610,[3] although the present building was erected in 1873.

Llanddona is said to have once been home to a family of witches, whose powers descended from mother to daughter.[4]


  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. ^ The History of North Wales: Comprising a Topographical Description of the Several Counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery. To which is Prefixed, A Review of the History of Britain, from the Roman Period to the Saxon Heptarchy. Interspersed with Notes Biographical and Explanatory. J. Gleave and sons. 1828. p. 47.
  4. ^ ""The Witches of Llanddona" Witches in Welsh mythology". WalesDirectory.co.uk. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

External linksEdit

Owain Glyndŵr public house in Llanddona