Llandegai (occasionally spelt Llandygai) is a small village on the A5 road between Bangor and Tal-y-Bont in Gwynedd, Wales. It affords a view of the nearby Carneddau mountain range.


The village is home to the locally controversialFact|date=August 2008 Penrhyn Castle, home of the Pennant family, but now owned by the National Trust. [ [Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Wales http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM27E4] - Waymarking.com]

The alternative spelling Llandygai appeared on roadsigns in the 1980s and 90s but has more recently been reverted to Llandegai.

The village has a parish church which is of cruciform structure with a central tower. In the church is a marble monument to Archbishop John Williams, the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal during the reign of James I. The church and village are named after the church's founding Saint St. Tegai or Tygai, leading to the alternative spellings of the village's name. Relics of the Saint include a stone coffin and a cross bearing his name are kept at the church. [ T. D. Breverton, The Book of Welsh Saints (Cyhoeddiadau Glyndŵr, 2001)]


In 1648 during the English Civil War the Battle of Llandegai was fought near the village. Royalist forces of 150 horse and 120 foot soldiers led by Sir John Owen engaged Parliamentarian forces led by Colonel Carter and Colonel Twistleton. [Parry's Railway E&W Publishers 1970 ISBN 085104 013 6]


The Holyhead to Bangor railway passes through the village. There has never been a railway station or halt in the village as the railway passes through the Llandegai Tunnel, which is 442 yards in length, before emerging onto the Ogwen Viaduct to the east of the village.


External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3498267 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llandegai and surrounding area]

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