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Llanrhystud is a seaside village, post town and electoral division on the A487 road in the county of Ceredigion, nine miles south of Aberystwyth, Wales. It is named after the early Christian Welsh saint Rhystud, to whom the village church is dedicated.[1]


It lies on the Ceredigion Coast Path, part of the Wales Coast Path.

The village was served by Llanrhystyd Road railway station on the now dismantled Carmarthen to Aberystwyth Line nearly seven miles away up the A487 at Llanfarian.


The community population taken at the United Kingdom Census 2011 was 966.[2]

The electoral ward stretches beyond the confines of Llanrhystud to include the village of Llangwyryfon; the ward has a total population of 1,562.[3]

Llanrhystud, Ceredigion Village and church from the bridleway to Castell-bach.

Notable people

External links

  • Llanrhystud Village Information
  • Llanrhystud - Extract from "A Topographical Dictionary of Wales" by Samuel Lewis 1833


  1. ^ Llanrhystud church website
  2. ^ "community population 2011". Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 52°18′21″N 4°08′45″W / 52.30590°N 4.14576°W / 52.30590; -4.14576

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