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Blaenau Ffestiniog is a small town in north Wales. It has a population of 4,830 (2001 census).

Located in the mountains of Snowdonia, the town was once a major centre of the slate mining industry. This industry declined during the early 20th century. The town's economy is now largely dependant on tourism. Although the town is in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park, the boundaries of the Park are specifically arranged to omit the town with its substantial slate waste heaps from the Park.

Blaenau Ffestiniog boasts several major tourist attractions, including the Ffestiniog Railway, and also the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, a former slate mine open to visitors.
The hills around Blaenau Ffestiniog form the watershed between the River Conwy flowing to the north and the River Dwyryd flowing to the west.

Blaenau Ffestiniog hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1898. It is traditionally part of Merionethshire.

At one time the town was the terminus for three separate railway lines, each with its separate station or stations:

Today Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station on the site of the former Great Western station serves as a combined station for the Ffestiniog Railway and the Conwy Valley Line, their previous stations being no longer in use.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is on the A470 road which runs from the north to the south of Wales. Immediately to the north of the town the road climbs steeply to the Crimea Pass.

Noted former residents include John Cowper Powys (novelist) and Llwybr Llaethog, (musical group)

For more information see: http://www.ffestiniog.org.uk/


 Trains:
 Blaenau Ffestiniog is on the Conwy Valley Line
 Blaenau Ffestiniog is on the Ffestiniog Railway


 Libraries:
 Blaenau Ffestiniog Library
       Canolfan Maenofferen
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       LL41 3UA
 01766 830415
 Mon 10:00am-1:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
       Tue 10:00am-1:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
       Wed 10:00am-1:00pm 2:00pm-7:00pm
       Fri 10:00am-1:00pm 2:00pm-6:00pm
       Sat 10:00am-1:00pm
 Wheelchair access


 Tourist Information Centre

 Telephone:

01766 830360

 Fax:

01766 830360

 Email:

[email protected]

 Address:

Unit 3
High Street
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Gwynedd
LL41 3HS

 Hours:

Summer 7 Days 10.00 - 18.00


 Pubs/Bars:
 Commercial Hotel
       Commercial Square
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HP
 01766 830296

 Meirion Vaults
       High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3AE
 01766 830761

 Manod Hotel
       High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 4DB
 01766 830346

 Queens Hotel
       1 High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3ES

 Wynnes Arms
       Manod Road
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 4AR
 01766 830401


 Hotels
 Cae'r Blaidd Country House
       Llan Ffestiniog
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 4PH
 01766 762765
 [email protected]
 http://www.caerblaidd.fsnet.co.uk/

 The Don
       147 High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       LL41 3AX

 King's Head Hotel
       Glanypwll
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3PD
 01766 830219

 Queens Hotel
       1 High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3ES
 01766 830055


 B&B's/Guesthouses
 Dolawel Guest House
       Rhiwbryfdir
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HS
 01766 830511
 [email protected]
 http://www.dolawel.co.uk/

 The Don
       147 High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3AX 
 01766 831032
 [email protected]
 http://the-don.biz

 Fron Heulog
       High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3AP
 01766 831790

 Isallt Guest House and Coffee Shop
       Church Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HD 
 01766 832488
 01766 832551
 [email protected]
 http://www.isallt.com

 Ty Clwb (B&B)
       The Square
       Ffestiniog
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 4LS
 01766 762658
 [email protected]
 http://www.tyclwb.co.uk/


 Restaurants:
 Plas Waenydd Restaurant
       Llechwedd Slate Caverns
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3NB
 01766 830523


 Take Aways:
 Blaenau Takeaway
       Church Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HB
 01766 832445

 The Fish & Chip Shop
       10 Church Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HB
 01766 830650

 Golden Mountain
       18 Church Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HB
 01766 831911

 The Greek Taverna
       3-4 Commercial Square
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3HP
 01766 831447

 Pethal Blasus
       14A High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3AA
 01766 831382

 Taste Chinese
       28 High Street
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3AA
 01766 830347


 Taxis:
 Moelwyn Taxis
       Llys Maldwyn
       8 Dorvil Rd
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 3YH
 01766 830082

 Nev-S Taxis & Minibus Hire
       Bodefryd Ffestiniog
       Blaenau Ffestiniog
       Gwynedd
       LL41 4LR
 01766 762465



 

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