Nefyn is a small town on the north-west coast of the Lleyn Peninsula in north Wales with a population of around 2,500.
Welsh is the first language of almost 95% of its inhabitants. Nefyn is a relatively uncommercialised holiday destination particularly with families because of its sandy beaches. The A497 road terminates in the town centre.
The history of the area can be traced back to 300BC with the Iron Age hill fort of Garn Boduan overlooking Nefyn. The town was the place of a tournament held by Edward I in 1284 to celebrate his victory over the Welsh, emphasising its importance at that time as a trading town. In 1355 it was created a Free Borough and remained an important centre of commerce.[[he sea was always an important part of the economy of Nefyn and fishing particularly for herring became a prime trade. So much so, that the Town coat of arms bears 3 herrings.
During World War II, the Royal Air Force built a Chain Home radar station to the South West of Nefyn.
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