Blaenau Ffestiniog

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General Information

Blaenau Ffestiniog is located in the Gwynedd region of WalesUnited Kingdom and was once the slate capital of northern Wales.  Sitting among mountains that are peppered with quarries, Blaenau opened the Llechwedd Slate Caverns to visitors in the early 1970's, which helped the once declining industrial town to regain its popularity.  Today the electric Miner's Tramway takes passengers on a tour through the original caverns.

Blaenau Ffestiniog's main income is tourism as tourists flock here to see the many attractions in and around the area.  Although Blaenau is in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park, it is not included in its boundaries.  There are many reservoirs here which supply the Ffestiniog Hydro Power Station with water.  The views around Blaenau are breath-taking and inspire many an Artist.  The landscape dotted with slate tips, mountains and greenery provides the inspiration.  

The towns slate history is everywhere; in the stone houses with slate roofs, the steps through the town are slate, and even the products in the shop are slate.  Something really unique.

The narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway links Blaenau Ffestiniog to nearby Porthmadog on the coast. To experience the ride is remarkable with the twists and turns along the countryside coupled with the amazing views.

Things to do and see in Blaenau Ffestiniog

There are many attractions in and around Blaenau Ffestiniog​​ to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the activities are :-

  • Tanygrisiau - fishing : rainbows and brown trout
  • Clwb Golff Ffestiniog - one of the highest golf courses in Wales
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • The Dragon’s Gallery - Art
  • Bird watching​ - ravens, peregrins, buzzards  
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns
  • Mountain bike trails
  • The Antur Stiniog downhill mountain biking centre
  • Ffestiniog Railway​

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Blaenau Ffestiniog

There is a large variety of accommodation options in and around this town;  from bed and breakfasts, guest houses to inns and self-catering units.  Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

The towns centre has many cafes, pubs and shops.  The restaurant and business directories will provide more information, or you can add your own free business listing.

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