Blaenau Ffestiniog


County - North Wales | Map
Tel code: 01766 | code search
Postcode: LL41 | code search
Population: 5000
Blaenau Ffestiniog Jobs
Visitor reports

Add your shop free

Latest reviews

John Taxis
"hia john fi sydd yma terry din iawn i chdi fynd a ni i maes awyr manceinion ne os ti ddim yn gallu neud o gofyn wrth eleri diolch ..." More

Wynnes Arms Hotel
"Fantastic atmosphere, warm welcome and friendly people!

Date visited: 12.03.12 ..." More

Queens Hotel
"I was going to book a room at this hotel on sunday. I went in with my son to have a pint and somthing to eat. But there wasnt any ..." More

Travel Tip

"Blaenau Ffestiniog ( pop 5000) sits in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park within the natural, elevated bowl of the Vale of Ffestiniog. The town hosts the National ..." More

More Reviews (7)

Best rates for a Local Hotel

Latest reviews | Events in Blaenau Ffestiniog | 10 Places to Stay

Blaenau Ffestiniog is to be found surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park, despite this location it is not in the National Park and to establish why we have to look back a short way through history. In the 19th century slate was the basis of wealth in Snowdonia and the surrounding area and Blaenau Ffestiniog was the centre of that industry. The town is central to the quarrying, mining and associated building that has been undertaken in the area all linked by a system of inclines and railways. Today many of the mines are largely derelict but the legacy they left behind are the grey slate waste tips that surround the town. It is reported that as long ago as 1873 Blaneau Ffestiniog was the “City of Slate” with everything inside and outside of the local houses seemingly made of slate. Where slate was instrumental in the towns growth it has also been responsible for its omission from the National Park – however the National Park Information Centre is located in the centre of the town. Today Blaneau Ffestiniog offers the visitor a convenient base for all types of outdoor activity whilst it still makes a valuable contribution to industry in Wales by means of the Ffestiniog Power Station that can, if required supply the whole of North Wales for several hours.


G G Lewis & Co
M Richardson & Co
Sarah Dafis


Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Plastan-y-Bwlch Gardens
Traws Pleasure Cruises


Cnicht at The Oakeley Arms
Moel Siabod
West End


Health Services Centre


Queens Hotel

Pub and Bar

Miners Arms
Rhiw Goch Inn
Wynnes Arms Hotel


Alam Restaurant
Miners Arms


Maenofferen Primary School
Manod Primary School


Alwena Jones & Jones


John Taxis
Molwyn Taxis
Nev-S Taxis

Sports Clubs

Clwb Beics Ysgol y Moelwyn (Cycling)


Pets R Us
D P Davies
Cambrian Boots


E Pritchard Pony Trekking(Riding)

Places to Stay near Blaenau Ffestiniog

map book

The Don (0.79 miles)

The Don

More Information

The Don is a family run bed & breakfast in the heart of Snowdonia. At The Don we hope to provide a warm welcome for you to our family home. ... More

map website

Queens Hotel (1.10 miles)

Queens Hotel

Queens hotel was taken over by John Hughes in August 2008, my aim is to refurbish the hotel back to it splendour years when it shone in the middle of the town. Through the coming months I ... More | visit website

map website

The Grapes Hotel (4.37 miles)

The Grapes Hotel

The Grapes Hotel is a 17th century coaching inn, with parts dating back as far as the early 13th century. Over 280 years the Grapes has become renowned for its Ales, Home fare, Hospitality and ... More | visit website

map website

Elen's Castle Hotel (4.73 miles)


Set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, originally owned by Baron Gwydir and then the Earl of Ancaster, Elen's Castle Hotel was once an 18th century coaching inn. Whilst retaining its historical charm ... More | visit website

map website

Penmachno Hall (4.73 miles)

Penmachno Hall
A former Rectory dating from 1862, Penmachno Hall is set in over 2 acres of private grounds, comprising spinney and landscaped garden, fronted by the Glasgwm River. Situated in the Snowdonia National Park, just 4 ... More | visit website
map book

Brynllydan (6.47 miles)


More Information

A haven of peace and tranquillity, this family run residence is immersed within 7 acres of private grounds on a secluded hillside setting, boasting spectacular views of Snowdonia’s National Park. Overlooking the ... More

map book

The Alms Lodges (7.50 miles)

The Alms Lodges

More Information

Dated 1880, the Alms Lodges are a row of three Grade II listed 2 bedroomed properties located just outside Betws-y-Coed, in the picturesque and peaceful National Trust village of Ystyby ... More

map book

Afon Gwyn Country House (7.89 miles)

Afon Gwyn Country House

More Information

Since opening in 2006 this boutique B&B has won awards. Situated in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia and a short walk from the pretty village of Betws y Coed, Afon ... More

map website

Craflwyn (7.92 miles)

Craflwyn Hall offers a stunning and peaceful location on the edge of Beddgelert village. There are superb walks right on the doorstep, with the local mountains of Snowdon and Moel Hebog within easy reach.

Craflywn Hall ... More | visit website
map website

Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel (8.17 miles)

Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

Built in late Victorian times and set amidst the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia National Park, this elegant hotel makes the most of its tranquil and secluded position set within 16 acres of grounds on the ... More | visit website

Brit Quote:
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. - David Lloyd George
More Quotes

On this day:
Nicholas Breakspear is elected Pope - the only Englishman ever - 1154, The Observer First Published - 1791, Wuthering Heights Published - 1847, Gillingham Bus Disaster - 1951, Lewisham Train Crash Kills 90 - 1957, The Pill is introduced - 1961, Belfast Bar Bomb Kills 15 - 1971, The Hastie Fire - 1979
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages