Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog is a historic mining town in Gwynedd, Wales. It has a population of 5,000 including Llan Ffestiniog, which makes it the third largest town in Gwynedd unitary authority, behind Bangor and Caernarfon. Although the population reached 12,000 at the peak of the slate industry, the population fell due to a decrease in the demand for slate. Blaenau Ffestiniog at one time was the second largest town in North Wales, behind Wrexham. Today, the town relies heavily on tourism who come to see the many attractions within and around the town such as the Ffestiniog Railway.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog - Notable People
... See CategoryPeople from Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwyn Thomas, Welsh poet, academic and the present National Poet for Wales ... David Nash, artist John Cowper Powys, novelist, lived in Blaenau Ffestiniog from May 1955 until he died in 1963 ...
Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway Station
... Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station serves the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, and is the passenger terminus of the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction ... The station is a joint station with the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway, which operates primarily tourist passenger services to Porthmadog throughout most of the year ...
Llechwedd Quarry - History
... had a history with the slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, and had proposed a railway to link the quarries with the river wharf at Dwyryd as early as 1834 ... When the Ffestiniog Railway was opened in 1836, connecting Blaenau Ffestiniog with the sea at Porthmadog, Greaves travelled on the historic first train ... In 1843 Greaves was elected the treasurer of the Ffestiniog Railway and in 1844 he became its chairman ...
Llandudno Junction Railway Station - Layout
... Llandudno Junction and branches Legend North Wales Coast Line to Chester Conwy Valley Line to Blaenau Ffestiniog Llandudno Junction Branch line to Deganwy and Llandudno North Wales Coast Line to Holyhead ... It is also signalled for trains to Blaenau Ffestiniog ...
Minffordd Railway Station - Other Railway Facilities At Minffordd - Minffordd Junction Goods and Minerals Exchange Yard
... for the transshipment of coal and goods destined for Blaenau Ffestiniog ... This traffic declined rapidly after the LNWR reached Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1879 ... slate traffic by rail from Minffordd (ironically, after 1946, using slate brought by road from Blaenau Ffestiniog) lasted until the early 1960s ...