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Gwynedd - Porthmadog

Porthmadog, known locally as "Port",[ and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. Prior to the Local Government Act 1972 it was in the administrative county of Caernarfonshire. The town lies 5 miles (8 km) east of Criccieth, 11 miles (18 km) south west of Blaenau Ffestiniog, 25 miles (40 km) north of Dolgellau and 20 miles (32 km) south of Caernarfon. It has a population of 4,187.
The town developed in the 19th century as a port exporting slate to England. Since the decline of the slate industry it has become an important shopping centre for the surrounding area and a popular tourist destination. It has easy access to the Snowdonia National Park and is the terminus of the Ffestiniog Railway. In 1987 the National Eisteddfod was held in Porthmadog.
The community includes the nearby villages of Borth-y-Gest, Morfa Bychan and Tremadog.
Porthmadog came into existence after William Madocks, in 1811, built a sea wall, the Cob, to reclaim a large proportion of Traeth Mawr from the sea for agricultural use. The diversion of the Afon Glaslyn caused it to scour out a new natural harbour which had a deep enough draught for small ocean-going sailing ships, and the first public wharves were built in 1825. Individual quarry companies followed, building a series of wharves along the shore almost as far as Borth-y-Gest, and slate was carted from Ffestiniog down to the quays along the Afon Dwyryd, then boated to Porthmadog for transfer to seagoing vessels.

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Ty Newydd B&B - Holiday Flats

Tel: 01766 512553

Ty Newydd (meaning New House) is a 19 th Century stone built detached house in the village of Tremadog (Madocs Town). Only having three letting rooms you become part of the family, and are treated as such. Ty Newydd Holiday Flats are behind the main house, with parking outside. The flats back on to what was the old jail house of Tremadog. It is said that the flats used be a barn that was used to house the police carts and horses. 

Tremadog, on the border of the Snowdonia National park is the birth place of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) and Shelly used to stay in the area which is were he got the inspiration for his works. The Village was built up in 1806 by the Madoc family who use to mine slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to ship round the world from Porthmadog (Madocs Port).

Tremadog has a Village square which hosts three pubs all doing very good food and Ale. There is also a Restaurant, Spar shop, Post Office and Chip Shop. We have a good bus service going to Porthmadog and Caernarfon. The main line railway station is 1/2mile away and the Ffestiniog railway is 11/2 miles away. You could spend yours day lazing on the sandy beach at black rock sands or wonder through the rolling hills of Snowdonia. You could take your car or the bus to the many attractions such as Llechwedd slate caverns, Electric Mountain, Portmeirion Village, the Ffestiniog Steam Railway or visit one of the many local castles.

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Llwyn Derw B&B

Tel: 01766 513869 / 07891 835576

Llwyn Derw is a Grade 2 listed Arts and Crafts period house which is well preserved with good interior features, tastefully refurbished with modern facilities. It is situated approximately half a mile (1km) from the busy harbour town of Porthmadog which boasts over thirty eating establishments. The house is detached and situated amongst mature oak trees with wooded walks and panoramic views of the sea, Harlech Castle and the Rhinogydd mountains. There is a gravelled parking area for three cars and safe parking on the lane leading to the house. This comfortable bed & breakfast is ideally situated for exploring North Wales. FREE WiFi.

Llwyn Derw has a Gallery and a resident artist, click here for more details.

From the main street in Porthmadog, take road next to The Post Office signposted for Borth-y-Gest and Morfa Bychan. Just after you see the Y junction for Borth y Gest on your left, Llwyn Derw is on the right hand side. 

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Velog B&B Guest House

Tel: 01766 514035

At Velog guesthouse you are offered warm and friendly hospitality from a family who enjoy meeting and looking after our customers.

We strive to provide our guests with a service that is informal yet professional. Retaining a warm atmosphere, which our guests often describe as being a "home from home". So ensuring that our guests are comfortable and relaxed.

We offer all our guests excellent home cooked food that is traditional and can be tailored to their dietary needs.

Our food uses locally sourced Welsh ingredients where ever possible, to give you that authentic taste of Wales. Velog's Bed and Breakfast rates are from:-

25.00 per person per night based on 2 people sharing and 50.00 per night for a single occupancy.

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