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The Ffestiniog Town Council area includes the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and the village of Llan Ffestiniog. Ffestiniog is a Welsh area with the Welsh language and culture at the core of its identity. Protecting the language is extremely important to many of the population and Welsh is used naturally as a first language. The population of the area is 4,875 according to the 2011 census, which makes Ffestiniog Town Council the third largest council within the unitary authority of Gwynedd, behind Bangor and Caernarfon. There are 16 councillors representing 5 wards namely Tanygrisiau, Bowydd and Rhiw, Diffwys and Maenofferen, Conglywal, and Cynfal and Teigl. The area is twinned with the town of Rawson in Patagonia.

Contact us

Mrs Ann Coxon, Town ClerK

Telephone:   01766 832398
E-mail:   clerc@cyngortrefffestiniog.cymru




In the early 19th century, Ffestiniog was a 'poor little village' with a few isolated farms and sheep was as important as slate to the early pioneers. Slate eventually became the basis of wealth in Snowdonia and Blaenau Ffestiniog became the center for the industry. The industry prospered and Blaenau Ffestiniog became known as "the town that roofed the world". Today, the town relies heavily on tourists, who come to see the many attractions in and around town. In recent years the 'slate capital of the world' has become one of the most innovative activity centers in north Wales. Now, the slate tips which are obvious on the steep mountains are home to mountain bikers and riders of the zip wires, and the underground caverns is now home to a historic world's first underground trampoline and even more zip wires, and for taking a trip into the caverns.

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Annwen Daniels Ward | Bowydd & Rhiw cynghoryddannwendaniels
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Bedwyr Gwilym Ward | Diffwys & Maenofferen cynghoryddbedwyrgwilym
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Erwyn Jones Ward | Bowydd & Rhiw cynghorydderwynjones
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Will G Roberts Ward | Bowydd & Rhiw cynghoryddwillroberts
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Rory Francis Ward | Bowydd & Rhiw cynghoryddroryfrancis
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Ronwen D Roberts Ward | Bowydd & Rhiw cynghoryddronwendroberts
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Glyn Daniels Ward | Diffwys & Maenofferen cynghoryddglyndaniels
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Elin Roberts Ward | Diffwys & Maenofferen cynghoryddelinroberts
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Mark Thomas Ward | Conglywal cynghoryddmarkthomas
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Mel Goch ap Meirion Ward | Cynfal & Teigl cynghoryddmelgochapmeirion
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Mari Rees Ward | Tanygrisiau cynghoryddmarirees
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Links to some of the most popular attractions in Ffestiniog and the local area will be fond here shortly.