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Blaenau Ffestiniog
Ffestiniog is located in Gwynedd
 Ffestiniog shown within Gwynedd
Population 4,875 (2011)
OS grid reference
Community Ffestiniog
Principal area Gwynedd
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL41
Dialling code 01766
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Welsh Assembly Dwyfor Meirionnydd
List of places

Ffestiniog is a community in Gwynedd in Wales, containing several villages, in particular the settlements of Llan Ffestiniog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. It has a population of 4,875.[1]

Ffestiniog was a parish in Cantref Ardudwy; in 1284, Ardudwy became part of the county of Meirionnydd, which became an administrative county in 1888. The parish was created an urban district in 1894.[2] On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, Ffestiniog Urban District was abolished, becoming merged with other districts to form Meirionnydd District, which was itself abolished in 1996. Ffestiniog became a community with an elected town council.

Ffestiniog Golf Club (now defunct) was founded in 1893. The club closed at the end of March 2014.[3]


  • Toponymy 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Celtic place-name in *-ākon "place of", then, "place belonging to, territory of" > Old Welsh -auc, -awg > Welsh -og. The form -iog with an additional /i/ can be explained by the preceding element, which is a personal name ending with -i-us : Festinius. The whole name should be *Festiniākon. Probably same name as Festigny (France, e.g.: Festigny, Marne, Festiniacus in 853)

See also


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics : Census 2011 : GwyneddOffice for National Statistics :
  2. ^ Ffestiniog urban DistrictA Vision of Britain Through Time : Retrieved 12 January 2010
  3. ^ "Ffestiniog Golf Club", "Golf’s Missing Links".

External links

  • Official website
  • "FFESTINIOG". Black's Picturesque Guide to North Wales (20th ed.). London: Adam & Charles Black. 1891. pp. 194–197. 
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