Travelling around Porthmadog
Referred to lovingly as ‘Port’ by those that live locally, Porthmadog is a charming coastal town in North West Wales. Sitting in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, this is a place filled with maritime history and rich Welsh heritage. An estimated 75% of those that live there speak the language fluently.
Porthmadog has great commuter links both in and out of the area. Arriva buses run services to and from several places nearby, including Caernarfon, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Pwllheli, and many more destinations.
Porthmadog is a busy shipping port that specialised in the international slate trade. The town’s history is closely connected to the water and it came into existence after W.A. Maddocks built a sea wall, named the Cob, in 1810. This is one of the area’s best-loved landmarks, and the mile-long embankment shaped the town into the place it is today. The town’s name even derives from the name of the man who made it. Porthmadog translates as ‘Madog’s Port’.