"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Llanfairfechan

Llanfairfechan is a town and community in the Conwy County Borough, Wales. It lies on the north coast on the route of the A55 road, between Penmaenmawr and Bangor. It previously was in Gwynedd (1972–1996) and prior to that was in Caernarfonshire. For ceremonial and electoral boundary purposes it was transferred from the preserved county of Gwynedd to that of Clwyd in 2003. It is known as a seaside resort and had a population at the 2001 Census of 3,755. It has a railway station on the North Wales Coast Line. For electoral purposes, the community of Llanfairfechan consists of three electoral wards, Bryn, Lafan and Pandy.

Morfa Madryn, the salt marsh area immediately west of the town on the shore of Traeth Lafan, is a local authority-managed nature reserve of outstanding beauty and a favourite haunt of bird watchers. The site is home to cormorants and shags. The rare Little Egret can also be spotted.

Llanfairfechan is also home to Bryn y Neuadd, a learning disability hospital, a mental health unit (Carreg Fawr) and a medium-secure unit (Tw Llywelyn). The site, Bryn Y Neuadd, is also home to the control centres for both the Emergency and Non-Emergency Ambulance services for the north.

Translated from Welsh into English, Llanfairfechan means "The Little (or Lesser) Church of St. Mary".

Llanfairfechan was judged North Wales Calor Village of the Year for 2009 in the competition run by Calor Gas UK

It is not far from Aber Falls.

Local authority: Conwy Council

OS Grid Reference: SH684747

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Things to see and do in and around Llanfairfechan

  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Museum of Childhood Memories
  • Puffin Island Pleasure Cruise
  • Treasure Island Fun Centre
  • Conwy Aquatic Centre and Coarse Fishery
  • Beaumaris Gaol
  • Beaumaris Marine Services
  • Parc-Y-Glyn Rare Breeds Farm
  • Conwy Treasure Trail

Tourist Information

Conwy
Conwy Castle Visitor Centre
Conwy Castle
Wales
LL32 8LD

Phone 01492 592248
Email conwytic@conwy.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Thursday 17 August

06:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 76%
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 66%
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15:00


Chance of rain 27%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 72%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 73%
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21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
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