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Y Felinheli, formerly known in English as Port Dinorwic, is a village beside the Menai Strait between Bangor and Caernarfon with a population of around 2,300.

The harbour is a centre for pleasure boats and sailing with moorings, a marina and yacht support businesses, including rigging, sailmaking and boatyards. The local sailing club organizes dinghy racing.

The owners of the estate around Y Felinheli developed the Dinorwic Quarry in the late 18th century and built the harbour to export slate transported to the quay by the Dinorwic Railway, a narrow gauge railway that was subsequently replaced by the Padarn Railway. Industrial expansion gave Y Felinheli the alternative name Port Dinorwic.


Caernarfon Tourist Information Centre


Y Felinheli,
LL56 4PJ



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Map reference: SH 524674  Lat: 53.18379 Long: -4.20944

A487 north from Caernarfon; turn off at a roundabout where signed for the village.

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Bangor station