Historic towns and villages

Although much of Wales is predominantly rural, the country also contains several large towns as well as the major cities of Cardiff - the capital - and Swansea.

On this page we have provided links not only to our great cities but also to the villages and towns of Wales. Many of these places date back to the Middle Ages or beyond. Some still survive today as working market towns; others have harbours which are used equally by local fishing boats and by visiting members of the yachting fraternity; others again are shopping or tourist centres, or University towns; while a few have sunk into quiet obscurity, with only the presence of occasional grand buildings from the past to hint at their vanished glory.

The links are listed in alphabetical order of counties; these are the 'new' counties which came into existence in 1994, and which in many cases reflect the traditional county structure of Wales dating back to the mediaeval period.

In some areas we have been unable to find useful information. If you can pass on any useful links, please email us and we will add that information here.

Bullet Blaenau Gwent Bullet Bridgend
Bullet Caerphilly / Caerffili Bullet Cardiff
Bullet Carmarthenshire Bullet Ceredigion
Bullet Conwy Bullet Denbighshire
Bullet Flintshire Bullet Gwynedd
Bullet Merthyr Tydfil Bullet Monmouthshire
Bullet Neath Port Talbot Bullet Newport
Bullet Pembrokeshire Bullet Powys
Bullet Rhondda Cynon Taff Bullet Swansea
Bullet Torfaen Bullet Vale of Glamorgan
Bullet Wrexham Bullet Ynys Môn


Blaenau Gwent

Bullet Bryn Mawr

Bridgend

Bullet (Sorry - no information available)

Caerphilly / Caerffili

Bullet Caerphilly / Caerffili
Bullet Cross Keys

Cardiff

Bullet Cardiff

Carmarthenshire

Bullet Brechfa
Bullet Carmarthen
Bullet Kidwelly
Bullet Llandovery


Ceredigion

Bullet Aberaeron
Bullet Aberarth
Bullet Aberystwyth
Bullet Borth
Bullet Cardigan
Bullet Ffarmers
Bullet Lampeter
Bullet Llandudoch / St Dogmaels
Bullet Llandysul & Pont Tyweli
Bullet Llangrannog
Bullet Llanrhystud
Bullet Newcastle Emlyn
Bullet New Quay
Bullet Penbryn
Bullet Teifi Valley towns
Bullet Tregaron

Conwy

Bullet Conwy
Bullet Llandudno

Denbighshire

Bullet Llangollen

Flintshire

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Gwynedd


Bullet Beddgelert
Bullet Betws-y-Coed
Bullet Blaenau Ffestiniog
Bullet Penllyn
Bullet Portmeirion
Bullet Rhiw


Merthyr Tydfil

Bullet Merthyr Tydfil

Monmouthshire

Bullet Chepstow

Neath Port Talbot

Bullet Margam
Bullet Neath Port Talbot Council
Bullet Ystalyfera

Newport

Bullet Caerleon
Bullet Newport

Pembrokeshire

Bullet Narberth
Bullet Pembroke
Bullet Pembroke Town and Pembroke Dock
Bullet Penally
Bullet Ramsey Island
Bullet St. Davids
Bullet St. Florence
Bullet Tegryn
Bullet Tenby

Powys


Bullet Crickhowell
Bullet Hay-on-Wye
Bullet Machynlleth
Bullet Welshpool


Rhondda Cynon Taff

Bullet Rhondda Valley

Swansea

Bullet Swansea
Bullet Penllergaer
Bullet Gower

Torfaen

Bullet (Sorry - no information available)

Vale of Glamorgan

Bullet Cowbridge
Bullet Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Wrexham

Bullet Llay
Bullet Wrexham
Bullet Mold

Ynys Môn

Bullet Beaumaris
Bullet Holyhead
Bullet Llanfairpwll

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