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|Porthmadog High Street|
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|Caernarfon • Dolgellau|
|Places related to the A487|
|Aberaeron • Aberystwyth • Bangor (Caernarfonshire) • Caernarfon • Cardigan • Dolgellau • Fishguard • Haverfordwest • Machynlleth • St Davids • Y Felinheli|
Porthmadog is a historic slate traffic town and a popular holiday centre at the foot of Snowdonia in north west Wales. The A487 trunk road ran through it until a bypass was completed in 2011. The A4971, A479 and A487 are the main roads in the area. At the east end of the town is the High Street, now the A497 before the bypass of the A487, which is the main area for shopping as in all other towns. The road continues over Britannia Bridge and The Cob out of the town. There are four railways in the town which are the Mainline (The Cambrian Line), the Ffestiniog Railway, the Welsh Highland Railway, and the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. The Welsh Highland Railway also runs over Britannia Bridge on the road as a tramway/level crossing arrangement.
The name is the Welsh spelling of the original English Portmadoc, named after the town's founder, William Madocks, and can be seen on old maps.
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