Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

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Chapel at Bontnewydd in 2005.jpg
Chapel at Bontnewydd in 2005
Bontnewydd is located in Gwynedd
Location within Gwynedd
Population1,162 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSH483601
  • Bontnewydd
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL54
Dialling code01286
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°07′01″N 4°16′05″W / 53.117°N 4.268°W / 53.117; -4.268Coordinates: 53°07′01″N 4°16′05″W / 53.117°N 4.268°W / 53.117; -4.268

Bontnewydd (Welsh, meaning 'New Bridge' in English) is a small village and community with a population of 1,162 located on the A487 road 1 23 miles (2.7 km) south of Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Wales, close to the river Gwyrfai, 2 miles (3.2 km) from its outflow into Foryd Bay.[2]

It is served by Bontnewydd railway station, an unstaffed halt on the Welsh Highland Railway. The village has one small supermarket, an outdoor attraction called Gypsy Wood Park, a pub called The Newborough Arms and one school. Bontnewydd was known as Bodallog prior to the new bridge being built.

According to the 2011 Census, Bontnewydd is the community with the 3rd highest percentage of Welsh speakers in Wales. 82.6% of residents aged three and over reported being able to speak Welsh in the 2011 Census, as compared to 84.8% reporting being able to do so in the 2001 Census.[3]

Since 1995 Bontnewydd has also formed an electoral ward, represented by a county councillor on Gwynedd Council.[4]

The community includes Llanfaglan.


  1. ^ "Community and Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ Google. "Bontnewydd, Gwynedd" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  3. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. Archived from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Gwynedd Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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