Vale of Ffestiniog
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The Vale of Ffestiniog is a valley in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, North Wales. It stretches from Ffestiniog in the east and runs in a westerly direction towards Tremadog Bay, terminating near Porthmadog. The Afon Dwyryd runs through the Vale; pastoral farming is practised along its length.
The Vale is chiefly famous for the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow gauge railway running from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Once used for transporting slate mined in Blaenau to docks on the coast, the line is now a major tourist attraction.
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- Paul Whitfield; Catherine Le Nevez; Mike Parker (1 January 2012). The Rough Guide to Wales. Rough Guides. p. 371. ISBN 978-1-4053-8981-5.