Past locations

Below is a list of the locations of the Eisteddfod since its modern inception in 1861.

1861  Aberdare

1862  Caernarfon

1863  Swansea

1864  Llandudno

1865  Aberystwyth

1866  Chester

1867  Carmarthen 

1868  Ruthin

1869  Holywell

1872  Tremadog

1873  Mold

1874  Bangor

1875  Pwllheli

1876  Wrexham

1877  Caernarfon

1878  Birkenhead

1879  Birkenhead

1880 Caernarfon

1881 Merthyr Tydfil

1882 Denbigh

1883 Cardiff

1884 Liverpool

1885 Aberdare

1886 Caernarfon

1887 London

1888 Wrexham 

1889 Brecon

1890 Bangor

1891 Swansea

1892 Y Rhyl

1893 Pontypridd

1894 Caernarfon

1895 Llanelli

1896 Llandudno

1897 Newport

1898 Blaenau Ffestiniog

1899 Cardiff

1900 Liverpool

1901 Merthyr Tydfil

1902 Bangor

1903 Llanelli

1904 Y Rhyl

1905 Mountain Ash

1906 Caernarfon

1907 Swansea

1908 Llangollen

1909 London

1910 Colwyn Bay

1911 Carmarthen

1912 Wrexham

1913 Abergavenny

1914 First World War - no Eisteddfod

1915 Bangor

1916 Aberystwyth

1917 Birkenhead

1918 Neath

1919 Corwen

1920 Barry

1921 Caernarfon

1922 Ammanford

1923 Mold

1924 Pontypool

1925 Pwllheli

1926 Swansea

1927 Holyhead

1928 Treorchy

1929 Liverpool

1930 Llanelli

1931 Bangor

1932 Aberafan

1933 Wrexham

1934 Neath

1935 Caernarfon

1936 Fishguard

1937 Machynlleth

1938 Cardiff

1939 Denbigh

1940 Mountain Ash (radio)

1941 Old Colwyn

1942 Cardigan

1943 Bangor

1944 Llandybie

1945 Rhosllannerchrugog

1946 Mountain Ash

1947 Colwyn Bay

1948 Bridgend

1949 Dolgellau

1950 Caerphilly

1951 Llanrwst

1952 Aberystwyth

1953 Y Rhyl

1954 Ystradgynlais

1955 Pwllheli

1956 Aberdare

1957 Llangefni

1958 Ebbw Vale

1959 Caernarfon

1960 Cardiff

1961 Rhosllannerchrugog

1962 Llanelli

1963 Llandudno

1964 Swansea

1965 Newtown

1966 Aberafan

1967 Y Bala

1968 Barry

1969 Flint

1970 Ammanford

1971 Bangor

1972 Haverfordwest

1973 Ruthin

1974 Carmarthen 

1975 Cricieth

1976 Cardigan

1977 Wrexham

1978 Cardiff

1979 Caernarfon

1980 Lliw Valley

1981 Machynlleth

1982 Swansea

1983 Llangefni

1984 Lampeter

1985 Y Rhyl

1986 Fishguard

1987 Porthmadog

1988 Newport

1989 Llanrwst

1990 Rhymney Valley

1991 Mold

1992 Aberystwyth

1993 Builth Wells

1994 Neath

1995 Abergele

1996 Llandeilo

1997 Y Bala

1998 Bridgend

1999 Anglesey

2000 Llanelli

2001 Denbigh

2002 St Davids

2003 Meifod

2004 Newport

2005 Eryri

2006 Swansea

2007 Flintshire

2008 Cardiff

2009 Meirion and District

2010 Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys

2011 Wrexham and District

2012 Vale of Glamorgan

2013 Denbighshire and District

2014 Carmarthenshire

2015 Montgomeryshire and the Marches

2016 Monmouthshire and District

2017 Anglesey

2018 Cardiff