The National Eisteddfod has announced its revised plans for the site of the 2019 event this August - confirming that it will take place in Llanrwst.
Following changes over recent weeks, the site will include some land included in the previously announced site, and a number of additional nearby pieces of land.
- The Eisteddfod Maes will be located around a mile to the south of Llanrwst town on the eastern side of the A470, on Plas Tirion and Cilcennus' land.
- The Eisteddfod's caravan park will be located between the Maes and the town on the western side of the A470.
- Maes B will be located alongside Nebo Road to the southeast of Llanrwst.
There will be three main car parks:
- Traffic from the south - a site on the western side of the A470 to the south of Llanrwst;
- Traffic approaching from the north-west (via A55 and A470) - a site to the north of Llanrwst on the eastern side of the A470;
- Traffic approaching from Abergele (via A548) - a site which includes Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy and nearby land on Nebo Road on the eastern side of the town;
- For disabled visitors with blue badges, parking will be available near the main entrance of the Maes.
These plans have been formulated in close collaboration with key agencies such as North Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales, the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency and Conwy County Borough Council.
The Eisteddfod announced in March that changes to its site planning would be necessary as it was not possible to insure the event on the basis of plans at that time for health and safety reasons. Subsequently, the Eisteddfod team has explored a variety of alternative options for the site, with the objective of keeping the Eisteddfod as close to Llanrwst as possible.
Now, with the new plans in place, it is possible to put the exciting plans formulated locally for the 2019 Eisteddfod into action.
The Chief Executive of the National Eisteddfod, Betsan Moses said:
"We were determined to make every effort to keep the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst, and we're delighted that everyone's efforts have paid off. Formulating a plan which kept the event as close as possible to the town was important to us considering all the hard work and support by people locally to arrange the Eisteddfod, and we also wanted to show that we have faith in Llanrwst.
"Many important partners have played a vital role in finding a swift solution. I would like to thank North Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales, the Trunk Road Agency in the north and Conwy Council for all their help and support. Also it is important to recognise the wonderful attitude of all the landowners in the area who have helped with this revised planning. It has meant late changes for them as well as us, and the Eisteddfod would not have been able to remain in Llanrwst without their flexibility and determination to keep it here."
The Conwy County National Eisteddfod will begin on the 3rd August this year and run until the 10th August. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.eisteddfod.cymru
or calling 0845 4090 800.
- The planned locations of the Eisteddfod Maes and associated sites can be viewed on the Eisteddfod website (below)
- More details about the National Eisteddfod, and this year's event are available at www.eisteddfod.cymru