Heading to the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh this year? Then you’ll want to read our travel guide, with all the info on this year’s festival…
The National Eisteddfod 2013 is taking place from August 2-10, promising the very best in Welsh language arts, music, dance, literature, theatre and poetry.
The event this year is held in Denbighshire, hence its full name as the Denbighshire and District National Eisteddfod, and will be held on Kilford Farm on the outskirts of Denbigh.
The postcode for the site is LL16 4ER and there will be a system in place to direct people to car parks near the Eisteddfod site.
The Eisteddfod works closely with the local council and the emergency services to agree a traffic management plan, to ensure that both festival and local traffic runs as smoothly as possible during the Eisteddfod.
Driving is recommended over public transport. Signs will be in place, so all you need to do is follow the signs!
Below are the details of this year’s traffic management system, to help you to reach the Eisteddfod Maes safely from all directions.
If you are travelling from north west Wales, leave the A55 at junction 26, St Asaph Business Park. Follow Lower Denbigh Road to Trefnant, turning right on the A525 in Trefnant. Then turn left to the A541 at the lights in Trefnant and travel to Bodfari before turning right at the Aberchwiler junction. Travel to Llandyrnog on the B5429 before turning right onto Whitchurch Road, and turn right into the car park directly after passing the Maes.
If you are travelling from Wrexham, the Marches or mid Wales, follow the A541 to Denbigh through Mold after leaving the A483, or travel to Ruthin on the A525, and follow the road to Denbigh. Then, turn right on the Myddleton Park roundabout to join Whitchurch Road before turning left into the car park opposite Kilford Farm.
If you are travelling from south Gwynedd or Meirionethshire, leave the A5 and join the A494 at the Ty’n Cefn traffic lights, and follow this road to Ruthin, before following the A525 to Denbigh. Then, turn right on the Myddleton Park roundabout to join Whitchurch Road before turning left into the car park opposite Kilford Farm.
If you are travelling locally within the north east, leave the A55 at junction 31 (Caerwys). Follow the B5122 through Caerwys and turn right to join the A541 to Denbigh.
Heading towards the festival site will see you directed to the relevant areas for parking or other services.
After parking your car, you can download the Eisteddfod app on your smartphone (iPhone or Android), and use the car icon on the screen to save your location. This will ensure you can find your car easily at the end of your visit.
Alternatively you could park in the south-east outskirts of Denbigh, which is a 10-20 minute walk from the festival site (depending on where you park).
The festival attracts around 150,000 people each year
Hundreds of activities for children and families
Over 300 stalls and tradestands