Porthmadog, a town in Gwynedd, North Wales, stands at the estuary of the Afon Glaslyn and boasts a rich maritime history. Established in the 19th century, it served as a vital shipping port for slate from nearby quarries. The iconic cob, a seawall constructed in the 19th century, prevents flooding and offers panoramic views of the harbor. Porthmadog is also the terminus of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, adding a nostalgic charm with steam locomotives traversing the scenic landscapes. The town’s maritime and railway heritage, combined with its picturesque surroundings, makes Porthmadog a captivating destination for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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