List of towns in Wales

This is a link page for towns in Wales, 147 in total. In Wales, as in England and Northern Ireland, a town is any settlement which has received a charter of incorporation, more commonly known as a town charter, approved by the monarch[citation needed]. Fifty-five boroughs in Wales were given parliamentary representation in 1536, but the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 recognised only 20 Welsh boroughs[citation needed]. Subsequent urban growth led to the designation of other places as boroughs, including Wrexham, Rhondda, Barry and Merthyr Tydfil, but many other settlements were only granted the status of urban district.[1] The Local Government Act 1972 allows civil parishes in England and Wales to resolve themselves to be town councils.

Cities are also listed (in bold). Until the 16th century, a town was recognised as a city if it had a diocesan cathedral within its limits. The city of St Davids, with a population of about 2,000, received its city status in this way. St Asaph acquired city status in 2012 as part of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.[2]

AEdit

Aberaeron, Aberavon, Aberbargoed, Abercarn, Aberdare, Abergavenny, Abergele, Abertillery, Aberystwyth, Amlwch, Ammanford

BEdit

Bagillt, Bala, Bangor, Bargoed, Barmouth, Barry, Beaumaris, Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Blaenavon, Blackwood, Blaina, Brecon, Bridgend, Briton Ferry, Brynmawr, Buckley, Builth Wells, Burry Port

CEdit

Caerleon, Caernarfon, Caerphilly, Caerwys, Caldicot, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Chepstow, Chirk, Colwyn Bay, Connah's Quay, Conwy, Corwen, Cowbridge, Criccieth, Crickhowell, Crumlin, Cwmbran

DEdit

Denbigh, Dolgellau

EEdit

Ebbw Vale,

FEdit

Ferndale, Fishguard, Flint

GEdit

Gelligaer, Glynneath, Goodwick, Gorseinon,

HEdit

Harlech, Haverfordwest, Hay-on-Wye, Holt, Holyhead, Holywell

KEdit

Kidwelly, Knighton

LEdit

Lampeter, Laugharne, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandrindod Wells, Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfairfechan, Llanfyllin, Llangefni, Llangollen, Llanidloes, Llanrwst, Llantrisant, Llantwit Major, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llanybydder, Loughor,

MEdit

Machynlleth, Maesteg, Menai Bridge, Merthyr Tydfil, Milford Haven, Mold, Monmouth, Montgomery, Mountain Ash

NEdit

Narberth, Neath, Nefyn, Newbridge, Newcastle Emlyn, Newport, Newport (Pembrokeshire), New Quay, Newtown, Neyland

OEdit

Old Colwyn, Overton-on-Dee

PEdit

Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Penarth, Pencoed, Penmaenmawr, Penrhyn Bay, Pontardawe, Pontarddulais, Pontypool, Pontypridd, Port Talbot, Porth, Porthcawl, Porthmadog, Prestatyn, Presteigne, Pwllheli, Pyle

QEdit

Queensferry

REdit

Rhayader, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Rhymney, Risca, Ruthin

SEdit

St Asaph, St Clears, St David's, Saltney, Senghenydd, Shotton, Swansea

TEdit

Talgarth, Tenby, Tonypandy, Tredegar, Tregaron, Treharris, Tywyn,

UEdit

Usk

WEdit

Welshpool, Whitland, Wrexham

YEdit

Ystradgynlais, Ystrad Mynach

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ John Davies; Nigel Jenkins; Menna Baines; Peredur I. Lynch, eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ Beckett, J. V. (2005). City Status in the British Isles, 1830–2002. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 22. ISBN 9780754650676. Retrieved 31 January 2012.