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Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald

The Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in North West Wales. Essentially, its circulation area covers most of the historic county of Caernarfon (Caernarvonshire), taking in the towns of Caernarfon, Bangor, Bethesda, Porthmadog and Criccieth as well as the Llŷn (Lleyn) peninsula (Pwllheli and Abersoch). It’s also sold in Ffestiniog and Blaenau Ffestiniog in Meirionnydd (Merioneth). (The Denbigh part of the title is something of a misnomer and appears to be in the process of being quietly dropped, at least from the main body of the website, although it remains in the masthead logo.)

It was founded in 1831 as the Carnarvon [sic] Herald and North Wales Advertiser. Five years later it became the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent and kept that title for over 80 years.

In 1920 it absorbed the Merioneth News and Herald and Barmouth Record and became the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and Merioneth News, then simply the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald in 1922. In 1937 it added the E to Caernarvon; it also added the words and North Wales Observer, which it dropped again in 1976. It took up its present title in 1984.

It’s published by Trinity Mirror North Wales. Its editorial offices are in Caernarfon.

There are two editions:

  • Arfon – for the former district of Arfon in Gwynedd
  • South – for the Llŷn Peninsula and across to Blaenau Ffestiniog

Both come out on Thursdays.

It no longer has its own website; the URL below redirects to the Gwynedd pages of the Daily Post‘s website, which are stated to be “powered by” the Herald.

  • Address:
  • Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald
    14 Eastgate Street
    CAERNARFON
    LL55 1AG
  • Tel:
  • 01286 671111
  • Fax:
  • 01286 676937




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