UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

01656 area code


The area code 01656 is for Bridgend and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01656 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 01656 area code are normal Bridgend landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01656 area code information

Area code:01656
Council area:Bridgend
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01656 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1656 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0656)

Area code history

Bridgend's original area code was 0042. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0656, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0656 code eventually became 01656, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.
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