Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Llanberis is a village in Gwynedd

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Llanberis within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Llanberis in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Llanberis, small town and par. with ry. sta., Carnarvonshire, in N. of co., on river Seiont, at head of Llanberis Pass, 10 miles SE. of Carnarvon, 10,431 ac., pop. 3033; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; the staple industry is slate-quarrying. Llanberis occupies a romantic site at the entrance of a long gorge leading up to Snowdon. The town consists of 2 parts (Old and New), and is a centre for mountain excursions, and especially for the ascent of Snowdon. Llanberis Pass, between the N. ridge of Snowdon and the S. side of Glyder Fawr, is one of the finest mountain defiles in the kingdom, and is traversed by a well-formed carriage road.

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