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Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Llanberis, Gwynedd

Llanberis is a village in Gwynedd, North Wales, lying on the southern banks of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia. It takes its name from Saint Peris, an early Welsh saint. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, the population of Llanberis was 1,954. The census also revealed that 81% of the population speak Welsh fluently, with all of those aged 10–15 able to speak the language.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH5760
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01286

Llanberis, Gwynedd in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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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