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Dolwyddelan, Conwy

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Dolwyddelan, Conwy

Dolwyddelan, and formerly often spelled as Dolwyddelen, is a village and community in Conwy county borough, north Wales, on the main A470 road between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed. The name of the village translates as "Gwyddelan's meadow", referring to the 5th or 6th century Saint Gwyddelan, after whom the parish church is named. As a community, the population of Dolwyddelan was recorded in the 2001 Census as 427, and 55.8% of those residents could speak Welsh.
Administrative CountyConwy
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH7352
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01690
Population427 (2001)

Dolwyddelan, Conwy in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dolwyddelan, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Carnarvonshire, 7 miles SW. of Llanrwst, 14,384 ac., pop. 1275; P.O. Dolwyddelan Castle, ruin, on an adjacent rock, was the birthplace of Llewellyn the Great.

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