Llanberis

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Llanberis takes its name from Saint Peris, an early Welsh saint. It is twinned with the Italian town of Morbegno in Lombardy. The village originally grew up around the slate quarrying industry. Since the demise of the quarries in the 1930s, the area has seen a resurgence based on tourism. Another major local employer is Dinorwig Power Station.

The ruins of Dolbadarn Castle, which were famously painted by Richard Wilson and J.M.W. Turner, stand above the village. The 13th century fortress was built by Llywelyn the Great.

Places of interest in and near the village include the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the National Slate Museum, the Llanberis Lake Railway and Padarn country park. Tours of Dinorwig power station are also available from a purpose-built visitor centre.

The village is a popular starting point for ascents of Snowdon because the Llanberis Path begins in the village. Although it is the longest route, it is the least rigorous to the summit, largely following the line of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. This makes it the most popular walking route on the mountain.

South-east of the village is Pen-y-Pass, the high point of the Llanberis Pass at an altitude of 360 metres (1,180 ft). The road here was built in the 1830s to allow ore from the mines on Snowdon to be transported to Llanberis.


Pay & Display Car Park: Lakeside LL55 4TY

Events

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

A5 west from Betws-y-Coed, then A4086 to Llanberis.

Accessible by Public Transport: Bangor station is 11 miles away.

Llanberis

Type:Village

Gwynedd, LL55 4EU

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