Llanberis  Caernarvonshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Llanberis like this:

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.

Llanberis through time

Llanberis is now part of Gwynedd district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gwynedd has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanberis itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanberis, in Gwynedd and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th August 2018

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