Llanberis, sitting at the foot of Mount Snowdon (Eryri), is renowned as a holiday resort from where climbers, walkers, mountain bikers, and indeed railway passengers can explore Snowdon and the Snowdonia National Park. The town has grown alongside Llyn Padarn, one of two lakes (the other being Llyn Peris) at the foot of the Llanberis Pass, and owes its growth to the slate quarried from the mountainside across the Lake. The now redundant slate quarries have merged with the lakes and forests to provide something of interest for all, whatever the weather.
The town takes it name from the early Christian St Peris who established a Church some 2 miles away in the hamlet that is now called Nant Peris. When viewing the town from a vantage point across the lake, it would be difficult to believe that Llanberis was anything other than a purpose built holiday resort. Nestled between the banks of the lake and the lower slopes of Mount Snowdon it is a picture postcard view, with the battlemented tower of a medieval castle thrown in for good measure. The High Street welcomes visitors with brightly painted pubs, cafes, and shops. Hill walkers and climbers are well catered for with a number of shops supplying anything from thick woolly socks to all the technical gear required for proper mountain climbing. ....
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