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Tal-y-llyn in shadow of Cadair Idris - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


Tal-y-llyn, or Talyllyn, is a small hamlet in Gwynedd, close to the village of Abergynolwyn.

For much of the 19th century, and the first half of the 20th century, the predominant industry in the area was slate mining, in the quarries at Bryn Eglwys and Corris. The Talyllyn Railway was built in the 1860s to serve the quarries at Bryn Eglwys. Although this never reached the lake, and was never planned to do so, the terminus of the railway was in the parish, thereby giving the railway its name.

The parish church, St Mary's, dates from the 13th century, with the present structure dating from around 1590.

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