Llanberis [ɬanbɛrɪs] is a village in Gwynedd, Wales. The village is located immediately northwest of Snowdon on the lake Llyn Padarn. At the census in March 2011, he had 2,026 inhabitants. Llanberis was for centuries - so even described him in 1693 a through traveler - a smaller, poorer, with difficulty to-reach hamlets. The present town was founded as a settlement for the workers in the surrounding slate quarries. A museum in Llanberis, National Slate Museum on the former site of the Dinorwic quarry, recalled today. Since the decline of the Welsh slate industry, the village lives mainly from tourism. A large number of tourists coming into the place to go from here either by cog railway on Snowdon or high wander on foot. Another narrow gauge railway is the Llanberis Lake Railway, which runs to about four kilometers of track on the shores of Llyn Padarn. find employment inhabitants of the village in the large local dinorwig power station.