Pen-y-Pass, Pen-y-Grwyd

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Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY

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A former mountain lodge where George Mallory stayed here while using Snowdon as a training ground for his ill-fated Everest expedition. The bar is named Mallory’s after him and information about the surrounding mountains and Mallory himself can be seen throughout the building.


Snowdon Ranger, Rhyd Ddu

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AddressYHA Snowdon Ranger, Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd, LL54 7YS 
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Snowdon Ranger is a former inn, named after one of the first guides to show people to the summit. It has now been a Youth Hostel for 80 years. It is set in an area steeped in Welsh history with the village of Beddgelert 5 miles to the South and the World Heritage town of Caernarfon 8 miles to the North.

The Snowdon Ranger Hotel. Liverpool Daily Post, 14 April 1939

Brief History

1857Evan Roberts was the Proprietor.
1878Robert Roberts was the Proprietor. His wife Mary Roberts suffered an injury with a meat cleaver and died shortly after.
1882Licensee James Covell (b.1848 d.1889)
1892Licensee Mrs Ann Covell (b.1852 d.1911)
1899Licensee W. E. Webster was fined for allowing drinking on a Sunday
1907Licence transferred to William Harrison, former schoolmaster at Nantmor School
1914Licence allowed to lapse by owner Rev. J. M. Parry and hotel converted to a school
1939Hotel acquired and converted to a Youth Hostel

Also see: 1878: Sudden death near Carnarvon