Abergynolwyn shown within Gwynedd
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Welsh Assembly||Dwyfor Meirionnydd|
Historically, the village was part of Merionethshire and its main industry was slate quarrying. The village was founded in the 1860s to house workers at the nearby Bryn Eglwys quarry. Today farming, forestry and tourism are the major local industries.
The village pub, the Railway Inn, is named after the Talyllyn Railway whose narrow gauge branch once reached into the heart of the village down an incline from a ledge on the hillside above. The railway now terminates at Nant Gwernol station above the village, although for many years the terminus was at Abergynolwyn Station outside the village.
Local features 
- Llyn Mwyngil (Tal-y-llyn Lake)
- The mediaeval Welsh castle of Castell y Bere near Llanfihangel-y-pennant (built by Llewellyn the Great in 1221)
- The Iron Age fort on Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock).
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