Carmel is a small village near Y Fron in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. The village is built up mainly of Victorian homes, with a more modern area. The village has its own school and a couple of shops, one a general store (Siop Doris) and the other a Post House. The village also contains a number of chapels, which are gradually closing down and some being converted into homes. There are a number of other businesses including a driving school and a garage. Nearby villages are Penygroes and Groeslon. Notable residents have included Dafydd Glyn Jones, Sir Thomas Parry (1904-1985), Principal of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, from 1958-1969 and the artist Ifor Pritchard.