Croesor is located at the foot of Cnicht, in Cwm Croesor, in the community of Llanfrothen. The Croesor Tramway travelled along the bed of the cwm, before rising steeply to Bwlch Rhosydd via Croesor Incline.
Croesor is a Welsh speaking village, where the language is used every day.
The Welsh antiquary and bibliophile Bob Owen, is a former resident of the village. The author Patrick O'Brian and his wife Mary were residents of this village from 1945 to 1949, living first at the cottage Fron Wen and later at a larger house Moelwyn Bank.
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