Pant Glas

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Pant Glas
Pant Glas.jpg
The hamlet from the west
Pant Glas is located in Gwynedd
Pant Glas
Pant Glas
Pant Glas shown within Gwynedd
OS grid reference SH471473
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL51
Dialling code 01766
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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53°00′04″N 4°16′41″W / 53.001°N 4.278°W / 53.001; -4.278Coordinates: 53°00′04″N 4°16′41″W / 53.001°N 4.278°W / 53.001; -4.278

Pant Glas (Welsh for Green Hollow - in Welsh, as in other Celtic languages, "glas" may mean both 'green' and 'blue') is a hamlet on the A487 road in Gwynedd, Wales. Historically in Caernarfonshire, it is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Caernarfon, 9 miles (14 km) north-west of Porthmadog, and 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Pwllheli. Nearby is the former Pant Glas railway station on the closed Carnarvonshire Railway. The station closed in January 1957. The railway closed in 1964 and has since been replaced with the Lôn Eifion cycle track. Also nearby is the Arfon transmitting station, the tallest structure in Wales.

Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel was brought up at Fferm Nant Cyll Ucha, located just outside the hamlet.[1]

In February 2005, the speed limit for the A487 in Pant Glas was reduced from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 40 mph (64 km/h).[2]


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