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Capel Rhos-y-gwaliau - geograph.org.uk - 406356.jpg
Village chapel
Rhos-y-gwaliau is located in Gwynedd
Rhos-y-gwaliau shown within Gwynedd
Population 86 (2011)
OS grid reference SH9434
• Cardiff 140 miles
  • Llandderfel
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BALA
Postcode district LL23
Dialling code 01678
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
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52°54′00″N 3°34′24″W / 52.9001°N 3.5732°W / 52.9001; -3.5732Coordinates: 52°54′00″N 3°34′24″W / 52.9001°N 3.5732°W / 52.9001; -3.5732

Rhos-y-gwaliau is a small hamlet in Meirionnydd, Gwynedd, North Wales, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east of Bala. It is home to the Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Activity Centre and a now disused Victorian chapel, built for the Calvinistic Methodists.

The Berwyn Mountains rise behind the village. The village lies towards the lower end of the narrow Hirnant valley formed by the Hirnant stream, which rises at the crest of the Berwyns and flows into the River Dee. The valley gives its name to the Hirnantian Age in the Ordovician Period of geological time.

Close to the village is Plas Rhiwaedog, the manor house of the ancient Rhiwaedog estate.

Regional Cycle Route 12 passes through the village.

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