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Dinas is a large hamlet near Bontnewydd, Caernarfon. It is in the ancient parish and modern community of Llanwnda and is served by the church of St. Gwyndaf in Llanwnda village, which is about a quarter of a mile to the south.

The hamlet developed with the opening of the turnpike roads from Caernarfon first to Pwllheli in 1805, then to Porthmadog in 1810. Two inns were built to serve the roads, Y Mount, which is now an Indian restaurant and Tafarn Hen, which is now a private residence.

The Carnarvonshire Railway was built in 1866 on the route of the horse drawn Nantlle Railway. The building in 1878 of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways (later part of the Welsh Highland Railway) resulted in the opening of Dinas Junction station complete with slate transshipment facilities, which brought the construction of houses for the railway staff. The 20th century saw the development of suburban housing for Caernarfon.

The present Dinas railway station, on the site of the Dinas Junction, was reopened in 1997 by the rebuilt Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon. It is a visitor attraction and local passenger facility, and has been reopened as far as Waunfawr and Rhyd Ddu. The reconstruction of the line through to Beddgelert and Porthmadog is in progress.

 Taxis in Dinas:
 DCO Taxi Service
       5 Glanrhyd
       LL54 7YP
 01286 830654

 Riding in Dinas:
 DA & HA Davies
       LL54 7YW
 01286 830586


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