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The Snowdon group viewed from the east
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Y Lliwedd, Crib Goch, Yr Wyddfa, Garnedd Ugain
Highest point
Elevation 1,085 m (3,560 ft)  
Prominence 1,039 m (3,409 ft) 
Ranked joint 3rd in British Isles
Parent peak Ben Nevis
Listing Marilyn, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Welsh 3000s, council top, Ribu
Native name Yr Wyddfa  (Welsh)
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Snowdonia
Topo map OS Landranger 115, Explorer OL17

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. Its top is known as Yr Wyddfa (Old Welsh meaning "the grave"). The English name Snowdon comes from Saxon "Snow Dun", meaning "snow hill".

It is in Snowdonia National Park. As the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon is one of three mountains climbed as part of the Three Peaks Challenge.

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