Beautiful Beddgelert is a small village in the heart of Snowdonia. This pretty place with quaint cottages, pubs and shops set in picturesque scenery is well worth a visit.
Surrounded by wonderful natural beauty, the area is popular with visitors keen to get into the great outdoors and try activities such as climbing, hiking, Highlights include breathtaking mountain views and the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass, a narrow gorge also used by the steam locomotives of the Welsh Highland Railway. You can also travel deep underground into the caves of the amazing Sygun Copper Mine.
The name Beddgelert translates as 'Gelert's Grave'. A tombstone in the village is said to be the resting place of the legendary hound Gelert belonging to and killed by the 13th century ruler Llywelyn the Great, who mistakenly thought he had killed his son. While this is now widely accepted to be just a myth, it all adds to the interest of this lively village.
You are surrounding by the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park, all you have to do is go out and walk amongst the mountains. For a scenic drive try the A498 norh-eastwards
Towns Near Beddgelert To Visit - straight line distance:Porthmadog (5.97 miles) Portmeirion (6.51 miles) Llanberis (7.53 miles) Criccieth (8.46 miles)
Sygun Copper Mine Visit the caves and tunnels of a Victorian copper mine.
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways Steam trains running from Portmadog through Snowdonia north to Caernarfon, or east to Blaenau Ffestiniog.