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Welcome to Beddgelert

Welcome to the beautiful mountain village of Beddgelert.

We are situated amidst the mountains and lakes of Snowdonia, yet we are within easy reach of the coast and the main towns of Porthmadog and Caernarfon. Whether you are looking for walking or activities, beach or sightseeing, or just a quiet getaway, we are ideally located to suit all kinds of holiday or short break.

Why not visit the grave of Gelert, the faithful dog of Prince Llewelyn, after who the village is named. Beddgelert is Welsh for ‘Gelerts Grave’. To read the full story of Gelert click on the Legend button to the left.

If you take a walk or drive towards Mount Snowdon you will travel through dramatic Nant Gwynant where the film ‘Carry on up the Khyber’ was filmed. The film ‘the Inn of the Sixth Happiness’ starring Ingrid Bergman was also filmed in Beddgelert.

Take a leisurly stroll through our streets and lanes and see for yourself the pride that we take in our village. Stop awhile for a traditional Welsh tea or browse through the interesting shops, or maybe take a walk along the Glaslyn river as it makes its way down the dramatic Aberglaslyn Pass on its way to the harbour at Porthmadog from where much of the Worlds slate was once transported.

Beddgelert is set amongst scenery to rival that to be found in any part of the World. We offer a warm welcome to all visitors and can assure you of a holiday to remember. Once you have been to Beddgelert it will remain in your memory for many a year to come, hopefully you will return many times to enjoy again the ambience and beauty of this most delightful village.


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