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Beddgelert is a village in Snowdonia with a population of some 450; it is reputed to be named after the legendary hound Gelert.

Everyone loves Beddgelert and its enviable location. The picturesque stone-built village is the ideal base for exploring all the classic sights and beauty spots – Aberglaslyn Pass to the south, Nant Gwynant to the east and Snowdon to the north. The historic cottage of Ty Isaf is now a National Trust shop selling local crafts and produce. Nearby Rhyd Ddu, connected by a walking/cycling path, is a great starting point for a walk to the summit of Snowdon. Or go underground at the Sygun Copper Mine, also close by. It’s a popular family attraction with above-ground facilities too, including a children’s adventure playground and a new bouncy castle.

The National Trust’s Craflwyn Estate (an activity, special interest and conference centre) is opposite Sygun on the road to Nant Gwynant. Both Craflwyn and the local tourist information centre have exhibitions on the Princes of Gwynedd. The village is one of the stop-off points on the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.


Porthmadog Tourist Information Centre


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Map reference: SH 590481  Lat: 53.01189 Long: -4.10271

North from Porthmadog/Tremadog on the A497/A498 or west from Betws-y-Coed on the A5 and then at Capel Curig take the A4086/A498 or south-west from Caernarfon on the A4085.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Porthmadog station