The Village

Beddgelert is a beautiful unspoilt village surrounded by some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the country.  Nestled under Snowdon, with the Nant Gwynant valley to one side and the famously beautiful Aberglasyn Pass to the other, it has long been regarded as one of Snowdonia's most picturesque spots.

There is a well stocked general store, post office and the popular Gellert outdoor equipment shop.  We have several local craft shops, photographic and art galleries, including Oriel Hafod Ruffydd in Beddgelert Forest halfway along the Lon Gwyrfai path, and a National Trust owned shop.

Within Beddgelert we have a everthing from quaint tea rooms to riverside Bistros, not to forget our award winning Glaslyn ice cream parlour serving the most delicious home made ice creams and sorbets.

There are several excellent pubs to choose from within a short stroll of the house - they are all child friendly and offer a warm welcome after a hard day of activities. 

Local attractions and activities include river-side walks (suitable for pushchairs), cycle paths through Beddgelert forest, family farm trail at Hafod y Llan and the Sygun copper mines.

Beddgelert is famous for the legend of Prince Llewelyn and his loyal dog Gelert, who was mistakenly killed by his owner - the grave of the faithful hound can be found down by the river.

Myths and legend abound in the area and just a short walk from the village is the ancient hill fort of Dinas Emrys - the home of Merlin and the Welsh Red Dragon. 

The village may seem familar to many readers of the popular 'Rupert The Bear' stories as the illustrator, Alfred Edmeades Bestall M.B.E, lived in a little cottage in Beddgelert.

The world famous narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway links the village to the seaside towns of Porthmadog and Caernarfon.  This is an unmissable steam train journey in the foothills of Snowdon travelling past picturesque lakes and through the famous Aberglaslyn gauge.  Once in Porthmadog, the railway links with the Festiniog Railway, travelling into the heart of the slate mining region.  This is the world's oldest surviving railway and is widely regarded as one the most beautiful train journeys in Europe.