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Beddgelert Village

This picturesque village is nestled between steep mountain slopes and
wooded hillsides. The Rivers Glaslyn and Colwyn meet at the ancient bridge in the centre of the village.

Beddgelert has been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years and boasts a range of amenities including many shops, pubs and cafes, a church, and a children's play area all within easy walking distance of Coed Gelert.

There are several gift shops, art galleries and craft workshops. The general store, Emrys House has everyday groceries and Post Office facilities.

The pubs, cafes and bistros in the village provide a range of eating options. The pizzeria & ice cream parlour is always popular, producing locally made prize-winning ice cream. 

Trains from Beddgelert station travel on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. This spectacular 25 mile scenic line runs between Caernarfon and Portmadog.

Coed Gelert has private access, across open National Trust land to
Gelert's Grave. A stone monument where according to legend Prince Llewelyn buried his faithful dog, Gelert.

Other attractions in the village include St Mary's Church, National Trust property Craflwyn Hall and Sygun Copper mine.

For those wanting to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding
countryside, there are a number of walks that start from the village.
Varying in length and degree of difficulty, from easy strolls on wheelchair and pushchair friendly paths to rugged routes for the experienced walker. There is a walk suitable for everyone.

Cycle hire is also available and there are several trails through Beddgelert Forest.

The Snowdon Sherpa bus service stops within a few yards of Coed Gelert and provides simple and easy access to other areas of the National Park.


The nearest town to Beddgelert is Portmadog, 8 miles away. Rich in
maritime history and the home of the Ffestiniog Railway, Portmadog also has many high street shops, banks and a Tesco supermarket. Groceries can be delivered direct to Coed Gelert via if required.


Discover more about Beddgelert and the surrounding area at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC), directly opposite Coed Gelert or go to

Also see: Activities & Attractions

bridge over River Glaslyn
Village pub and general store
Gelert's Grave
St. Mary's Church
Beddgelert Station Welsh Highland Railway
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