Beddgelert, located in Gwynedd. Over the past few years the town has become very popular as a tourist attraction due to the fact that it is reputed to serve as the sight for Galert's grave. In fact, the sight of the grave itself is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the local area. There are also numerous other sights to enjoy while visiting the area, including the bridge that crosses the Colwyn River. Visitors will find there are ample accommodation options as well as a host of different dining venues to enjoy in the immediate vicinity.
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The Welsh village of Beddgelert is located within the area of Gwynedd. The village lies within the Snowdonia area. The village is thought to be named after the legend hound that was known as Gelert and the name of the village translates as "Gelerts grave". There is actually thought to be no truth about the legend of Gelert however the story is that David Pritchard who was the local innkeeper during the nineteenth century fostered the legendary hound. The earliest records that mention the village as Beddgelert dates back to 1258 however the name is actually recorded as Bekerlert and later in a document dated 1269 it was named as Bedkelerd.
The village is very popular with tourists mainly due to its picturesque bridge that crosses over the River Colwyn and then further up the stream the River Colwyn joins with the River Glaslyn. The village of Beddgelert has a vast array of guest houses, hotels, cafes, public houses and restaurants. There is a car park within the village that allows easy access to the climbing route on Moel Hebog and this mountain overlooks the village.
There are a lot of attractions within the local area and these include Sygun copper mine. The village has links to the Rupert stories that were written by Alfred Bestall as he wrote and illustrated the stories whilst living in the village. Alfred Bestall lived in a cottage at the foot of the Mynydd Sygun.
There are a number of famous bards that lived within the village and the surrounding area between the 1400's and the 1500's and these included Rhys Nanmor, Rhys Goch Eryri and also Dafydd Nanmor. There are also some famous bards from between the 1800's and the 1900's and these include Carneddog and Glasalyn.
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