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Beddgelert (English: Gelert's Grave), is a village and community in the Snowdonia area of Gwynedd, Wales. It is reputed to be named after the legendary hound Gelert.
|Traditional County||Caernarfonshire / Merioneth|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||North Wales|
Other names by which Beddgelert, Gwynedd has been known in the past
Beth Gelert ~ Bethgelert
Beddgelert, Gwynedd in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Beddgelert, par. and vil., on borders of Carnarvonshire and Merioneth, 4 miles S. of Rhyd-ddu ry. sta. and 13 miles SE. of Carnarvon, 26,716 ac., pop. 1330; P.O. The vil., 6 miles S. of Snowdon, is situated amid fine mountain scenery, and is a starting-point for tourists. Coaches run in connection with the trains at Rhyd-ddu. B. signifies "The Grave of Gelert," Llewellyn's hound, which, tradition says, was buried here.
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