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Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire / Merioneth
OS GridSH5948
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityNorth 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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