British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Gwynedd » Beddgelert, Gwynedd - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Beddgelert, Gwynedd

Local area map loading...

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)
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.

Your comments about Beddgelert, Gwynedd

What do you know about Beddgelert, Gwynedd? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus