Welcome to Beddgelert
Beddgelert, meaning 'Gelert's Grave', is said to refer to the dog of 13th-century Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd. Thinking Gelert had savaged his baby son, Llywelyn slaughtered him, only to discover Gelert had fought off a wolf attacking his owner's baby. More likely, the name Beddgelert comes from a 5th-century Irish preacher, Celert, who is believed to have founded a church here. Regardless, Gelert's 'grave' (possibly constructed by an unscrupulous 18th-century hotelier to boost business) is a popular attraction, reached by a pretty riverside trail.