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  • sintio
    94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Non commercial 13nd century church of St. Mary. A very nice suprise!
    Very nice small town but very commercial due to the great number of tourists. I truly recomment to visit the unknown 13nd century priory church of St Mary. It is hidden at the end of the first street at your left after you cross the bridge.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,950 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful Village, Friendly People
    We enjoyed staying two nights in this village. It is easy to walk around with a variety of shops, pubs, cafes and things to see. It has a quaint and unhurried feel. The locals are very friendly, happy to chat and have good insights about things to see and do. You get a sense that this is a tight knit community. It is a small village and doesn’t have an ATM. You can get cash from the Post Office, but not all cards are accepted. It is a good idea to have some cash with you for small purchases.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Michael S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery all around
    Although there are a few steam trains stopping here most days, I took the S4 bus on a 1/2-hour ride from Porthmadog. Although mostly overcast, there is great scenery all around, and the village itself is surrounded by mountains. With more time and better weather, I would have walked further along the River Glaslyn and perhaps enjoyed some lunch. However, if like me you have limited time, make sure you go to the footbridge which spans the confluence of the two rushing rivers near the church. I could have stayed there for ages simply soaking up the atmosphere.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 April 2024
  • Karen T
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous little village
    Excellent place. Relaxing with fabulous views and scenery. Lovely river walks with the story of Gelert! Great Ice cream shop too. The steam train is also a bonus. We love visiting this little village
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2024
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Psy2013
Wales, UK616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Took a walk around this pretty village in the afternoon. The car park is expensive, but at this time of year it was quite easy to find parking on the street.
Visited the legendary Gelert's Grave and there are (usually) a few restaurants and shops open in the village too.
Written 9 November 2020
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David T
Whitley Bay, UK960 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
When we arrived and parked the weather was overcast. As we were parking a train arrived and about 100 people alighted. As we started to walk around the village it became evident that this place is not designed for a lot of people all at once. That said it was a nice little village. However, our visit was cut short by a heavy rain shower. We immediately retreated to the car to decide what to do in wet weather.
Written 8 August 2021
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Anna
North East England, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The cutest Welsh village. It’s worth a visit whilst you’re in the area. Parking cost £3 valid for 4 hours. If you’re lucky, you may see the Welsh highland railway stopping at the station. There is also a nearby wood shop and a church.
Written 5 September 2021
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Bill H
Aberdeen, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beddgelert is a lovely little village located at a dramatic site at the confluence of the Glaslyn and Colwyn Rivers with spectacular views of Snowdon and nearby peaks. The days of copper and slate mining are long gone and it is very much focused on tourism these days with hotels, B&Bs, pubs, cafes and gift shops. The access roads are narrow and it can get very crowded in the summer and parking can be problematic but the Welsh Highland Railway has a station at the edge of the village. Don't miss the stroll to Gelert's grave or if you're feeling more energetic, a walk along the spectacular Afon Glaslyn gorge.
Written 18 July 2023
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Cheryl R
London, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This is one of my absolute favourite places to visit when in Wales. We went during April all the shops and cafes were open and we happened to go when the sun decided to pop out. We walked upto Gelerts Grave then up the river, crossed the bridge and back towards the village. We stopped to let our Dog play in the river which she absolutely loved.
Written 14 April 2022
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Michael S
Cardiff, UK159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Although there are a few steam trains stopping here most days, I took the S4 bus on a 1/2-hour ride from Porthmadog. Although mostly overcast, there is great scenery all around, and the village itself is surrounded by mountains. With more time and better weather, I would have walked further along the River Glaslyn and perhaps enjoyed some lunch. However, if like me you have limited time, make sure you go to the footbridge which spans the confluence of the two rushing rivers near the church. I could have stayed there for ages simply soaking up the atmosphere.
Written 20 April 2024
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theatkinsons1
York, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We found this quaint retreat whilst driving through stunning Snowdonia National Park and it is so beautiful. Its charm oozes from every angle and it is captivating. There is a lovely riverside walk and photo opportunities a plenty. Gorgeous little cottages, quaint shops and bridges. You can amble around at a relaxed pace...poke around the few shops or treat yourself to a hot chocolate on a cooler day. Pure bliss!!
Written 12 March 2020
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jaquieo
cambridge12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Beddgelert , packed with visitors during the day , a ghost town after 8.00pm everything closes early. It is
a little expensive for anything in Beddgelert . Walks are beautiful. Excellent location for getting to places, if you want to book a trip or adventure do it a few weeks in advance..
Disappointed with the cottage we stayed in Bryn Clio, its situated on the main road , parking can be an issue but come out of the cottage and turn left about 500 meters on the right are 2 parking lots , we were unsure if it was private but we parked there for 4 nights.
Our cottage was dog friendly , however the seating area in the garden stated BBQ facilities ? there was none, the garden was not secure so we couldn't sit out as the dog would have been in direct access to the main road, also the seating area is very overlooked by 3 other properties.
Our cottage was a good size , clean and comfortable especially the beds. It could do with some kitchen utensils ( that is me being a little picky though )
I would not go back but that is purely because we were not able to let the dog outside.
Written 17 June 2021
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Sue H
Exeter, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This village was recommended as a must see & I’m glad we did, what a beautiful little gem. There’s a car park on the edge of the village, by the railway station then you walk into the village towards the bridge & picturesque village properties. There’s a lovely looking pub there, which sadly we didn’t have time to visit. A nice round trip walk along the river towards the Gelerts grave & his statue in the little shed.
A lovely village.
Written 16 February 2020
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poolehornet
Poole, UK370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I visited and camped here when I was in the scouts over 54 years ago and the memories of this beautiful Snowdonia mountain village has stayed with my memories since then.
I vouched that one day I would love to go back.
So on our recent road trip to North Wales we stopped off.
The memories came flooding back.
It's just the way I remembered it.
My wife thought that Beddgelert was magical.
The car parks get full, so try to park up the road and walk down the hill.
Well worth visiting.
Written 31 August 2022
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