Stunning Snowdonia

On a recent visit to Snowdonia, my friend Kate and I were blown away by the beauty and charm of Beddgelert. The picturesque little village is the perfect place for a weekend escape or to use as a base for exploring the area.

Beddgelert bridge

Beddgelert bridge

Stay: Sygun Fawr Country House – the host, Ruth, is very welcoming and the house has panoramic views of Snowdonia.

Kate enjoying the stunning Snowdonia views

Kate enjoying the stunning Snowdonia views

Eat: Caffi Gwynant – a chapel that has been tastefully converted into a cafe, offers lovely homemade sandwiches and cakes. The restaurant at Sygun Fawr is also great for dinner, serving delicious local and seasonal produce.

Drink: Tanronnen Inn – a typical country pub with a roaring open fire and real ale.

Tanronnen Inn, Beddgelert - the perfect place for a pint.

Tanronnen Inn, Beddgelert – the perfect place for a pint.

Hunters by the fire

Shop: Gelert Gifts – you simply have to try the homemade fudge that the owner has been making for decades.

Pug puppy!

And we bumped into this pug puppy on the way!

See: Gelert’s Grave. Forget Marley and Me, there’s no sadder dog story than the legend of Llewelyn the Great and his faithful hound, Gelert. Read the story here. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to walking in Snowdonia, but be sure to try one of the new Princes of Gwynedd routes, which allow you to follow in the footsteps of one of Wales’ best known royal dynasties.

The legend of Gelert

The legend of Gelert

Gelert's Grave

Gelert’s Grave

Statue of Gelert

Statue of Gelert

For more information, check out www.visitsnowdonia.info

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