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.
Stay: Sygun Fawr Country House – the host, Ruth, is very welcoming and the house has panoramic views of Snowdonia.
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.
Shop: Gelert Gifts – you simply have to try the homemade fudge that the owner has been making for decades.
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.
For more information, check out www.visitsnowdonia.info