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Beddgelert is Snowdonia’s loveliest village. A place of legend yet rich with adventure, it is small and friendly with a handful of shops, arts and crafts, restaurants, traditional pubs and a fabulous ice cream shop! Here’s a short summary of things to do in Beddgelert, one in our series of Snowdonia Information Packs.   ACTIVITIES Gelerts Grave The grave site of Llewelyn The Great’s faithful hound who was slain in a case of mistaken identity… he is the namesake of the village and to find out the full story, you may want to take a little wander up there. Snowdonia Advenrture Activities offer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and going underground. Sygun Copper Mine Ever fancied panning for fools gold? A unique experience of seeing how a Victorian copper mine used to work where a series of tunnels take you through the mine with magnificent caves and stalactites. Ty Isaf is the oldest house in Beddgelert and is on the site of Llewelyn The Great’s hunting lodge. Now a shop and model 19th century kitchen, it is a little piece of treasure. Dinas Emrys Although not much of the original fort is remaining, it is worth a visit. It is here that the red dragon of Wales is said to have slain the white dragon of the Saxons as foretold by Merlin himself. Beddgelert Woodcraft There are lots of beautiful, hand carved wooden gifts to take home as a bit of Snowdonia memorabilia available in the shop which is open 10-5pm.   BEACHES Morfa Bychan (AKA Black Rock Sands) near Porthmadog is probably your nearest beach which is about 30 mins away by car. The only beach in the area that will allow you to drive onto the beach; there is a small charge for this. Llyn Dinas is a 1km lake on the north side of Beddgelert; great for wild swimming.   DAYS OUT CASTLES There are 600 castles in Wales, the closest being Criccieth The other close ones include, Harlech, Caernarfon, Beaumaris on Anglesey, Penrhyn Castle in Bangor and Dolwyddelan in Betws-y-Coed. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands Steam Train starts in Porthmadog or Caernarfon, taking...

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