The small, friendly village of Beddgelert lies deep in the Snowdonia National Park and is the perfect spot for exploring all the magnificent ‘hot spots’ of the park. There’s plenty to see and do in the local area too, whilst outdoors enthusiasts will be in heaven; it's been described by some as the loveliest village in Snowdonia.
Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the mountain lakes and wooded vales are just waiting to be explored on foot or by bike. Local bike hire is available so why not head out onto the mountain bike trails; trailer bikes, child seats and tandems are available; perfect for a family days out.
The village is handily placed for exploring this beautiful unspoilt region, with Snowdon to the north and Rhyd Ddu close by; a starting point for walking up the mountain. To the east is Nant Gwynant and the Aberglaslyn Pass lies to the south.
Visit Sygun Copper Mine. After it was abandoned in 1903, the mine opened for self-guided tours and with the aid of an audio guide, you can explore the chambers and tunnels on foot by yourself. It's a truly spectacular sight, so don't forget your camera! Also close by is the National Trust’s Craftwyn Estate.
Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs at Beddgelert Woodcraft, where you will find an extensive range of handcrafted wooden carvings, or visit Gwynedd Crafts and Gallery, where locally crafted jewellery vies for your attention alongside a charming selection of gifts, all made in Wales.
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