A beautiful, unspoiled village set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Beddgelert is a friendly place, and offers a wide range of attractions to the visitor, including good accommodation, cafes and restaurants, unusual shops, a National Park Information centre and historical attractions. Beddgelert is named after Gelert, Llywelyn Fawr’s hound.
How to get there
Beddgelert stands on the A4085 from Betws y Coed and the A498 from Caernarfon.
Nearest train station
Porthmadog or Penrhyndeudraeth
Nearest bus stop
Beddgelert. The nearest X32 and National Express bus stop is Porthmadog.
Accessibility in Beddgelert
- The steep main bridge at the village is very narrow and should be traversed with care.
- A smaller, level bridge, near the school, links both sides of the village. This bridge is wide enough for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and has a suitable surface. Be aware of a short, steep stretch when leaving the bridge and heading towards the car park.
- Accessible car parks.
- The village has several accessible hotels, cafes and shops. For more information regarding access to buildings in Beddgelert, please enquire at the Welcome Centre.
- Gelert’s Trail, a riverside path, and owned by the National Trust has been made more accessible.
There are several Blue Badge parking spaces in the car park near the National Park Information Centre.
Access to the Information Centre
This centre is open daily between Easter and Thanksgiving, and from Friday to Sunday during the Winter months. For more information on the centre's opening times, please call (01766) 890615. The centre’s front door has level access. Provision is made at the centre for visitors who are hard of hearing. The counter stands at a height of c.800mm. Audio and large print copies of ‘Eryri’, the National Park magazine are provided in the centre.
There are accessible public toilets near the river, which require a RADAR key to be opened.
Access to paths
Gelert’s Trail is a circular journey which follows the river. The path is wide, and has a suitable surface to accommodate wheelchairs and pushchairs. Here, you will learn more about the legend of Gelert – Llywelyn Fawr, Prince of Gwynedd's hound, after whom, Beddgelert was named in his honour.
There are no medical provisions in Beddgelert, with Porthmadog and Penrhyndeudraeth being the nearest. There is a Post Office, Church, shops, cafes, park, hotels, ice cream shop. For more information on the accessibility of these buildings, please visit the National Park Information Centre in Beddgelert.