Craflwyn and Beddgelert (NT)

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BEDDGELERT, GWYNEDD

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Nant Gwynant is one of the most dramatic and beautiful valleys in Wales. Its northern slopes rise to the summit of Wales’highest mountain, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and to the south lie the relatively undisturbed hills of Moel y Dyniewyd and the Moelwynion range. The Afon Glaslyn river runs through two majestic lakes, Llyn Gwynant and Llyn Dinas, and below the picturesque village of Beddgelert, it tumbles down to sea-level through the positively Alpine Aberglaslyn Pass. The 200-acre Craflwyn estate is set in the heart of Snowdonia. The area is steeped in legend: Dinas Emrys, where the famous Welsh dragon lies sleeping, is only a short walk away. There are great walks for all abilities, from a low-level pretty village stroll at Beddgelert to woodland walks and higher-level more strenuous walking.

Craflwyn and Beddgelert (NT)
BEDDGELERT,LL55 4NG
Phone : 01766 510120

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About the area

Discover Gwynedd

The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.

Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.

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