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Wales - Beddgelert

At first glance - certainly on a somewhat rainy gray day - the hard gray stone houses of Beddgelert do not look too inviting. But walking around and seeing all the blooming flowers the village became more and more picturesque.

Beddgelert (meaning “the grave of Gelert”) is probably named after an early christian missionary and leader called Celert (or Cilert), who settled here early in the 8th century. The earliest record of Beddgelert appears on a document dated 1258 (the name recorded is "Bekelert"); eleven years later it is recorded as "Bedkelerd".

Beddgelert lies in a valley at the confluence of the River Glaslyn and River Colwyn. Just above the confluence of the rivers, in the centre of the village, is the old stone bridge with two arches. It is hard to imagine, but the village once was a busy port, when the river was tidal and ships sailed all the way to the centre of Beddgelert.
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108 comments

Andy Rodker said:

Terrific shot and PiPs!
13 days ago

fifi said:

Belle ambiance et superbe lieu !
13 days ago ( translate )

Martine said:

Une jolie vue avec ces belles maisons.
13 days ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

Nice typical houses!!!!!! I LIKE !!!!!
13 days ago

Richard Nuttall said:

Great shot Jaap -I used to sail on a small ship called the Beddgelert, an Aberdovey Class 79' Fleet Tender
- what a coincidence
13 days ago

Jaap van 't Veen replied to Richard Nuttall:

You should visit your 'home port'.
13 days ago

HappySnapper said:

Terrific atmosphere captured here Jaap, great picture.
13 days ago

Judith Jannetta said:

The main picture has something very typical about it......and the colourful ones are so different!
13 days ago

Gerard Perin said:

super rivière
13 days ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca said:

Bon regard sur ce village pittoresque rendu accueillant avec ses maisons fleuries
13 days ago ( translate )

John Cass said:

Beautiful shot, great composition and pov, nicely framed.
13 days ago

J. Gafarot said:

Lovely picture and the flower PIPs are outstanding, Jaap.
Thank you.
13 days ago

Mike said:

Interesting history.
13 days ago

Edward Bowthorpe said:

Beautiful Jaap,eddie,
13 days ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

The flowers in the PiP's are so beautiful!
I actually really like the main picture. It is very atmospheric.
13 days ago