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Uploaded on Sep 6, 2011
In the Glaslyn Valley high in the mountains of Snowdonia in north Wales is the little picturesque village of Beddgelert, not a hive of industrial activity like Cardiff, Swansea, or any such like place in the south; but a place that is heavily dependent on its tourists. Among its attractions today, on the outskirts of the village, is the grave of possibly this country's most famous dog; Gelert. Thus was how the village begot its name:- Beddgelert - Grave of Gelert
To tell you of Gelert I must take you back to the times of another of my Country's great princes, Llywelyn ap Iorworth or Llywelyn The Great. Llywelyn was a grandson of Owain Gwynedd and grandfather to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (Llywelyn the Last). He was born in the year 1173 in the beautiful Lledr valley, on the eastern side of Snowdonia. His home of Castell Dolwyddelan stood on a knoll on the southern slopes of Moel Siabod, guarding the way west over Snowdonia from the Conway valley.