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The Bridge at Beddgelert by Irene  Burdell


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The Bridge at Beddgelert North Wales
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The Legend of Gelert

A Short Walk south of the village, following the footpath along the banks of the Glaslyn leads to Beddgelert’s most famous historical feature. ’Gelert’s Grave’.
Gelert’s grave, final resting place of Prince Llewelyn’s faithful hound

According to legend, the stone monument in the field marks the resting place of ‘Gelert’, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great.

The story, as written on the tombstone reads:
“In the 13th century Llewelyn, prince of North Wales, had a palace at Beddgelert. One day he went hunting without Gelert, “The Faithful Hound”, who was unaccountably absent.

The legend of Gellert engraved on the tombstone On Llewelyn’s return the truant, stained and smeared with blood, joyfully sprang to meet his master. The prince alarmed hastened to find his son, and saw the infant’s cot empty, the bedclothes and floor covered with blood.

The frantic father plunged his sword into the hound’s side, thinking it had killed his heir. The dog’s dying yell was answered by a child’s cry.

Llewelyn searched and discovered his boy unharmed, but near by lay the body of a mighty wolf which Gelert had slain.

The prince filled with remorse is said never to have smiled again. He buried Gelert here".

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 2 years ago

    really lovely

  • Many thanks Sue x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

  • michaelmcg
    michaelmcgover 2 years ago

    lovely image…looks a nice place

  • Thank you Michael it is a very small village blink and you miss it . x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Irene !!

  • Many thanks Mattie x

    – Irene Burdell

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Sad story and lovely image Irene x

  • Many thanks Pauline x

    – Irene Burdell

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 2 years ago

    I have visited this village many times, irene, and your photo has brought back wonderful memories. Beautiful image with amazing colour and clarity.

  • It is a lovely place , well Wales is beautiful anyway .
    Many thanks Bev for commenting .x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoover 2 years ago

    A beautiful image and such a sad moving story of a faithful companion.

  • Thank you for commenting Anne . x

    – Irene Burdell

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    beautiful composition.
    my best, francis.

  • Many thanks Francis . x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Olivia Moore
    Olivia Mooreover 2 years ago

    So charming!

  • Thank you Olivia x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Irene, love the sky.

  • Thank you so much Colin x

    – Irene Burdell

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