Caption for Beddgelert, The Bridge And Llewelyn Hotel 1889
The small stone village of Beddgelert stands at the confluence of the Colwyn and Glaslyn rivers. It sits in the shadow of Snowdon, and is a favourite tourist spot. It is the supposed burial place of Prince Llewelyn's beloved dog, Gelert, whom he slew in the mistaken belief that it had killed his son, when in fact the dog had saved the baby's life. Yet, until about 1800, the village was known as Beddcelert, the grave of St Celert. The creeper-clad Prince Llewelyn Hotel is on the right, with two gigs waiting in front of it. The gracious two-span stone bridge spans the River Colwyn, which is running low in the summer drought.