Church of St. Mary's
Beddgelert's Parish church occupies the original site of an
Augustinian priory dating from the thirteenth century. Destroyed by
fire around 1284, the priory was rebuilt by King Edward I and later
became a Parish church following the dissolution of the monasteries
by Henry VIII in the sixteenth century. Although structurally
altered in the Victorian era, the church retains many of its
original medieval features.
Sygun Copper Mine
This award-winning attraction allows visitors to take a
self-guided underground tour of a former copper mine abandoned in
1903. The mine workings, a number of spectacular caverns and
chambers connected by tunnels, are located over three levels
excavated into a mountain. Copper seams are still visible, along
with traces of silver and gold, and the mine also contains
magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations.
Beddgelert's oldest house is a beautiful seventeenth-century
stone building which stands on the site of the former royal hunting
lodge of Prince Llywelyn the Great. Now a National Trust property,
Ty Isaf features a recreated nineteenth-century kitchen and also
provides information about Snowdonia's wildlife and history.