Living in Beddgelert

News at Dafydd Hardy | 08/02/2024

Living in Beddgelert offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and Welsh charm. Residents can enjoy breathtaking views of the landscapes here, including mountains, rivers, and forests as well as having easy access to outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, and fishing right on their doorstep – perfect for those wanting to embrace an outdoor lifestyle.

The village has a tight-knit community where people tend to know each other. Local events, festivals, and gatherings are often held during the year bringing residents together and creating a sense of belonging. It also brings a strong tourist attraction. Whilst this benefits the village economically, it can also impact daily life for those living here. During peak tourist season, the area can become crowded, and traffic congested on the narrow roads.

For young families, there is a primary school, Ysgol Gynradd Beddlert, however higher education children would have to look at commuting to other towns such as Porthmadog or Caernarfon. As a small village, Beddgelert has limited amenities compared to larger towns or cities, therefore residents may need to travel to nearby towns for shopping, healthcare, and other services.

Due to its size and rural location, many residents commute to nearby towns or cities for work, particularly if they seek employment in specific industries or professions that are not readily available within the village itself. However, there are still several types of jobs that may be available in Beddgelert or its immediate vicinity such as in the hospitality, tourism, farming and agricultural and services industries. Anyone who works from home may find Beddgelert the perfect spot to live.

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