Gelert's Grave


Ibolya Horvath
by Peta Chow
published on 14 May 2019
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The 13th-century CE story of a faithful dog, The Legend of Gelert became so popular that, in the 18th century CE, a hotel owner in Wales claimed to have found Gelert's grave and charged tourists to see it. Gelert's supposed grave remains a tourist attraction in the village of Beddgelert in the present day with memorial plaques in Welsh and English relating the story.

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