Welsh folklore and mystical tales

Explore our rich heritage of Welsh myths and legends. From the tale of two dragons to a story about Gelert the faithful hound, there's something magical for everyone.

Dinas Emrys hill and Hafod y Llan Farm, Snowdonia

A tale of two dragons

Snowdonia is the home of many myths and legends of Wales. One of the most famous is the story of the red and white dragon at Dinas Emrys that stands on the doorstep of Craflwyn and Beddgelert.

Plaquard of Gelert’s story at Gelert’s grave

Gelert the faithful hound

Uncover Snowdonia's legend of Prince Llywelyn and his faithful hound Gelert. The tragic tale has given the village of Beddgelert its name.

Ysbyty Ifan village and farmland, Snowdonia

Pilgrims and bandits in Ysbyty Ifan 

Learn more about how Ysbyty Ifan got its name and its rich history of knights, pilgrims and bandits.

Cwm Llwch

The legendary lake of Cwm Llwch

This small lake tucked beneath the mountains of Pen y Fan and Corn Du is steeped in history and legend. Uncover its story and download one of our walks so you can explore its shores.

Ancient field patterns and Carn Llidi

Celtic roots and Wales' patron saint

St David’s is home to a wealth of history. Learn more about the city’s Celtic origins, pilgrimages and patron saint.

The remains of the chapel and trig point on the summit of Skirrid Fawr, Monmouthshire

Skirrid myths and legends

Discover the myths and legends of the Skirrid and its surroundings, near to the Sugar Loaf mountain and the Usk Valley, Monmouthshire.

Icy and snowy Cwm Idwal

Tales of Cwm Idwal

Discover Cwm Idwal’s past, the tale of a 12th century prince and his son, and the legend of a giant that occupied the land.

The Tommy Jones obelisk on Y Gyrn, Brecon Beacons, Powys

Tommy Jones: little boy lost on the Beacons

The tragic tale of a little boy who lost his way in the Brecon Beacons at the beginning of the last century, touched an entire community and continues to be passed down from generation to generation.