Beaumaris is a town with a rich history in beautiful Anglesey and occupies a great location facing out over the eastern entrance to the Menai Strait. It also has a very impressive castle, a National Heritage Site that is regarded as one of the finest castles in all of Wales.
The ancient town of Beaumaris has a long history of sea trade and international shipping that stretches back to the time of the Vikings, but nowadays the boats carry tourists and those looking for sea fishing trips. A fine Victorian era pier remains in place and the town has a number of handy shops, restaurants and some great traditional pubs and inns to relax in after a day walking and exploring. If you fancy a round or two of golf there are two golf courses nearby.
The impressive castle was built by Edward I in 1295 and was said to be the most impressive example of English castle-building in the land, before the funds ran out! The castle was in fact never fully finished, but what remains is as impressive looking today as it was when it was built. Four layers of fortification remain in parts of the castle and the imposing towers offer amazing views of the beautiful Welsh countryside, as well as stunning views out to sea.
To stay in the area see our Beaumaris holiday cottages and take the opportunity to visit one of the most impressive castles in the land.