Fodor's Expert Review Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris (Biwmares) and Anglesey (Ynys Mon) Castle/Palace/Chateau Fodor's Choice

The town of Beaumaris dates from 1295, when Edward I commenced work on this impressive castle, the last and largest link in an "iron ring" of fortifications around North Wales built to contain the Welsh. Guarding the western approach to the Menai Strait, the unfinished castle (a World Heritage Site) is solid and symmetrical, with concentric lines of fortification, arrow slits, and a moat: a superb example of medieval defensive planning.

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Quick Facts

Castle St.
Beaumaris, LL58 8AP, Wales


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £5.50, Mar.–June, Sept., and Oct., daily 9:30–5; July and Aug., daily 9:30–6; Nov.–Feb., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 11–4; last admission 30 min before closing

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