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Beaumaris Castle

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Beaumaris CastleBeaumaris Castle

Dare we say it, an absolute cracker of a castle with classic proportions and perfect symmetry. The last hurrah of Edward I's massive building programme in north Wales… just a shame he never got round to finishing it! With finances stretched to the limit and the Scots now increasingly effective in their resistance to the English monarch, his vice-like grip on Wales was beginning to slip.

Edward or ‘Longshanks', on account of his extraordinary height, was forced to focus his attention elsewhere and the rest is, quite literally, history…Technically perfect and constructed according to an ingenious ‘walls within walls' plan, Beaumaris Castle was the 13th-century hi-tech equivalent of a spaceship landing unceremoniously on Anglesey today.

You can usually complain if a neighbour's extension plans are a bit on the large side. Seven centuries ago the problem was resolved rather differently. The population of Llanfaes was forcibly moved 12 miles (19km) away to Newborough to make way for Edward's new castle. Want to create a fuss? You'd probably be better off keeping your head down…or risk losing it!

 

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Castle Street, Beaumaris,
Ynys Môn, LL58 8AP

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Nearby Accommodation:
Churchbank Bed & Breakfast
Churchbank Bed & Breakfast
Churchbank Bed and Breakfast , Luxury accommodation in the Centre of the Historic Town Beaumaris, with lovely views of the Snowdonia Mountains across the Menai Strait .The individually...
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Cleifiog Bed & Breakfast
Cleifiog Bed & Breakfast
Cleifiog boasts magnificent panoramic views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia it's charms include spacious panelled bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and a...
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Merlin's Bed & Breakfast
Merlin's Bed & Breakfast
We are a modernised Bed and Breakfast in a quiet location in the beautiful coastal area of Anglesey and Snowdonia. The rooms combine the traditional Victoria...
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Nearby Eating Out:
The Midland Tapas & Wine Bar
The Midland Tapas & Wine Bar
We have had always had a passion for creating a restaurant. We wanted our restaurant to be in contrast to the towns more traditional venues, creating a modern, vibrant environment and exciting food. ...
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Jolly's
Jolly's
Located on the waterfront and a short stroll away from the Beaumaris Castle, Jollys Coffee House and Patisserie serves up a variety of sweet and savoury treats along with afternoon teas....
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Pier House Bistro
Pier House Bistro
Pier House Bistro is situated on the seafront, Beaumaris set in idyllic North Wales. From our bistro and terrace, enjoy stunning views of the Menai Straits and the...
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