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Beaumaris Castle

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Beaumaris Castle, named after the town that it guards, was the last to be constructed to support King Edward I’s programme for the suppression of Wales. Located on the north east coast of the Island of Anglesey, the land was once occupied by Vikings and used for smuggling. It was meant to be one of the most impressive castles ever to be built and is close to being symmetrically perfect. However, although work started around 1295 a combination of costs and political upheaval meant that by 1330 it still hadn’t been finished. Even in its incomplete state it was used as a fortress but was captured by the Welsh during the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr. It was defended as a royal stronghold during the English Civil War but was captured by the forces of Oliver Cromwell. Perhaps because it was unfinished the Parliamentarians didn’t bother destroying it as they had done to so many other castles they captured. The castle is a six sided structure resembling a hexagon with a large moat surrounding the north and east facing walls. There seems to be a fair amount of paranormal activity associate with the castle but the most common is the ethereal sound of monks chanting.



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A4085 (Road), Beddgelert
Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 4UU
+44 (0)1766 890 288

Contact Details

  • Address: B5109 / Castle Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom, LL85 8AP
  • GPS: 53.26453056,-4.089627778
  • Phone: 0044 (0)1248 810 361
  • Part of UK: Wales
  • Sat Nav Postcode: LL85 8AP
  • Entrance Fees: yes
  • Disabled Access: Reasonable - Paths & ground level access
  • Visibility from Road: Excellent

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