"Visit the Castle" Beaumaris Castle Tip by Myfanwe
Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris: 10 reviews and 32 photos
Beaumaris has a fantastic moated Castle. Edward I started building work in 1284 in order to gain control over the Menai Straits. The building work stopped between 1300 - 1306 during the war with Scotland and then continued until 1330, but the task was never completed. The castle remains as we see them today have impressive symmetrical walls and towers. The octagonal curtain wall is pierced by two gates, deliberately placed out of line to frustrate attackers. Next to the South Gateway are the remains of the sea gate and the dock, which allowed the provisioning of the Castle directly from the sea. Don't miss the fine stonework in the Chapel inside the eastern middle tower, look out for the five lancet windows and trefoil arcading below.
Address: Centre of town
Phone: +44 1248 810361
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