Beaumaris Castle

World Heritage Site en Accredited Attraction - Wales
  • Beaumaris castle

    Beaumaris Castle

  • Beaumaris castle

    Beaumaris Castle

  • Beaumaris castle

    Beaumaris Castle

  • Beaumaris castle

    Beaumaris Castle

  • Beaumaris castle

    Beaumaris Castle

The most technically perfect castle in Britain has few equals.

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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Current times and prices

Dates
1 November 2014 - 28 February 2015

Times

Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

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Facilities and information

Exhibition Gift shop Guidebook No smoking Picnic tables Portable induction loop
  • Limited on street parking, pay and display parking nearby
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Prices valid until 31 March 2015
  • Assistance dogs only
  • No smoking
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Directions

Postcode LL58 8AP

Car Road A545 (Menai Bridge) A5 (Bangor).

Rail Rail 15km/9mls Bangor, Crewe-Bangor/Holyhead route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.