Beaumaris Castle

World Heritage Site en Accredited Attraction - Wales
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    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!

Along with Harlech Castle, Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle, this monument has been part of the Castles and Town Walls of Edward 1 World Heritage Site since 1986.

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Opening times

Dates
1 September - 31 October 2016

Times

Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Admission costs

Adult - £6.00
Family - £16.20*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20
Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Facilities and information

Exhibition Gift shop Guidebook No smoking Picnic tables Portable induction loop
  • BeaumarisCastle@wales.gsi.gov.uk
  • Limited on street parking, pay and display parking nearby
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Prices valid until late March 2017
  • Assistance dogs only
  • Please do not feed bread products to the birds. Bread is harmful to the birds.
  • No smoking
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.

 

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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.