The Fort (Grade 1 listed) was built in 1775 and lies at the tip of a two-mile long peninsula. It is separated from Anglesey by the Menai Strait and was built to protect the Strait at the time of the American War of Independence. Cannons remain on the gun battery and elsewhere.
Within the Fort complex, a grassed courtyard is surrounded by historically interesting buildings, some of which provide cottages for holiday lettings.
The attached dock, listed Grade 11*, was built in the early part of the 19th Century and is also surrounded by buildings including a working forge. This one day event is organized by the Friends of Belan Association : Tours of the Fort and Dock Living History display The Anglesey Hussars will be encamped at the fort. Napoleonic soldier re-enactors Cannon firing and drill displays Raffle prizes include the chance to fire the large fort cannon Working forge Invitation to picnic in the grounds Food and drink will be available to purchase Arrival and return from Caernarfon possible by boat. Address - Fort Belan, Llanwnda, Caernarfon,LL54 5TP. Map on the fort website - fortbelan.co.uk
There is no public transport as the Fort is two miles from the nearest public road.
Arrival by boat - The Queen of the Sea will sail from the quay in Caernarfon at 9.15am and 10.30am. Departure from the Fort at 12 noon and 1.30pm. Return ticket £10. Entry to the Fort is free.
Arrival by road - Due to the high tide, the causeway will not be passable to vehicles between 10.30am and 11.30am. For this one hour only. Access for pedestrians will be via an uneven track and there will be no access for disabled visitors.
The fort complex is accessible for wheel chairs, except for the gun battery which is approached by steep steps.