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Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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A concentrically planned castle where walls are built around walls, Beaumaris Castle was the ideal example of military engineering during Edward I's reign. UNESCO praised the castle’s architecture for its masonry and proportions, although the structure was never completed. Wander between walls and ramparts as you explore the 12 towers sectioning off the outer wall, and six towers partitioning the inner. The castle also provides views over the nearby sea. Put Beaumaris Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Beaumaris vacation builder.
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  • Real must-do for history buffs, great castle with an interesting backstory. From a military perspective, this is medieval precision....impressive inner and outer walls (classic concentric defence in d...  read more »
  • This castle, if it had been completed would have been 'state of the Art'. Even though it wasnt completed to its full height it is still worth a visit. We were there on a quiet October morning and had ...  read more »
  • This is an amazing castle with an amazing story. Its a shame it was never finished as would have been a good castle if finished by Edward. There is plenty to see and do. This is well worth a visit. 
  • Fantastic history - walking around the restored & accessible parts of the castle gives you a real feel for life back when the castles were essential for the nobility. One of the most complete & best restored castles I have ever visited - even better than Conwy !
  • A beautiful castle in the heart of town with the view of the sea from the top towers. We have enjoyed a demonstration of medieval fights and a presentation done by the students from the local Bangor university in the castle's courtyard. If you love castles Iike I do,it's a must. The kids had enjoyed the playground outside the castle and collecting sea shells on the beach. A great tip for dinner, pop in to the local Neptune's chip and fish restaurant. We had enjoyed it sitting on a bench gazing at the sea. We will definitely be coming back again.
  • One of the best castles ever visited, and I'm not a castle nerd! Its very impressive, very free roam (so be careful, especially with kids!) and very good value for money.
  • I love old castles and could visit them every day or the year (you might tell this if you read many of my reviews). I had always wanted to visit Beaumaris after it was mentioned in the book World War Z and I wasn't disappointed. Although the castle itself is just a shell and in fact the top part of the towers were never finished, it's easy to visualise what it was and could have been like. There are plenty of passageways and rooms to visit and one interesting feature was the gunner's walk which covered the approach to the main entrance of the castle. Not much to see, but if you love castles it's a must
  • Great family day out coffee shops. Castle.park. And if ur lucky ull go on one of there great family fun days
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