Beaumaris town is one of Anglesey’s jewels, where history surrounds you, located on the shores of the Menai Straits.
There aren’t many people who visit Anglesey and go home without seeing Beaumaris. The lovely town is home to a grand castle which has stood the test of time. It was constructed in the 13th century by King Edward I but was never completed because funds and supplies ran out. Its perfect symmetry and classic proportions make it a wonder to behold. The last one of King Edward’s massive castles in Wales, Beaumaris Castle is probably the most beautiful. It was built according to an innovative “walls within walls” plan. Beaumaris is a World Heritage Site and UNESCO considers it to be one of the best examples of 13th and 14th century military architecture in Europe. The walls of the castle also house a goal and courthouse.
While the castle is the most striking attraction in Beaumaris, there is more to the town. Lovely shops, restaurants, and pubs abound. The town is also close to the North Wales mainland as it is set on the Menai Strait. Its strategic location makes it a perfect base for those who want to explore both Anglesey and North Wales. You can take a boat trip, do some serious shopping, enjoy a picnic on a beach, walk across a Victorian pier, or explore the pastel houses. At the end of your day, visit a quaint pub and try some award-winning food.
There’s always something going on in Beaumaris – from arts festivals to historic events in the castle’s compound.
You can just relax with an ice cream, enjoy great fish and chips or perhaps do some crabbing with your children! Regular boat trips leave the pier during the summer months and can be booked at the pier kiosks, either for fishing or sightseeing.
Anglesey is home to the place with the longest name in Britain: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It is the name of a village and is abbreviated Llanfair P.G or Llanfairpwll. Interestingly, the name was created in the 19th century to attract tourists to the island.
Isle of Anglesey
Anglesey has so many beautiful attractions it’s hard to pinpoint which one stands out. Its beaches are breathtaking, its walks are amazing, its ancient sites are mind-blowing, and its towns will take you on a wonderful journey back in time. The island is the gem of North Wales. It is separated from the Welsh mainland by the Menai Strait and connected to it by two bridges: Menai and Britania bridges. Visitors can easily access it whenever they want. However, Anglesey wasn’t always easy to access. For centuries, it was dangerous to travel to the island from the mainland. Ferries transported people across the Menai Strait but tricky currents forced some to capsize.
Anglesey Coastal Path
Anglesey’s beautiful coastline is one of its major attractions. Tourists flock to the island to see its splendid beaches, impressive cliffs, sandy bays, and much more. Some come to try out the Anglesey Coastal Path, a 201-km trail which covers 95% of the coast and takes 12 days to complete. There are 20 villages and towns directly on the path. Those strong enough to complete the entire 125 miles get a special badge and a certificate. Anglesey also boasts a rich history and its protected sites range from ancient castles to burial chambers dating back to the Bronze Age.