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Beaumaris Castle

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Beaumaris Castle

description

Beaumaris Castle on the Island of Anglesey is the great unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the 'iron ring' of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh. But it was never finished money and supplies ran out before the fortifications reached their full height.

Beaumaris is nonetheless an awesome sight, regarded by many as the finest of all the great Edwardian castles in Wales. Begun in 1295, it was also the last. The king's military architect, the brilliant James of St George, brought all his experience and inspiration to bear when building this castle, the biggest and most ambitious venture he ever undertook. 

contact

Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris
Beaumaris
LL58 8AP

Tel: 01248 810361

Website

Amenities

  • School Parties
  • Play Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Giftshop
  • Coach Parties
  • Baby Changing Facility
  • All Weather

Consortium

  • Cadw
  • Attractions of Snowdonia
  • Anglesey Attractions
  • World Heritage Site

VAQAS

VAQAS

This attraction is Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service (VAQAS) approved.

Visit the VAQAS website for more details ...

prices

General

Adult: £3.80
Seniors: £3.40
Students: £3.40
Child (up to 16 yrs):£3.40

Note: General Information The pricing information is effective from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. The opening hours information is effective from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. Family ticket £11.00 - Children under 5 free of charge Entry is free for Welsh residents aged 60 and over or 16 and under who have a valid pass. All details are subject to change (including prices) without prior notice. Any changes in VAT will be applied at the point of purchase. The majority of Cadw monuments which are not listed are unstaffed with no admission charge. Access is available at all reasonable times - normally between 10:00 and 16:00 daily. Details may be subject to change. For up to date information visit cadw.wales.gov.uk or contact Cadw’s Visitor and Business Services, telephone (01443) 33 6000. Each disabled visitor and assisting companion will be admitted free of charge to all monuments in Cadw’s care. An adult must accompany children under 16 at all times. For pre-booked groups of 15 or more, a 10% discount will apply for the adult and reduced categories. Free entry is permitted for Welsh residents aged 60 and over, and 16 and under (subject to prior applications).

Opening Times

Beaumaris Castle
1st Apr - 30th Jun
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1st Jul - 31st Aug
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09:30 - 18:00YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
1st Sep - 31st Oct
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09:30 - 17:00YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
1st Nov - 29th Feb
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10:00 - 16:00YesYesYesYesYesYes
11:00 - 16:00Yes
1st Mar - 31st Mar
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09:30 - 17:00YesYesYesYesYesYesYes

categories

Part of: Historical, Culture & Heritage, Castles categories

How do I find Beaumaris Castle?

Train - A545 (Menai Bridge) A5 (Bangor). 15km Bangor, Crewe-Bangor/Holyhead route.
Bus Ena's 100mtrs, routes 53/57/58 Bangor-Beaumaris-Llanddona-Penmon

Public Transport

Ena's Beaumaris

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