Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle
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Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey is famous as the greatest castle never built. It was the last of the royal strongholds created by Edward I in Wales – and perhaps his masterpiece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the care of Cadw, Beaumaris Castle has a perfect concentric design, is surrounded by a water moat, and boasts stunning views over the Menai straits and Eryri (Snowdonia). The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for unexpected closures, opening times, events, and site facilities.
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  • FlinxFallen
    Banstead, United Kingdom5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great ramparts.
    Really enjoyed the castle. The ramparts stairs are steep and may not be suitable for everyone but they are worth the climb. We have an 18 month old and a 3 year old and they really enjoyed climbing the stairs but you need to keep a close eye as the railings have large gaps which small people can drop through. The keep is really interesting as it still has many areas you can walk around. There is a children’s park close by which was nice for the kids afterwards.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 May 2023
  • RobertJ
    Toledo, Spain14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent castle visit
    So many levels and hallways, nooks and crannies to explore. And the views are spectacular. A must-see in Beaumaris. (Only one complaint - they need to clean up the moat, which I’m sure is an expensive and intensive undertaking.)
    Visited June 2023
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Rob L
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beaumaris Castle
    If you visit Anglesey, Beaumaris Castle should be top of your list. Similar to Conwy and Caernarfon, this castle is in reasonably good condition and one of Edward I 's mighty fortresses. Great for the big kids and the little kids with lots to see, explore and learn. Great views too!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Spontaneous Adventurer
    London, United Kingdom52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historically interesting place
    Visited here whilst we were on holiday for the week . A great castle ruin to explore , information about it was very interesting . Also fantastic views walking among the walls . Reasonable entry price to get in.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 July 2023
  • paul p
    New Mills, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit.
    Excellent place to visit. This castle has a moat all the way round. Lots of places to walk round. Like tunnel walkways . More intact than I thought it would be. Makes it a very interesting place to walk round. Would definitely recommend this.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Nicola Robottom
    Walsall, United Kingdom31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Returned after 40 odd years
    Beautiful castle ruins and well maintained! Visited here over 40 years ago and really couldn’t remember it but I’m glad I came back. The town is welcoming with pubs and eateries of many choices!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 July 2023
  • DonDons369
    Boston, United Kingdom389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rainy day trip with a dog
    Took dog on a rainy day. Took in turns to go to upper levels as no dogs allowed would have been lovely on a sunny day with a guide or guide book. Just nice to see history.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Charlie63054
    Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place
    Interesting place, only an hours worth of time spent here max. I’d say a little expensive for what there is to see but if you’re in the town pop in. You can take the dog in but they aren’t allowed to walk round the walls on the upper levels
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • kate35aylward
    Rome, Italy52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant castle
    Amazing!!!!! I love castles and this one did not disappoint, amazing loved being able to explore the ramparts, go through the inner keep walls, I would have loved this place as a child. The town itself was incredibly busy but the castle was not, you can park in a field opposite the castle (you have to pay) Would definitely recommend going but not if you have mobility issues as you won’t get the full experience there is a lot of spiral staircases
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Elaine F
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Welsh Castle at Beaumerris.
    Looking around a really well laid out castle. You can look into every crook and nock. Lot's of information on the boards and in the guide. My only problem was no toilets on site. A toilet should be provided as the entrance area was selling hot and cold drinks. The toilet I was told to use looked like it charged 20pence to use but on the day we visited there was a craft show on the space next to the public toilets so they were free to use.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
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TheDJsOnTour
Cockermouth, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very aesthetically beautiful castle externally. Chapel provides AMAZING acoustics, I wonder who heard me singing Pie Jesu haha 😆

No toilets wishing the grounds, though public toilets are just around the corner and we’re very well maintained. Gorgeous moat around the castle, very informative film in the media room too.

Very much enjoyed our visit.
Written 9 April 2024
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Big food lover
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lovely little town Beaumaris visted the castle first time walked around it was fun
One of the finest castles in north Wales
Worth visiting
Written 5 April 2024
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stokeyboy
Stoke-on-Trent, UK240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Well worth a visit here for most ages but you need to be physically able as to get the most out of the visit there are a few awkward steps to negotiate!
Written 4 April 2024
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Sue W
Ilkeston, UK1,014 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a lovely few hours here. We walked around the ramparts where possible and around the lower level. It was good fun for the children too as there were jesters with tricks and games to play. Dogs are permitted too but only at ground level.
Written 29 March 2024
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Kathryn B
Wales, UK252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Beaumaris Castle is the main attraction in Beaumaris. It stands as the grand conclusion to Edward I's famed four strongholds in North Wales. The castle immediately has great photographic views of the towers as you enter. There are many rooms to explore throughout, linked in many cases by long corridors which themselves are interesting to walk through. A particular strength of this castle are the numerous wall walks, which provide views of the rest of the castle, the town and the Menai Strait. Facilities and prices fall in line with other major Cadw sites and are reasonable for the experience provided. As a specimen of military architecture and as a site for exploration, it is a fantastic place to visit, standing out amongst the very best examples that Wales offers.
Written 29 March 2024
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Amy T
Loughborough, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great for getting the feel of a castle, intact darkened corridors, plenty of places for imagination. Liked the modern stained glass in chapel. Was uncrowded when we visited, great views from its top, can walk almost all the way around. Nice staff, postcards, etc.
Written 27 March 2024
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LittleLaroo
Lancashire257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beaumaris Castle is a breath-taking example of medieval ingenuity. From the moment you step through the gatehouse, you're transported back in time. The perfectly symmetrical design, the towering walls, and the still-water moat create an air of awe-inspiring power. My family and I (me, my husband and my son) loved exploring the passageways and towers (the ramparts have railings on them which is great), imagining the lives of those who once called this fortress home. Even unfinished, this castle is a true gem of Welsh history. A must-visit for anyone interested in castles or medieval Britain.

Tips:
Allow at least 2-3 hours to fully appreciate the castle's grandeur.
Check the website for special events or exhibitions.
Combine your trip with a walk around the charming town of Beaumaris. It's a delightful place.
Written 24 March 2024
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Anne-marie S
Wales, UK243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very welcoming team on arrival . Really enjoyable. Lots of books & cranny’s to explore. Had been raining so glad we had boots on. Film was really interesting . Worth the trip and looks great at night
Written 23 February 2024
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Lee_Time_Traveler
Birmingham, UK322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Great castle and lots of history etc
Shame it never got finshed but still a nice castle,
anglo saxons wars with welsh
well worth the long trip
Written 4 February 2024
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Maxip24
Whitehaven, UK160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We happened to be very lucky and visited on the day of a Medieval festival with lots of demonstrations, re-enactments, etc. Definitely made the visit much more interesting and as English Heritage members, our visit was free !

The castle itself has a fantastic history which you learn as you go around. It's a huge place built to live in rather than just being defensive and is in remarkably good condition considering the age.

Well worth a visit.
Written 27 November 2023
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