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Beaumaris Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Beaumaris | LL58 8AP, Beaumaris, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1248 810361
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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A World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle has a perfect concentric design, is...

A World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle has a perfect concentric design, is surrounded by a water moat, and has stunning views over the Menai straits and Snowdonia mountain range.

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Interesting place, excellently maintained.

We visited on a cold, bright Sunday afternoon and were both pleasantly surprised at how much we could explore, the plaques on the wall were very informative, just the right amount... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Olivia S
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't realise the castle would be such a wreck. I'd visited Conwy Castle and enjoyed the experience, however Beaumaris was very different.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cold, bright Sunday afternoon and were both pleasantly surprised at how much we could explore, the plaques on the wall were very informative, just the right amount and quality of information needed. Excellent views over the harbour and the countryside at the back. Perfect for couples to stroll around or families to explore.

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Thank Olivia S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fireworks at mid night. Was loverly. Shame about the rain. But still a very good turn out. All the pubs and hotels had open doors. Welcoming everybody.

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Thank Anita V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not quite what I was expecting... The castle that was never finished is certainly one way of describing it. It's pretty enough, and in summer I would imagine somewhat spectacular - perhaps even for some summer eve theatre? But on an overcast winter day walking the walls was the best it had to offer.

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Thank MoonRiverTravelsUK
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited whilst on our new year family get away. It's a fabulous castle and well worth a visit. We enjoyed all the nooks and crannies. Would recommend it.

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Thank Redstar1000
Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a breath of fresh air and spend some time inside the walls of this monument to our past lives. Walk around the walls and soak up the atmosphere and imagine yourself living inside. Porter or prince - I know which side I'd prefer to live in, it was a harsh time for the less privileged. Very busy but enough... More 

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Thank HappyH1
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice few hours spent looking around the quaint little castle, which was quite quiet considering its worth. Interesting from the perspective of a history student, yet could also be enjoyed by non fanatics who simply enjoy looking at a nice bit of stone.

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Thank snickey2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big beautiful castle,beautifully maintained.Astounding views over the Menai Strait,lots to see and explore.History of the castle installation is excellent, admission is more than reasonable,and represents real value for money.Staff are welcoming and friendly.Agreat place to visit.

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Thank peter s
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

As with many of CADW's building of history, the place is well maintained, well presented but with very little information provided as you enter different parts of the castle. To know what each room or area was used for would have helped make the visit much more exciting

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Thank AliZumba
East Yorkshire, U.K.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Although some areas were affected by essential repair work, everything was open. Make sure you watch the video presentation as soon as possible. If you have an English Heritage membership, addmission is free. I would have loved to have seen this place completed but then the adventure would have been less of an experience.

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