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“Damp day visit”
Review of Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Beaumaris
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Owner description: 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.
Stone, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Damp day visit”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Bank Holiday weekend and the Castle was full of Medieval re-enactment entertainers very much targeting families and kids. Its not that large a castle, but you walk round some of the walls. Without the Entertainers it probably would be a bit boring for kids. There aren't many information boards inside, so if you are interested in its wider history a guide book is probably a must. Beware, no toilets inside the grounds.

Visited August 2014
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“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The unfinished castle is in good condition and includes some interesting information/photos of Edward I's other castles in Wales. Enough to keep you occupied for an hour or so. Advise on going early. It opens at 9.30am and we arrived as soon as it opened and were the only ones there. The steps to the towers are not for the faint hearted.

Visited August 2014
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Leek, United Kingdom
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“Castle family visit”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The day we went there was added attractions of re enactment of knights etc. so was good but this would be quite disappointing and expensive if there were no added attractions, although the staff were excellent..... And there's no toilet inside castle grounds

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Mediaeval weekend”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

went on August Bank Holiday and didn't know about the wekend event so was a good bonus , we are English Heritage members so it was free to enter but the cost isn't horrendous anyway.

all the events were good and the Kids enjoyed. only downside was the manky pork sausage in a bun that was passed off as food. I think it might have been the pigs knackers that it was made from. it tasted foul and I nearly barfed.

Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Well preserved castle, could use more info!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Visited Beaumaris as an afternoon activity whilst staying in Caernarfon recently. The castle is well preserved and offers great views of the local area. There is ease of access to the walls and the keep alike so anyone can explore the castle as if they were there when it was built. However, one downside we noticed when we went was the lack of information, we did not buy the guide book but it would still have been nice to have information boards at more regular intervals around the castle as those not well versed in castle building may have struggled to identify sections of the castle. The information room on the welsh princes and kings was interesting but was by far the most crowded in the castle so could do with some expansion to accommodate the interest it gathered. Overall I would recommend a trip to Beaumaris no matter your age but I would recommend a guide book and a research of the castle first!

Visited August 2014
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