Beaumaris

Beaumaris is a town in east Anglesey in Wales. Beaumaris's shore borders the Menai Strait separating Anglesey from North Wales. Its population is somewhere around 2000 people. The town is full of history and many historical sites are still able to be visited today.

Understand

The town offers a relaxed, quaint atmosphere. Beaumaris is the perfect getaway for all ages. Singles, married couples, and families can all find fun affordable activities for a day or even a week of relaxation and bonding time. Beaumaris does not have many package vacations so you can truly create your own personalized vacations like no other in the world. Make sure to bring cool weather clothes over lighter layers. This way you can be comfortable no matter what the temperature. Also, bring a camera because you will want to remember this trip.

History

Beaumaris was built by the English along with the castle. King Edward I began construction on this castle in 1295. French builders called the castle beaux marais meaning "beautiful marsh" since the castle was built on a marsh foundation. This is one of the largest fortresses in Wales and the last created by King Edward I. However, construction was never completed and only saw a little combat during the 17th century Civil War. Had it been finished it was fixed to be one of the grandest ever built.

Inside the passageways of Beaumaris Castle

Climate

The Gulf Stream makes the UK's winters relatively mild. The best times to head to Beaumaris are in the autumn and spring to avoid the summer crowds. Autumn and spring temperatures range from the high 60°F (16°C) and the low 40°F (4°C).

Get in

By car

4 miles from Menai Bridge on the A545.

By bus

Get around

See

Beaumaris Castle
View from beach just next to the castle

Do

Today, Beaumaris offers vacationers sight seeing activities, shopping, catching a football match on one of the TVs in one of the local pubs, go on a golf outing at one of the local courses, as well as just take sometime to relax. Boat trips are also available. If you are in the area for Bonfire Night or New Year's Eve, head to the seashore to watch the fantastic firework displays. They draw big crowds, so remember to arrive in plenty of time.

Buy

There are plenty of little shops to venture in and out of, most are located on Castle Street or in the Market Square. Stop in one of the bakeries for a quick snack and make a day of it. Just be sure that you do not spend all your money in one place.

Eat

Sleep

Go next

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