Set on beautiful coastline, the pretty and historic town of Beaumaris is best known for its fantastic 13th century castle, one of the largest and most impressive in Wales.
Beaumaris castle was the last of Edward 'Longshanks' I's ring of fortresses around Wales demonstrating his military might to the local population. Now partly in ruins, the castle is a formidable moated construction that was never fully completed. It remains a stunning feature of this attractive town, offering wonderful views over the sea and unspoilt countryside.
Next to the castle is the restored Victorian gaol and courthouse museum, and the individual shops, cafes and restaurants in this bustling and popular seaside town are an attraction in themselves.
Pleasure cruises operate from Beaumaris harbour along the picturesque Menai Straits and to the seabird colony of Puffin Island (or Ynys Seiriol) just off the coast. Back on the mainland just to the east are the remains of Penmon Priory, also associated with St Seiriol.
Take the small roads north to discover Black Point, or the B5019 west to Pentraeth and onto the A5025 north to Red Wharf Bay.
Towns Near Beaumaris To Visit - straight line distance:Bangor (2.97 miles) Menai Bridge (3.93 miles) Llanfairfechan (4.75 miles) Llanfairpwll (5.43 miles)
Starida Sea Services Boat trips to scenic Puffin Island and along the Menai Straits.
RSPB Puffin Island Wildlife Cruises Find out about the seabirds of Puffin Island on a RSPB guided boat trip.
Beaumaris Castle Amazing 13th century castle complete with towers and moat.
Penmon Priory Remains of a 13th century monastery on a site made holy by St Seiriol.
Beaumaris Courthouse Stand in the dock in a 17th century courtroom