Beaumaris

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Beaumaris is a captivating seaside town, with its mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture.  Its name is based on the Norman ‘beau marais’, meaning ‘fair marsh’, a description of the site chosen by Edward 1 for the last of his ‘Iron ring’ of castles, constructed in his bid to control the Welsh.

A ‘must’ is to take a walk through the town, starting with a stroll along the seafront, taking in the pier and the views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia then continuing through the charming streets with their picturesque cottages, many painted in soft pastel colours.

Beaumaris castle is a United Nations World Heritage site and was constructed between 1295-1330 to form perfectly symmetrical concentric lines of fortification.  There also a moat and a dock for access by supply ships. 

Beaumaris has lively cafês, pubs, restaurants and hotels, with good food to suit every taste, and some excellent shopping marked by quality independent traders