Beaumaris Castle and Coast Walk
Visit the fascinating 13th century Beaumaris Castle and then enjoy a coastal section on this walk in the town of Beaumaris in Anglesey. The castle was built by Edward I towards the end of the 13th century in order to stamp his authority on the Welsh. However, it was never fully completed with money and supplies running out before the fortifications were finished. It's a hugely impressive sight with UNESCO considering Beaumaris to be one of 'the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe'. They have classed it as a World Heritage site.
After exploring the castle you can enjoy a walk along the Anglesey Coast Path towards Fryars Bay. There's great views over the Menai Strait towards Lavan Sands, Ceredigion and Snowdonia. You can turn it into a longer circular walk by heading into the countryside and returning on country lanes to the town.
From Beaumaris you can take a boat trip to visit Puffin Island.
You can extend your walk by continuing north along the Anglesey Coast Path to Penmon Point. Here you'll find the Trwyn Du Lighthouse and great views towards Puffin Island, Great Orme and Snowdon. There's also nice pebble beaches and seals and dolphins to look out for.
PostcodeLL58 8AP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Beaumaris Castle and Coast Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Beaumaris Castle and Coast Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Happy Valley Pavilion is right next to the castle and a popular choice for refreshments.
They do a great cream tea and there's a nice area to sit outside in with views of the surrounding hills. You can find it at a postcode of LL58 8RA.
The Castle Court Hotel on the square also has a nice beer garden to sit out and relax in on warmer days. There's a nice cosy fire indoors in the winter months. You may even catch some live music on the square on weekends. You can find the pub at postcode LL58 8DA for your sat navs.