The Beauty of Beaumaris Castle

The Beauty of Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle, which is in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, is interesting because of its history and design.

We have an English King, Edward I, to thank for this little beauty who, in a bid to dominate the Welsh, built a few castles in Wales during his reign.  

Interestingly, Beaumaris Castle was never completed as planned even though it cost a lot to build and, at one point, over 2,000 men worked on it. The reasons why it was left incomplete include the king moving on to pastures new in a bid to conquer Scotland; both the king and the architect in charge of the construction died; and, finally, the castle was no longer needed as a stronghold.

Even though it wasn't completed as planned, I am sure you will agree that it is a beautiful castle, with the moat and the ground that surrounds it.  There is more to it than that though.  

Apparently, it is one of the best examples of concentric castle design.  The outer wall you see in the photograph encircles the inner walls of the castle, making it an excellent defence against attack, although it was never really put to the test. 

Along with the other castles and town walls built during the reign of Edward I, Beaumaris Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Unfortunately, I only got to see the castle from the outside because I arrived in Beaumaris once the castle had closed and left the next morning before it opened.  It is on my list of things to do the next time I visit the Isle of Anglesey.  

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