Beaumaris Travel Guide

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    Celtc scroll wooden box by Siobhan...
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    Beaumaris Pier and mountains
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Beaumaris Highlights

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     prettiest village in Anglesey 

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     perhaps too quiet for some 

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     Lovely open spaces. 

Beaumaris Things to Do

  • Creepy Old Court House and Prison

    Near the High Street is Britains oldest court house still in use. The huge prison attached to the court house has a human treadmill, demonstrating how roughly they used to treat prisoners. It was, constructed in 1829, and housed men, women and children. Each had separate cells with running water, sound proofed isolation chambers and the whipping...

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  • Walk and talk

    Saturday 20 July 2013Beaumaris is host to Walk the Walk, an event which will showcase all that’s good about walking on Anglesey for everyone from youngsters to pram-pushing families and older people. The event is part of Anglesey County Council’s Ymweld â Môn project, which has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013...

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  • Beaumaris Antique and Collectors' Fair

    Beaumaris Antique and Collectors' fair, held at the,on the Isle of Anglesey, on the third Sunday of every month, offers a wide variety of items including jewellery, vintage, advertising, pictures, ceramics, coins, medals, militaria, glass and other collectables. Doors are open for the public from 9.30 till 4pm. For information/ booking please...

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  • Arts Week

    Saturday 23 March - Sunday 7 April 2013 Anglesey Arts Week, is the most wide-ranging arts event on the Island. Lots of events in BeaumarisLast year there were 15,000 visitors. This year during the Open Studios and Galleries Weeks, 52 painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, installation artists and craftworkers open their studios to...

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  • Cycle tour of Beaumaris

    Start at Beaumaris Leisure Centre where there is parkingThe short tour is 13 miles and the long one is 17 miles which it takes aprox 2/3 and half hours. It is mostly easy cycling with the longest uphill section from Llanfaes to Llanddona, but this is not very steep. Pedal in the direction towards Penmon Priory and Blackpoint for spectacular...

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  • A Medieval Fantasy

    Check out things going on at the Castle in August. Look at the CADW website, details given below.When paying to go into the castle in August sometimes there will be activities with a Medieval theme with music, dance, jugglers and jesters.Times: usually 11am - 4pm.

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  • Princess Joan was burial here

    The carved stone coffin (Sarcophagus) of Princess Joan, (her father was King John of England), is found in the porch of the parish church of Beaumaris, The church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas. Joan was born In 1191. In 1206 she married the Welsh Prince, Llywelyn the Great.. Lord of Snowdon. Following a troubled but happy married life Joan died in...

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  • Beaumaris Castle

    Beaumaris Castle is one of the ring of castles that Edward I built to subdue the contentious Welsh. This was the last castle he built but did not finish it. It's located on the Menai Straight on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales and the castle is right at the end of the town. No castle hill, no long staircase to enter as with some and the views...

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  • Cottage Garden

    Just around the corner from the Castle, at the back of the Old Couthouse is a lovely old cottage with a traditional cottage garden which has been maitained by local volunteers 'for the enjoyment of residents and the many visitors' it is sponsored by Cooks & Caterers cook shop.

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  • Museum of Childhood

    Private museum of toys and childhood magicopen Easter to November, including sundays from noonart gallery & shop with giftsWinner of British Tourist Authority and National Heritage Museum of the Year Awards About 2000 items over 9 rooms, each room having a different childhood theme.

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  • The George and Dragon

    The George and Dragon public house is situated on Church Street, just off the main street of Beaumaris. It dates back to 1410. It has some great existing features on the inside together with lots of old pictures and plaques giving information about the history of the pub.

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  • Take a boat trip to Puffin Island

    A great thing to do while visiting Beaumaris is take to the seas. From the Pier you can take a boat down the Menai Straits and around Puffin Island where you can see a fantastic variety of seabirds and may even see a Grey Seal or two if you're lucky.

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  • The Oldest house on Anglesey

    This great looking Tudor house is situated on Castle street, the main road in Beaumaris. It was built in 1416 and is reputed to be the oldest house on Anglesey.

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  • Old Courthouse Museum

    Criminals have stood in the dock of Beaumaris Courthouse since 1614 and today, this fascinating museum still sends a shiver down your spine when you realise how many were sentenced to death here. From robbers plundering ships to food rioters and murderers, this courthouse has seen them all. Take the opportunity to stand in the dock and face...

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  • The Cottage Garden

    This delightful little cottage garden is situated just off the square opposite the Castle entrance. There is a sign in the garden saying that the garden is sponsored by one of the local businesses nearby.

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Beaumaris Restaurants

  • Cliche Rude Manager!

    Not dog friendly unless you're part of the cliche....paid for our food but left without eating it as was a very hostile environment. Have written a letter of complaint to the Manager, not heard anything back...AVOID! None

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  • Oldest pub in Beaumaris

    The pub is a few minutes' walk into the town centre from Beaumaris Castle on a side street. You can see it from the main street and there are several other places around it. We chose it because it was one of the oldest pubs in town, dating to the early 1400s. It had a couple of rooms or "snugs", with banquette and stools around round tables. Low...

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  • Eat in a medieval Inn

    This place has been around since 1410 right down the street from Beaumaris Castle. It is a great locals pub. The food served in the restaurant is timeless and plentiful, a bit of a sixties feel to the menu with Prawn cocktail, Roast Beef, Roast Chicken and Salmon but they were all served with heaps of plain cooked vegetables and were good value for...

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  • Good Pub Grub

    This old pub just off Castle St is a great place to get something to eat or just to call in for a drink or 3. The food is good but nothing Fancy here, Like it says in the menu, If you don't like something sell it to somebody in the bar or feed it to a 4 legged friend.The menu consists mainly of just your normal pub grub, Cheese Burger and chips,...

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  • Great ambience!

    My husband and I ate here in July 2008. We both had starters and they were fairly average - I had smoked salmon with salad (brown edges had not been removed) and he had moules mariniere which were very small and the sauce tasted mainly of wine with not much other flavour. Our main courses were okay, him game, me fish, but the veg were overcooked...

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  • wonderful views!

    There is nothing to beat a picnic on the sea shore or in the local park. Buy cheese, bread, fruit and your own choice of drink in one of the local shops and pick out your own favoutirte spot! Do try a local Welsh cheese - delicious.

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Beaumaris Shopping

  • I dare you to buy a Welsh Dragon

    Siobhan Webster is a local Anglesy artist who makes beautiful handmade wooden dragons. she is also talented at pyrography and creates Celtic scrolls & twirls, men with long beards intertwined with lions onto beautiful wooden boxes and clocks. I had to buy one.She also displays her work in Oriel Mon, a stylish art gallery in the centre of the island...

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  • Tasty treats

    The Castle Bakery is a local Welsh bakery which sells some fantastic looking tasty treats. Here you can buy freshly made Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith together with loads of other delicious cakes and pastries, sandwiches and pasties. Why not buy some goodies here for a picnic and take it down to the sea front. You must try the Welsh Cakes.

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  • A great gift Shop

    This little gift shop is situated on Castle Street in Beaumaris. Here you'll find that special little something to take home as a reminder of this great little place and Country - ok I'm biased!! There are gifts galore on sale here, at great prices too. The fridge magnets are great.

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Beaumaris Local Customs

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    by lomi Written Aug 23, 2008

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    Bora Da! (Good day)

    Hearing the Welsh language in Beaumaris is as likely as snow in August. There are so many English speaking people living in the town.

    The rest of the island is mostly Welsh spoken as a first language.

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Beaumaris Warnings and Dangers

  • Beaumaris Bends

    Beware of the winding road from Menai Bridge town to Beaumaris, it zig zags in ways only Welsh roads seem to know how to do. Im some places it takes single lane trafffic and is subject to speed limits.

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  • Menai Suspension Bridge

    The pictueresque old Telford Bridge that joins Anglesey to the mainland can get very busy at peak times (particularly July/August). The newer bridge, that is part of the A55 is much faster, but you can miss Beaumaris altogether unless you take the exit for Menai Bridge after youve crossed the river.Then, drive back on yourslef and see the old...

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Beaumaris Off The Beaten Path

  • Ancient inn door

    'Ye Olde Bull's Head Inn' was originally a coaching inn, on the route to Ireland. The main building dates back to 1472, and it's now very well-known for its food. However, if you walk along the side of it (Rating Street) you'll find something rather unusual. The door in the archway is supposed to be the largest single-hinged door existing.....it's...

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  • Haunted Castle

    From the pretty town of Beaumaris drive (or walk) towards Penmon, this takes you into the lovely countryside, walking mostly along the coast. Park on Penmon beach if driving a car. Cross the road, and look for a track to the right of the house called Lliniog. This walk through the woods of about 20 minutes, will take you to the old ruined castle...

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  • Celtic cross

    This 6th century cross was discovered in a field near Penmon Priory with a bit of the cross cut off. It is now located inside the Priory (free entry, but please leave a few coins for its upkeep if you visit)It had been used in the 11th century to build part of a window in the church.

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Beaumaris Favorites

  • Famous and Bad People with links to...

    Can we speak of the bad (Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE, KCSG} ? He used to be an Honorary crew member of Beaumaris Lifeboat! dont know about now!Dr Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens have both stayed at the Bulls Head Inn

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  • Heritage in Wales

    If you are spending some time in Wales and plan to visit several Historical sites then it could be worth getting a three or seven day explorer pass for Historic Wales as it then gives unlimited entrance to all its sites.

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  • History

    The lovely little town with is wonderful castle and the chance to go to Puffin Island and see those funny little birds. Wandering around this beautiful castle, it had been on my lisat of things to see for a long time.Anglesey is lovely.It is the northernmost part of Wales. It is a beautiful island made up of green fields, rocky shores and other,...

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