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Beaumaris Castle


[Celtic History]

Location: Angelsey       
Type: concentric
Date: 1295

Beaumaris Castle is located in North Wales. Begun in 1295, this unfinished castle is the last and largest of King Edward Iís Welsh fortifications.
Designed by the kingís mason-architect, Master James of St George, it is a perfect example of a concentrically planned castle.
Formidable defences survive, surrounded by a partly restored moat. World Heritage Site. Site exhibition.


Angelsey is an island in northwest Wales -- it can be reached by bridge over the Menai Straits. The building of Beaumaris began in 1295 and, though planned to be the largest King Edward I built, it was never finished.

 

  


  
Links:
castlewales.com: beaumaris
Welsh Heritage Site (www.cadw.wales.gov.uk)
photos of Beaumaris (beaumaris.com)
panorama of the town