|Beaumaris Castle Key Facts|
|County||Isle of Anglesey (2 castles)|
|Directions||Five or six miles to the north east of Bangor on the A545 In the historic town of Beaumaris.|
|Categories||Edward I / Concentric|
|Square inner bailey with six large round towers and two strong gatehouses. No central keep. The outer bailey is surrounded by a roughly hexagonal wall with twelve round towers and two gatehouses, Northern gate not completed. Outer southern gate allowed ships to dock.|
|Royal castle originally built by Edward I.|
|Remains||Not complete but much survives|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
|Moat||Moat surrounding outer bailey linked to the sea to allow ships to dock at castle.|
|This picturesque castle under the care of English Heritage is worth the effort to reach, although is best seen on a sunny day. Plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and don't forget to walk around the outside of the moat.|
|1295||Apr||Beaumaris Castle begun|
|Building work on Beaumaris Castle is begun.|
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