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Land of Castles
the Country
of Wales

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The construction of Beaumaris Castle was begun in 1295 of a concentric design with a moat by King Edward I's master artisan, James of St. George who designed the ring of castles from Flint near the English border to Aberystwyth to enclose the Welsh Prince of Wales, Llywelyn the Last, King of Gwyneed.


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Beaumaris Castle was the largest castle to be constructed under authority of the Angevin King Edward I of England in Wales.

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Beaumaris Castle, like the other castles King Edward I had constructed in Wales, was supplied by the sea and a dock was installed to the right of this gate in the outer castle wall, which was the main entrance to the castle.

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Upon entering through the sea gate, it was necessary to turn to the right in the outer ward and then through a barbican and then left through the gatehouse to enter the inner ward.

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The was the main or south gatehouse from the vantage point of the wall walks, which were accessible as were passages within the inner and outer walls.


Links to Our Visit in 2008 to Wales

Wales Home Page

The Mid-Wales Border

Aberystwyth

Devil's Bridge

Dyfi Furnace

Mountains and Seashore

Castell y Bere

Dyfi River Valley

Along the Way

Harlech Castle

Snowdonia

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Criccieth Castle

Anglesey Island

More Photographs of

Beaumaris Castle

Llangollen

Rug Chapel



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