We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beaumaris Castle

Castle Street, Beaumaris | LL58 8AP, Beaumaris, Wales
+44 1248 810361
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Beaumaris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: A World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle has a perfect concentric design, is surrounded by a water moat, and has stunning views over the Menai straits... more » Owner description: A World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle has a perfect concentric design, is surrounded by a water moat, and has stunning views over the Menai straits and Snowdonia mountain range. « less
Write a Review

330 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    159
    126
    40
    5
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well, it's a castle ruin alright - you can climb the steps and Walk in and on the walls. You also get some nice vieles from up there. But all Information ist well hoffen and its presentation is either absolutly boring (a lot of Text and faded pictures) or ridiculous - the movie as part of an art project in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silver Lake, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm a history buff, so when I get a chance to visit an old castle, I jump at the opportunity. The castle is well cared for, most of the walls seem to be in good standing condition, though much shorter than original, I'm sure. Most of the castle is accessible (lots of spiral staircases), with very few areas not open... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The castle is a mixture of preserved, restored and decayed, but even in the bits ravaged by time, there is often enough remaining to be able to visualise how it must once of looked. There's a deceptive amount to explore, where you can wonder around the centre, inside the walls, on top of the walls and the ramparts in places.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

During our holiday in Wales, my girlfriend and I visited most of Edward I's remaining castles that he built during his conquest of Wales. Beaumaris was not my absolute favorite, but that is not a slight on it, and I would most certainly recommend a visit. The castle may be small, but it is very good condition, which leaves most... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Enjoyed the history behind this castle, views from it were fantastic, didn't dislike anything about it, Chris Betts

Was this review helpful? Yes
exeter
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This must be one of the best castles in Wales. Beaumaris is small but the castle is big with long passages and walks on top of around the walls. Not a lot of exhibits or displays but you have the freedom to explore and to imagine how difficult it must have been to construct although the sea access must have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the most intact castle we have seen...you can imagine the people living there. Very easy walking or lots of climbing if that's what you like!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kendal, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wheelchair users and companion dont pay. Lovely peaceful castle by the sea. Not very big, You can go up steps to walk along the outside walls. Large grass area inside which is used for various functions and concerts.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beaumaris is one of the coolest castles we have visited (and we have visited a lot of castles). It has a moat with water, and is a wonderful place to explore. Lots of stairs and winding corridors and places to climb, our 3 children aged 9,6 and 5 loved it. Not too crowded either, so you can let the kids... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Runcorn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beaumaris castle on Anglesey is the last in Edward 1's chain of coastal fortresses against the Welsh, dates back to 1295. It reads Britain's most technically perfect medieval castles, with concentric rings of defensive walls inside a deep moat; it was certainly intended to repel all attackers. The castle last saw action in 1646 during the English civil war. Well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Beaumaris Castle also viewed

Beaumaris, Island of Anglesey
Holyhead, Island of Anglesey
 
Menai Bridge, Island of Anglesey
Beaumaris, Island of Anglesey
 

Been to Beaumaris Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Beaumaris Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing