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Beaumaris is situated strategically in flat, marshy land on the south edge of the Isle of Anglesey.
Beaumaris Castle on the Island of Anglesey is the great-unfinished masterpiece.
Beaumaris was the first concentric castle to be built in Britain (Symmetrical on both sides) with small outer walls and large inner walls to defend over the heads of the outer defenders.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/United_Kingdom/Wales/Beaumaris-Anglesey/index.htm   (1184 words)

  
  GENUKI: The National Gazetteer (1868) - Beaumaris
The castle was garrisoned in 1642 for Charles I., and was held for him by Colonel Bulkeley, the son of Lord Bulkeley, the constable, till 1648, when it was surrendered to General Mytton, and subsequently dismantled by order of the parliament.
Beaumaris is the head-quarters of the Anglesey militia.
The castle was purchased of the crown by the late Lord Bulkeley for £1,000.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/wal/AGY/Beaumaris/Gaz1868.html   (3689 words)

  
 A Photo Journal of our 1990 Trip to Wales, Day Nine
Beaumaris was the final link in the chain of castles built by Edward I during and after the two military campaigns in which he conquered Wales.
The castle moat was supplied by fresh water streamed from the north and the level between the two was regulated by a fluce gate in gunner’s walk.
The castle was virtually impenetrable with its high walls, thick walls, and four story towers to the north and south and twin towered gate towers to the east and west.
www.tylwythteg.com /WALESTRIP/day088.html   (2032 words)

  
 Welsh Castles - Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle owes its unique design to the King's architect, Master James of St. George.
Beaumaris Castle was never subject to wilful destruction, and the deterioration to lead-work and timber is merely as a result of lack of restoration over the years.
Beaumaris Castle is a beautiful, evocative and very photogenic place, but due to its squat appearance does not dominate its surroundings like some other Welsh castles.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /castles/beaumaris%20castle.htm   (522 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle - Great Castles of Wales
The site of the castle, on level ground not far from the water's edge, enabled its archirtect, Master James of St.George, to invest its concentric layout with a degree of symmetry not attained at any of its predecessors and to fill the encircling moat with a controlled supply of tidal water.
The cause of the squatness of its skyline is that the castle was never completed: the great towers of the inner ward were still without their top storeys, while the turrets, which seems to have been intended to rise here in even greater profusion than at the earlier castles, were never so much as begun.
Beaumaris was begun in 1295 in reaction to a Welsh rising on a site, midway by sea between Conwy and Caernarfon, commanding the old ferry crossing to Anglesey.
www.greatcastlesofwales.co.uk /beaumaris.htm   (460 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle
Most of the castle is surrounded by a moat, framed by a beautiful green park complete with picnic tables.
Beaumaris and Caernarfon are practically the only two Welsh castles that afford visitors an opportunity to explore significant sections of inner wall passageways.
The wall walks at Beaumaris represent a fascinating aspect of the castle not seen for many years, and affords visitors perspectives of the castle and surrounding countryside that are both interesting and beautiful.
www.castlewales.com /beaumar.html   (1567 words)

  
 Welsh Icons - Beaumaris
The Royal Borough of Beaumaris (Welsh: Biwmares) is the former county town of the island of Anglesey and is located on the shore of the eastern entrance to the Menai Strait - the tidal waterway separating Anglesey from the coast of North Wales.
Beaumaris was originally a Viking settlement known as Porth y Wygyr ("Port of the Vikings"), but the town itself began its development in 1295 when Edward I of England commissioned the building of Beaumaris Castle as part of a chain of fortifications around the North Wales coast (others include Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech).
Beaumaris became one of the three most important Saxon ports in the UK and the port of registration for all vessels in North West Wales covering not only every harbour on Anglesey but all the ports of North West Wales from from Conway to Pwllheli.
www.welshicons.org.uk /html/beaumaris.php   (971 words)

  
 Beaumaris
Beaumaris was once one of the most important ports in Wales, and also was an important centre of trade.
Beaumaris boasts several early buildings, including a town house dated from the early 15th century, reputed to be one of the oldest houses still standing in Wales.
Beaumaris also boasts a 17th century Court House, which was built in 1614, and still stands right there in the square, next to a public house - which I dare say was the reason many of the `accused` appeared in the court in the first place.
www.anglesey.info /Beaumaris.htm   (467 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris (the name translates loosely as "fair marsh") is a wonderfully symmetrical castle created out of concentric rings of battlements punctuated by round towers at the corners and along the walls.
The castle is the work of Edward's favourite military architect, Master James of St. George, who was responsible for the building or rebuilding of at least 12 of Edward's 17 Welsh castles.
The castle and village lie 6 km northeast from the Menai Bridge, on the A545.
www.britainexpress.com /articles/Castles/Beaumaris_Castle.htm   (558 words)

  
 Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst, North Wales
Conwy castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere.
Conwy, constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh, was built to prompt such a humbling reaction.
The castle was begun in 1283 under the direction of Master James of St George, the King's mason-architect.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~ckoranda/castlesofwales/welshcastles.htm   (514 words)

  
 CastleXplorer - Beaumaris Castle
It was the last of the great Welsh castles built for Edward I by his chief military architect, Master James of St George.
The castle has an almost perfect symmetrical concentric layout, with a high inner ring of defences surrounded by a lower outer circuit of walls, surrounded by a moat.
The castle would have been virtually impregnable, but its defences were never truly put to the test.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /wales/beaumaris/beaumaris.php   (219 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, Wales, UK
It was the last and largest of the 'iron ring' of North Wales castles by the English king Edward I, to subdue the Welsh.
Beaumaris is nonetheless an awesome sight, regarded by many as the finest of all the great Edwardian castles in
In spite of its preparedness, or maybe because of it, the castle saw little action apart from the Civil War in the 17th century.
www.wales-calling.com /castles/beaumaris-castle.htm   (576 words)

  
 Welsh Icons - Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle, located in Beaumaris, Anglesey, was built as part of Edward I's campaign to conquer North Wales.
Beaumaris castle faced Garth Celyn on the opposite shore of the Menai Strait, and was deliberately positioned, together with Conwy castle and Caernarfon castle at either end of the Menai Strait, to overshadow the Welsh royal home and centre of resistance to the English forces.
The castle is run and managed by Cadw, (the Welsh Assembly Government's agency for historic monuments), which provides visitors with a guidebook, an exhibition, gifts and souvenirs, good disabled access and picnic facilities in the castle grounds.
www.welshicons.org.uk /html/beaumaris_castle.php   (913 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle - Welshpedia
Beaumaris Castle, located in Beaumaris, Anglesey, was built as part of Edward I's campaign in North Wales.
The construction of Beaumaris (beau mareys - fair marsh) Castle on the Isle of Anglesey started in 1295, it was the last of Edward the first’s “iron ring” of fortresses in north Wales and was built to complement Conwy, Caernarvon and Harlech castles in the same area.
The castle has a tidal dock which allowed it to be supplied directly from the sea and it is surrounded by a water filled moat.
www.welshpedia.co.uk /wiki/wales/index.php?title=Beaumaris_Castle   (339 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Beaumaris Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Beaumaris Castle, located in Beaumaris[?], Anglesey, was built as part of Edward I's campaign in North Wales[?].
Begun in 1295, it was designed by James of St George.
For various reasons, the castle was never fully completed.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/be/Beaumaris_Castle   (79 words)

  
 Beautiful Concentric Castle!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
With a heavily defended entrance, and its central core protected by a series of curtain walls, Beaumaris castle is probably the most sophisticated example of medieval military architecture in Britain.
Built as the first of the 'iron ring' of North Walescastles, it is also the final and largest castle built by King Edward I (Longshanks) constructed in 1295.
The castle combines a high inner ring of defences, surrounded by a lower outer wall, merging an almost unmatched level of strength and firepower.
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 Castles and History
Built in the 13th century by Edward 1, Caernarfon Castle was part of a ring of castles meant to contain the Welsh in their mountain strongholds and prevent further uprisings.
Beaumaris Castle, the 'Castle on the Fair Marsh' from the Norman-French 'Beau Mareys', was the last of Edward 1's great castles in Wales on which work began.
Llywelyn the Last's father, Gruffudd, was imprisoned at Criccieth Castle by his half-brother Dafydd in 1239 and the castle stayed in unbroken Welsh possession for at least 40 years before falling to Edward 1 sometime in early 1283, after Llywelyn's death.
freespace.virgin.net /bryn.eisteddfod/myweb/castles.htm   (1735 words)

  
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Begun in 1295, this unfinished castle is the last and largest of King Edward I’s Welsh fortifications.
Designed by the king’s mason-architect, Master James of St George, it is a perfect example of a concentrically planned castle.
The building of Beaumaris began in 1295 and, though planned to be the largest King Edward I built, it was never finished.
www.lyberty.com /encyc/articles/beaumaris.html   (86 words)

  
 Anglesey Tourist Information Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris is more than it's castle however, with other historic attractions including Beaumaris Courthouse and Gaol, the popular family attraction The Museum of Childhood, and Beaumaris is a popular yachting and boating centre.
Glorious Beaumaris Castle looking onto the Menai Straits was the last of the mammoth castles built by Edward I in his North Wales ring of castles.
Beaumaris Castle's layout is concentric, and the design is noted for it's symmetry.
www.iknow-wales.co.uk /tourist_information/north_wales_coast/isle_of_anglesey/beaumaris_castle_anglesey.htm   (327 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle on AboutBritain.com
It was built as one of the North Wales "iron ring" of castles by the English Monarch, Edward 1, to stamp his authority on the Welsh, but it was never finished.
Beaumaris is nonetheless an awesome sight, regarded by many as the finest of all the great Edwardian castles in Wales.
This was the "beau mareys" (fair marsh) that Edward chose for a castle and garrison town.
www.aboutbritain.com /BeaumarisCastle.htm   (564 words)

  
 Beaumaris
The castle was built by Edward I and was the last in a series along the North Wales coast.
The town grew around the castle and became a thriving port, and is still an important yachting centre today.
Beaumaris provides the facilities for relaxing in its idyllic surroundings, enjoying fun with the children or pursuing more energetic pursuits, all tastes are catered for, sail your own boat or observe the puffins and seals from a pleasure cruise.
www.nwt.co.uk /english/anglesey/beaumaris.htm   (206 words)

  
 Castles
Conway castle is a masterpeice of medieval architecture built around 1283.
On a rocky crag, this castle was built in 1283 in Western Wales near the coast, 200 feet above the plain.
This castle sets 200 feet above the plain; from the castle battlements the panoramic views stretch to the high peaks of Snowdonia National Park.
members.tm.net /stjubal/castles.htm   (239 words)

  
 TimeRef - History Timelines - Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle was built by Edward I. Construction began in 1295 on the Isle of Anglesey, Edward's latest conquest in Wales.
The castle was built on marshy land overlooking the Menai Strait.
James designed a concentric castle consisting of an inner rectangular ward with six towers and two gatehouses surrounded by a octagonal outer ward having twelve towers and two smaller gatehouses.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl699.htm   (175 words)

  
 Travel for Kids: Anglesey, Wales
Beaumaris Castle (Beaumaris) – Beaumaris Castle (a World Heritage Site) was the last of the eight castles built by Edward I in his "iron ring of castles," intended to keep his English thumbs on the rebellious Welsh.
The castle, surrounded by a wide moat, was designed so that invaders would have a tough time getting in.
Before you visit Beaumaris, find out how Welsh castles were built – choosing the site, stone work, fortifications, and where to put all the bathrooms (garderobes).
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Wales/anglesey.htm   (305 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle, A World Heritage Site
Beaumaris was his last, and he brought to this project all his creativity and significant experience gained building some of Europe’s greatest castles.
With so many people involved in the project it is perhaps not altogether surprising that eventually Beaumaris Castle was unfinished due to lack of financial resources.
As part of the exercise of building Beaumaris Castle, the entire population of Llanfaes, a village about 0.5 miles north east of Beaumaris, was removed.
www.anglesey-today.com /beaumaris-castle.html   (854 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle, North Wales
Started in 1296, it was the last of the massive Edwardian fortresses of the 13th century to be built in North Wales, but money ran out before the fortifications reached their fall height.
Beaumaris is nonetheless an awesome sight, regarded by many as the finest of Edward's Welsh castles.
The king's military architect, the brilliant James of St George, brought all last experience and inspiration to bear when building this moated castle on the beau marais (beautiful marsh) overlooking the Menai Strait.
snowdonia-information.co.uk /castles/beaumar.htm   (177 words)

  
 Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle was Carrie's favorite castle of the trip.
Beaumaris was built by Edward I, Longshankes or the Hammer of the Scots, where he ruled from 1272 to 1307.
The castles that Edward Ist, built were to help keep the Welsh in check.
www.angelfire.com /realm/travelfriend/beaumaris.html   (80 words)

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