The second castle and town we visited on our Wales weekend was Beaumaris. We had been using Caernarfon as our home base, (I posted about it Here )And headed out for a day trip. The castle is another fortress built by Edward I to maintain power in Wales, and it was designed to be beautiful and perfectly concentric. Unfortunately, it was never completed due to lack of money. When we visited, reenactments were going on in the courtyard with mock battles and people to talk to about medical care and cooking back in the day. Again, there was not an excessive amount of information in the castle available, but it was enjoyable to explore. Walking on top of the walls affords some gorgeous views of the town and the water, with a backdrop of Snowdonia National Park, but beware of the nesting seagulls, they are viscious!
There was a farmers market and craft fair ongoing during our visit, so we got to hold some birds of prey by donating to the owl sanctuary and found good lunch by the water. We also found great ice cream, and did a little walk to the top of the cliffs for better views of the mountains.
This was one of the first days that really felt like summer was coming to the UK! I’m so excited for warmer weather and clear skies so I can enjoy those beautiful Lake District peaks. What are you looking forward to most about this summer?