North Wales Roadtrip: Beaumaris

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.

  
  Aside from the  castle, there are boat tours and walks that leave Beaumaris if you have more time (which we didn’t), but the castle is interesting and worth a trip if you are in the area!

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?

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  1. Never been to Beaumaris – it looks lovely and blue skies an added bonus! We went to north Wales at the beginning of May – our photos look somewhat different, soggy and stormy!!

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    1. It was beautiful, and we really lucked out with the weather! Sad to hear it wasn’t great for you, but it probably made for interesting photos!

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  2. Can’t wait for wandering around the Lake District or Peak District during summer 🙂

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    1. Let me know if you’re ever in the Lake District, we should meet up for lunch or a walk! It’s even more beautiful now that the weather is good!

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      1. I’ll tell you if I’m around. But we will do a road trip to Scotland in a few weeks, I don’t think we will go there before August, I’m still waiting for my boyfriend’s schedule ! 🙂

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