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Beaumaris Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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This is a fine example of a concentric castle within a wet moat filled from the sea, which also gave access to a dock for ships. Begun in 1295, it has an inner ward with two huge gatehouses and six round towers, one of which contains a remarkable vaulted chapel. Surrounding it is a lower outer wall on an octagonal plan with two gatehouse (one left incomplete), and many small circular towers. There is access to most of the wall summits. Little remains of the internal domestic buildings and nothing at all of the town walls.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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“Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd”

'The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech (largely the work of the greatest military engineer of the time, James of St George) and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. These extre… Read more...

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