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Beaumaris Castle

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd - Beaumaris Castle: Beaumaris Castle is located in the former principality of Gwynedd, North Wales. Nowadays, Gwynedd is part of Great Britain. Beaumaris Castle was part of the Iron Ring of castles that was built to subdue the Welsh by the English King Edward I. Beaumaris Castle was the last and largest castle built by King Edward I, it was a masterpiece of Master James of St George, the construction started in 1295. Beaumaris Castle consist of a high inner ring of defenses, surrounded by a lower circuit of walls. The moat around Beaumaris Castle was filled with water through tidal flow from the sea. The tidal dock of Beaumaris Castle allowed ships to sail right up to the castle and unload their cargo. The tidel dock is located near the Gate Next the Sea. Beaumaris Castle was never completely finished, after 35 years of work, King Edward was fixated to conquer Scotland and the funds ran out. Beaumaris Castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd also includes Caernarfon Castle and the town walls, Conwy Castle and the town walls and Harlech Castle. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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Beaumaris Castle - Beaumaris Castle is an Edwardian concentric castle, the impressive medieval fortress is located on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. The...

Beaumaris Castle is an Edwardian concentric castle, the impressive medieval fortress is located on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. The castle was surrounded by a deep moat. Nowadays, about two thirds of the moat survives. Beaumaris Castle is one of the imposing castles of the UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  1. Beaumaris Castle - Beaumaris Castle is an Edwardian concentric castle, the impressive medieval fortress is located on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. The...

    Beaumaris Castle is an Edwardian concentric castle, the impressive medieval fortress is located on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. The castle was surrounded by a deep moat. Nowadays, about two thirds of the moat survives. Beaumaris Castle is one of the imposing castles of the UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  2. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer ward at Beaumaris Castle and the castle wall walk. Beaumaris Castle was designed...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer ward at Beaumaris Castle and the castle wall walk. Beaumaris Castle was designed by the military architect Master James of St. George, one of the greatest architects of the European Middle Ages, he designed the castles and town walls of King Edward I in Gwynedd, North Wales. Beaumaris was his final castle.

  3. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Beaumaris Castle consist of a high inner ring of defenses, surrounded by a...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Beaumaris Castle consist of a high inner ring of defenses, surrounded by a lower ring of defensive walls. The moat around the castle was filled with water through tidal currents from the nearby Irish Sea. Beaumaris Castle is the most impressive example of a concentric castle in the world.

  4. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of the King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate Next the Sea viewed from the castle wall walk of Beaumaris Castle....

    Castles and Town Walls of the King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate Next the Sea viewed from the castle wall walk of Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris Castle was part of the Iron Ring of castles that was built to subdue the Welsh by the English King Edward I. The Castles and Town Walls of the King Edward in Gwynedd were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986.

  5. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The small chapel of Beaumaris Castle is located in the Chapel Tower, one of the six towers of...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The small chapel of Beaumaris Castle is located in the Chapel Tower, one of the six towers of the inner wall. The chapel has a vaulted ceiling. The Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd are: Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Harlech Castle and Beaumaris Castle and the town walls of Caernarfon and Conwy.

  6. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The North Gatehouse and the inner ward of Beaumaris Castle viewed from the castle wall walk....

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The North Gatehouse and the inner ward of Beaumaris Castle viewed from the castle wall walk. Beaumaris Castle was the most ambitious project of the English King Edward, but the defences, the towers and the gatehouses were never fully completed. Beaumaris Castle fell into a ruin around 1660.

  7. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The tidal dock of Beaumaris Castle, located near the Gate Next the Sea. The deep moat around the...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The tidal dock of Beaumaris Castle, located near the Gate Next the Sea. The deep moat around the castle was filled with water through tidal flow from the Irish Sea. The tidal dock allowed ships to sail right up to Beaumaris Castle, ships carrying up to 40 tons could sail to the gate and unload their cargo. Now, the sea has retreated.

  8. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate Next the Sea is the entrance into Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris Castle was built by...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate Next the Sea is the entrance into Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris Castle was built by king Edward I, the construction started in 1295. This impressive castle was never fully completed, Beaumaris Castle experienced its only action during the Civil Wars in the 17th century.

  9. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer wall and the moat of Beaumaris Castle. The lower outer wall was defended by ten...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer wall and the moat of Beaumaris Castle. The lower outer wall was defended by ten towers, the higher inner wall was defended by ten huge towers. The moat is almost 5.5 metres wide. Beaumaris Castle is situated in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales.

  10. Beaumaris Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer wall and the moat of Beaumaris Castle. Four lines of massive fortifications...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer wall and the moat of Beaumaris Castle. Four lines of massive fortifications hindered any attacker to reach the inner courtyard of Beaumaris Castle. The castle was never completely finished, after 35 years of work, King Edward I was fixated upon subduing Scotland and the money ran out.