Beaumaris: Accommodation, Attractions, Activities, Going Out, Shopping, Things to Do, Places of Interest, Outdoors, Beaumaris Holidays, Beaumaris Area Location, North Wales.
Beaumaris is a well known historic town on the North End of the Menai Straits with its medieval castle dating back to the reign of Edward I and its Victorian pier, gaol & courthouse. It is also a major centre for yachting and also boasts two golf courses within one mile of the town. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants and public houses in the town and all local amenities are within easy walking distance of the premises. plans have been approved for the building of a marina just out side the town, this will provide berths for approximately 400 boats, work is planned to commence in the near future.
Beaumaris Castle A World Heritage Site. Built as one of the "iron ring" castles of North Wales by Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh. It was never finished. Nevertheless, it has been called the "most technically perfect Mediaeval Castle in Britain".
Opposite Beaumaris Castle is the Court House, constructed in 1614, and renovated in the 19th century. Here, visitors can walk through the large rectangular courtroom, stand in the original dock and view the splendour of the grand jury room.
A cryptic mural shows a cow, with one farmer pulling its horns, another pulling its tail - and a solicitor milking it! The last assize court was held here in 1971. Educational groups and parties welcome.
Museum of Childhood Memories
Entertainment, pottery & glass, clockwork tin plate toys, Toy money boxs & arcade machines, teddy bears, nursery furniture and push along toys, art gallery, rocking horses and early cycles, doll house room. It illustrates the habits and interests that brought pleasure to families over the past 150 years.
Llyn Jane provides excellent top of the water fishing in a series of four naturally spring fed lakes and offers high quality sport for the discerning angler.
Baron Hill Golf Course Ltd A challenging moorland course with panoramic views of the Menai Straits, the Great Orme and Snowdonia.
Beaumaris Gaol Not for the faint hearted the gaol will give you a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner in Victorian Times. Visit the condemned cell or experience the darkness of the punishment cell. Handle chains and fetters last worn by the prisoners a century ago. Enjoy the museum shop with its unique souvenirs.
This Victorian Gaol was built by Hansom (famous for the Hansom Cab) in 1829. The gaol features the only working tread wheel in Britain and a gibbet is still fixed to the wall. Educational groups and Parties welcome.
Pili Palas - Butterfly, Bird & Minibeast Palace
Hungry Caterpillar Café, Wild Life Shop, Jungle themed soft Play Area.
Haulfre Garden and Stables
This modest, but fascinating museum has an interesting collection of Victorian harness and saddlery, carts and carriages and other equestrian and transport material, housed in an historic stable block.
The equipment on display dates from an earlier age when horses were vital for transport, for agriculture and for haulage of heavy goods.