The picturesque 13th century castle town of Beaumaris nestles by the Menai Strait enjoying stunning views to the Snowdonia mountains.
The castle was built by Edward I and was the last in a series along the North Wales coast. The town grew around the castle and became a thriving port, and is still an important yachting centre today. The town, which was taken by the Roundheads during the Civil War, has the oldest courthouse in existence in Britain. Built in 1614, the last assize court was held there in 1971. The parish church of St Mary and St Nicholas, built shortly after the castle, contains the coffin of Princess Joan, wife of Llewelyn the Great.
Nowadays, there is a varied selection of shops and numerous eating places in Beaumaris, catering for every taste from a sandwich to five course feasts. Beaumaris provides the facilities for relaxing in its idyllic surroundings, enjoying fun with the children or pursuing more energetic pursuits, all tastes are catered for, sail your own boat or observe the puffins and seals from a pleasure cruise. Cycle along leafy lanes or go fishing, play on the numerous golf courses, swim from safe clean beaches, take a walk and enjoy breathtaking scenery, or go horse-riding.