Beautiful Beaumaris, A Family Day Out

Beaumaris was originally a Viking settlement known as Porth y Wygyr (“Port of the Vikings”), but the town itself began its development in 1295 when Edward I of England, commissioned the building of Beaumaris Castle as part of a chain of fortifications around the North Wales coast.

We visited the beautiful town of Beaumaris as we'd been in a local town and fancied visiting a town with some shops and places to look around. Driving into the town it looks like a historic place kind of like Lewes in East Sussex or possibly Padstow in Cornwall. 

The previous places we'd visited in North Wales had so much to offer but this time we wanted gift shops, ice creams and to admire and enjoy a relaxing walk around a town. 

The town is set on the Menai Strait and looks towards Bangor and is a beautiful town that has something for everyone. A beautiful castle, gift shops, places to eat and a beach to walk along. 

We didn't look around the castle but we did enjoy some homemade ice cream and the girls loved walking around the beach looking for shells and interesting treasure. 

There is enough to keep you happy for a whole day and if you enjoy photography then it's a dream to photograph. Rather than talk about the town I'll simply post a collection of photos I captured while there.