When it comes to visitor attractions, no visit to Beaumaris is complete without visiting the castle, the
last and quite possibly greatest of the castles built by Edward I during his conquest of Gwynedd;
along with the castles at Caernarfon and Conwy, they form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Across the road from the castle, you’ll find the old Courthouse, also known as County Hall, where the
magistrates looked after the administration of Anglesey and justice was meted out. After standing in
the dock, prisoners were often transferred to the County Gaol, also in Beaumaris, where they served
their sentences. Both buildings are now museums open to the public and are well worth a visit.
Across from the gaol stands the parish church of St Mary and St Nicholas, where you can spend a
few minutes exploring the gardens and find the tomb of Princess Joan, wife of Prince Llywelyn the
Great of Gwynedd and daughter of King John of England. Visits to all these attractions can easily be
fitted around your cruise or fishing trip, so why not arrive early and make a day of it!
Further afield, Anglesey’s highlights include a visit to the Menai Bridges Exhibition in Menai Bridge,
where you can learn more about the two spectacular bridges that cross the Menai Strait, before
heading off towards Brynsiencyn for a visit to Anglesey Sea Zoo and catch up with Frankie, another
of the stars from the ITV series ‘The Island Strait’, along the way calling into Plas Newydd, the
country residence of the Marquis of Anglesey and currently under the care of the National Trust.
If you’re still stuck for things to do, take a look at www.discoveranglesey.com, where you’ll also find
details of accommodation providers on the island.
From Menai Bridge and the A5/A55: follow the A545 signposted to Beaumaris for approx 3
miles/5km. On entering Beaumaris, take the first turning on your right by the Liverpool Arms Hotel
and follow the road round to the left, you’ll find our kiosks on the right by the pier entrance, head for
the blue kiosk; if you carry on for another 200m you’ll find the town car park.
From Pentraeth/Llansadwrn: Follow the B5109 to Beaumaris, turn right onto Castle Street at the Red
Boat Ice Cream Parlour and then second left at the Bishopsgate House Hotel, before following the
From Llangoed: take the B5109 to Beaumaris and take the first left by the castle; you’ll pass the car
park on the left and find our kiosk on the left, opposite the Bulkeley Arms Hotel.
Pay and display parking is available on the seafront at a cost of £4 per day, you’ll find the entrance
about 100m from the kiosk, just look for the brown attendant’s hut. If you are planning on arriving
before 09:30, please make sure you have coins for the barrier machine, otherwise, you will not be
able to access the car park.
Full details on how to find us will be emailed at the time of booking. If you’re a coach driver and need any
additional information, please call us on 01248 810907.
Rail: the nearest station is Bangor (Gwynedd) (9 miles/15km) on the Chester-Holyhead mainline.
From the station, you will either need to catch a bus or taxi to get to Beaumaris.
Bus: Routers 53/56/57/58 from Bangor, Route 51 from Llangefni, the nearest bus stop is outside
Ena’s Newsagent on Castle Street, which is about 250m from the kiosk. All the buses from Bangor
start at Bangor Bus Station (Ffordd Gwynedd/’The Clock’) where they connect with buses to/from
Llandudno and Caernarfon, then stop at or near the train station and in Menai Bridge, where they
connect with buses from Holyhead and Amlwch. The 51 bus starts at the Post Office in Llangfni.
For more information on public transport, download the Traveline Cymru app, visit www.travelinecymru.info or call 0871 200 2233.