Beaumaris Castle (French: beau marais, Literal translation: beautiful marsh) was a castle built in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales by King Edward I of England. King Edward built the castle to help him take over North Wales. It was one of several castles built along the North Wales coast.
History[change | change source]
The castle was started in 1295 and work stopped in 1330. The castle was left unfinished. Small amounts of money were spent in the 1330s and 1400s to maintain (keep up) the castle. However, these payments were stopped. By 1609, the castle was a ruin. In 1642, money was spent on repairs. No more work was done and it became a ruin again. In 1925, Richard Williams-Bulkeley placed Beaumaris Castle in state care. Since then, it has been fixed and maintained. In 1986, the castle was placed on the World Heritage List. Today, Beaumaris is cared for my Cadw. It is open to visitors.
More reading[change | change source]
- Taylor, Arnold (2004). Beaumaris Castle (Fifth ed.). Cadw.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Beaumaris Castle". www.castlewales.com. http://www.castlewales.com/beaumar.html. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales". www.beaumaris.com. http://www.beaumaris.com/. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "Beaumaris Castle". Cadw. http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=282. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, A World Heritage Site". Anglesey Today. http://www.anglesey-today.com/beaumaris-castle.html. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "Beaumaris". The Great Castles of Wales. http://www.greatcastlesofwales.co.uk/beaumaris.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "Beaumaris Castle". Castlexplorer. http://www.castlexplorer.co.uk/wales/beaumaris/beaumaris.php. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "Beaumaris Castle". www.castles.me.uk. http://www.castles.me.uk/beaumaris-castle.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-24.