Gwynedd - Beaumaris
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former
county town of Anglesey, Wales. It was located in the commote of
Dindaethwy and historic rural deanery of Tindaethwy, and is at the
eastern entrance to the Menai Strait, the tidal waterway separating
Anglesey from the coast of North Wales. At the 2001 census it had a
population of 2,040.
The castle was built on a marsh and that is where it found its name:
the French builders called it beaux marais which translates as
The ancient village of Llanfaes, a mile to the north of Beaumaris,
had been occupied by the Anglo Saxons in 818 but had been regained
by Merfyn Frych, King of Gwynedd, and remained a vital strategic
settlement. To counter further Welsh uprisings, and to ensure
control of the Menai Strait, Edward I chose the flat coastal plain
as the place to build Beaumaris Castle. The castle was designed by
the Savoyard mason Master James of St. George and is considered the
most perfect example of a concentric castle. The 'troublesome'
residents of Llanfaes were removed en bloc to Rhosyr in the west of
Anglesey, a new settlement King Edward entitled "Newborough". French
and English masons were brought in to construct the castle itself
and the walled town.
Set in the heart of Beaumaris this
compact apartment is ideally situated for your stay on the Isle of
Anglesey or Snowdonia.
Beaumaris itself is a well known historic town on the Menai Straits.
It has a Medieval Castle which now has World Heritage status. The
Courthouse dates from 1614 and the 19th Centuary Goal offers a
glimpse into Victorian prison life. Beaumaris is also a major centre
for yachting or you can take a pleasure boat ride to Puffin Island
for some bird and seal watching.
On Anglesey itself there are 9 Golf courses - 2 of these are within
a mile of the town.
The property is surrounded by shops, cafes and award winning
It's only a 5 minute walk to Beaumaris Castle and the seafront/pier
giving spectacular views over the Menai straits.
The apartment itself is situated on the second floor of the
renovated Chapel making access difficult for wheelchairs/pushchairs.
The apartment retains much of its original character with exposed
timber beams throughout and church windows in the shower room.
Having one double bed room- a lounge area with 2 comfy leather
chairs and TV/DVD with
allocated parking space in
Chapel car park.
Henllys Hall Apartments
Tel: 01248 811303
Henllys Hall was rebuilt by Joseph Hansom (of ‘Hansom Cab’ fame) in
1852, who also designed the most impressive Victorian crescent
facing the sea front in the town of Beaumaris.
Henllys (“Hen Llys” ~ Olde Court) the apartments have been
tastefully converted from old stables and stand within the
courtyard. Creating a very tranquil location.
bedrooms, one with a double room and one with twin room. (Extra
casual beds and cots can be arranged.) Beds are all made up for our
Their own bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Fully fitted kitchens including a fridge/freezer, electric cooker,
microwave, toaster. All utensils, china etc. are supplied, lounges
with log Effect Fires, DVD players & colour TV's with 'freeview' TV
We offer a tennis
court and there is an 18 hole parkland golf course, with two
resident golf professionals and a golf shop on site.
A holiday here really does offer the best of both worlds – the
freedom to cater for oneself or the luxury of eating at any of our
excellent local eating establishments.
Lleiniog Holiday Cottages
Just one of our three properties.
Welcome to the Lleiniog Holiday Cottages website. Here you will find
details of our idyllic holiday cottages and the surrounding area.
Cottages are situated 1 minute from Lleiniog Beach halfway between
Beaumaris and Penmon Point offering first class facilities amidst
stunning views and panorama. All the cottages are Grade II listed
buildings and full of character, individuality and charm. The nearby
beach was the scene of many battles, including one where the Earl of
Shrewsbury met his death with an arrow in his eye. The main house is
reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a Roundhead. The cottages are
along the route of the 125-mile Anglesey Coastal Path, affording
easy access for those who wish to explore this designated Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Locally there is golf, fishing, walking, sailing, birdwatching, lots
of tourist attractions and excellent restaurants and eating places
providing you with all you need for a fabulous holiday.
perfect place to relax and unwind.