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The Garden Lodge at Plas Cichle, BeaumarisThe Garden Lodge is situated on our farm just about a mile and half from the seaside town of Beaumaris. Fully self contained the lodge has two bedrooms and sleeps four people comfortably. Spacious, clean and tidy throughout and with a private garden the lodge is an ideal base for exploring Anglesey. Well behaved dogs are more than welcome, there are horses, sheep and other dogs in the farm area so guests with dogs need to bear this in mind.
Stylish penthouse apartment for 4 in BeaumarisIt is a luxury penthouse apartment in the heart of beautiful historic Beaumaris - the prettiest town in North Wales - its stylish shops, galleries and restaurants are all within a short stroll. This lovely apartment has two gorgeous bedrooms (which can sleep up to 4 people), a comfortable, stylish contemporary living area and patio doors opening onto a 'Juliet' balcony with views across to Snowdonia. In the heart of Beaumaris there is lots to discover, including: shops,restaurants and a castle.
FRONDEG BACH- Close to beach & coastal pathSelf-contained studio room with it's own entrance, cooking facilities, small corridor and large shower room. Close to the famous 2.5mile sandy Llanddona beach which is part of the Anglesey Coastal path. Village has a cosy pub with a beer-garden which serves food (currently open outdoors in line with Covid regulations) Use of large garden.
Named by the Normans who built its dramatic castle for Edward I, Beaumaris translates from the French as “beautiful marshes.” So it shows. This town sits magically on the eastern end of the Menai Strait, the slip of water between the island of Anglesey and mainland Wales. A walk along its seafront on arrival is recommended: you’ll be treated to Snowdonia’s rugged peaks in the distance, the town’s sweetly restored Victorian pier, and pleasure boats, especially in high season, gently puffing along.
The town proper hosts some remarkable historic buildings, including the 14th-century Tudor Rose, one of the United Kingdom’s oldest black-and-white timber-framed houses, and the Beaumaris Courthouse and Gaol, both open as eerie, characterful museums. Beaumaris is also bustling with places to eat and drink: everything is here, including bakeries, bistros, tapas bars, and tandoori restaurants. It’s also a great base to see the island, only 30 minutes’ scenic drive from the beaches at Benllech (with excellent facilities for visitors who need help with access), Red Wharf Bay, and Newborough Sands.
Getting here by train is a particular treat. The nearest station, a special request stop, is in a village with the second-longest name in the world (it’s 58 letters long, and known as Llanfairpwll for short — and of course it has a long platform sign which is perfect for photos). You’ll have to organise transport for the six miles to Beaumaris from here, though. A stop earlier on the North Wales Coast Line is Bangor, which has half-hourly bus service to Beaumaris; this train route also terminates at Holyhead, for sea transport to Ireland. Drivers travelling west to Beaumaris will enjoy the scenic pleasures of the A55, giving stunning views of the coast to the north and the mountains to the south. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Airport (LPL), an hour and 45-minute drive away.
Summers in Beaumaris can often be surprisingly warm for Wales, influenced by Anglesey’s pleasant position in the Gulf Stream. This often makes beachcombing, sunbathing, and sea-swimming a joy, sometimes with seals bobbing alongside you in the water. The warmer seasons also bring boat trips heading out to Puffin Island, nine miles east of Beaumaris at the end of the Menai Strait, which is an uninhibited outcrop teeming with wildlife. April to July are the best months to see puffins there, as well as razorbills, common guillemots, and kittiwakes. Also, if you’re lucky, a porpoise or dolphin might pop round. September is the month of the Beaumaris Food Festival, which fills the town with more than 100 exhibitors, and many happy, hungry mouths. Autumn and winter are quieter, but Anglesey’s milder winters mean they’re a joy for walking and gentler sight-seeing.
This coastal path hugs Anglesey’s coast for 130 miles, taking in rolling dunes, woodland, heather, and farmland. From Beaumaris, a walk south to Moel-y-don takes in the beautiful Eisteddfod stone circle, kissing gates in the woodland, and the Menai Suspension Bridge.
Built by Edward I’s men as part of his campaign to conquer North Wales, Beaumaris Castle is impressively fortified with turrets and walls within walls (it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its majesty, even though it was never completed). It also played a crucial part in Owain Glyndŵr’s Welsh rebellion and the English Civil War. An exhibition and digital trail delve into all the dastardly details.
Ten minutes drive from Beaumaris brings you to an unexpected set of ancient treasures: a windy old toll road (bring your change), a pretty dovecote, monastery ruins, and a church with a 10th-century cross. Penmon Point sits at the end of it all, looking out to the kayakers circling Puffin Island, and Llandudno’s headland, Great Orme.