Beaumaris Castle Anglesey North
This is a Welsh castle built in 1295 and building
work went on for another 35 years, despite never being never finished. Built by
Edward I to subdue the Welsh it never saw action and anyway he ran out of money
and the welsh culture is still going strong despite it all. The word Beaumaris
translates into 'beautiful marsh' or 'beautiful ocean' depending either on the
Latin or French translation you wish to choose.
As a castle it is what might be call totally
uncorrupted. The grass is kept neat and tidy but all else has been as it has
always been for centuries. At the time of its construction it was state of the
art. There are 4 major lines of defensive battlements. Everywhere inside, if
one where fool hardy to go in the heat of battle, there is always a place to
sling an arrow or even worse pour hot oils over you and no where to retreat.
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