Beaumaris Castle on Anglesey was the very last castle built by Master James of Saint George for King Edward I.
It was built in the ‘concentric’ style: high inner curtain walls with round towers at each corner and lower outer curtain walls. The building project was no mean feat – employing about 2700 men in the first summer alone. The work slowed down when King Edward turned his attentions to his campaigns in Scotland – and stopped all together in 1298. The castle was never completed, but just like all the others it has a stormy past: captured by Owain Glyndwr in 1403; used to house troops and supplies from Charles I’s supporters during the English Civil War. These days, its still a great place to unleash your inner Sir Lancelot. Beaumaris Castle gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1986 along with the other Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.