The castle of Beaumaris is located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. It was the last of the great Welsh castles built for Edward I (12721307) by his chief military architect, Master James of St George. At its peak the enterprise employed around 2600 men, but by 1298 the substantial funds required had dried up and work came to a halt. Building resumed between 1306 and 1330, but at a much reduced scale, and the great plans for the castle were never completed.

Beaumaris Castle