1895 Print over 100 years old Beaumaris looking towards the Landing Stage

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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.187.

Entitled – Beaumaris.

Below the picture an inscription read:  

Beaumaris – It is easy to get to the very ancient and quiet little town of Beaumaris from Bangor by the steam ferry, which takes you across for sixpence; or if you start from Liverpool or Carnarvon, you may be landed there direct by the Liverpool steamboats.

Most people, however, reach Beaumaris by way of Bangor or Menai Bridge Railway Station, from whence there is a magnificent drive of six or four miles respectively over the Menai Bridge.

We may remark, in passing that the foundation stone of this bridge was laid on the 10th of August, 1819, by Mr. Telford, the engineer; the general opening of the bridge took place on the 30th of January, 1826.

The stupendous fastenings of the Menai Bridge are a curiosity, and many tourists visit the subterranean caverns to inspect the massive chains that are attached to the rocks therein.

Beaumaris is the county town of Anglesey.

As you leave the boat and come upon the landing-stage, the large and impotant building facing you is the chief hotel of the town – the Williams-Bulkeley Arms.

The chief object of interest in Beaumaris is the Castle, said to have been built in 1295.

One first notices the very slight elevation of the walls and towers of this structure.

It is quite possible that some of this effect may be produced by its situation, backed up, as it is, with high cliffs.

It is built of grey stone with many circular towers, and is for the most part covered with the most brilliant of green ivy.

The castle covers a large piece of ground – nearly 60yds. each way – and once within its walls you may wander about at will, tracing out the principal apartments and admiring the picturesqueness of the stately ruin at every turn.

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