Until recently, I have been ‘finishing off’ Beaumaris Castle, situated on the Welsh island of Anglesey. It was never actually completed and is the greatest castle never built!
ITV Wales joined us for the morning to see what I have been working on there for the last year…
To see Ian Lang’s report on ITV News (featuring me!) and to read more from the below, visit: Castle to ‘be finished’ over 700 years after it was built | Wales – ITV News
A castle on Anglesey, will finally be ‘completed’ over 700 years after it was first built. Visitors will be able to experience Edward I’s castle as it was originally intended, for the very first time thanks to a £170,000 investment from the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw).
Building of the castle began in 1295 as part of efforts made by Edward I to cement his conquest of Wales. Despite never being completed, the castle was at the pinnacle of medieval castle design and technology as it was constructed to a ‘walls within walls’ plan, considered high-tech for its time.
Visitors will now be able to see a dedicated exhibition about the site’s construction; meet the castle craftsmen through 3D displays and innovative soundscapes; and take part in a physical castle build activity…
The BBC also covered the story and feature reconstruction drawings of how Beaumaris Castle should have looked, had it ever been completed, now featured in the new Cadw App. You can read about it and see the drawings on their website here: ‘Beaumaris Castle virtually complete after 600 years‘.
To see Ian Lang’s report featured on ITV News and to read more about how I have been ‘finishing off’ the greatest castle never built, visit: Castle to ‘be finished’ over 700 years after it was built | Wales – ITV News