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Beaumaris is positioned in a stunning location on the coast of Anglesey, its coastal outlook offering stunning views across the waters of the Menai Straits.
Although there are daily flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport itself, the major air travel hub offering access to this historic Welsh seaside resort is Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international transport hub situated on an estuary of the river Mersey. It deals with half a dozen different airlines and offers flights to and from a variety of destinations across Europe and North Africa. The airport handles almost four million passengers a year.
It is just over 90 miles away, but the transport links are good and the journey, from your flight landing to breathing in the fresh sea air, will take less than two hours. With flights landing daily from all over the world, a range of hotels literally on the doorstep and public transport links to the centre of Liverpool and then beyond, Liverpool John Lennon Airport represents an excellent choice.
The busiest routes to Liverpool are those serving flights to and from Belfast, Dublin, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Alicante but other routes include Geneva, Nice, Jersey and Cork. All in all, Liverpool John Lennon airport offers flights from cities in 22 different European countries, including the UK, meaning that a flight to Beaumaris is well within the reach of literally millions of people.
Facilities at the airport include shops, a pub, a bureau de change and car hire outlets, meaning you can step right off your flight and get on the road toward Beaumaris.
Although Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers the major air route into Beaumaris, it is possible to take a short haul flight from Cardiff International Airport to Anglesey Airport itself. The service flies twice daily, Monday to Friday, and the flight takes an hour. Given that Cardiff Airport is a major transport hub handling flights from all over Europe, this offers an alternative to those unable to access Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Anglesey Airport, which handles 8,500 passengers per year, consists of a check in desk and baggage claim area, with refreshments available from a vending machine. Several bus routes run from the airport have departure times synchronised to flight arrival times. The route by road from Anglesey Airport to Beaumaris is straightforward, consisting mainly of a 23 mile journey along the A55 North Wales Expressway.
Take the M56 in Speke towards Wales and this, in turn, becomes the A55. For a while this runs directly along the coast, providing stunning views as well as a smooth journey, before crossing over to Anglesey and eventually reaching Beaumaris. In most cases, the journey, from flight to seaside, should take around two hours. There are several coach and bus shuttles outside the airport which run directly to Liverpool city centre, such as the Arriva 500, and from here you can access coach and train travel into Anglesey itself.