A Hotel Built for a Princess
The Bulkeley Hotel was built in 1832 for a royal visit from Princess Victoria, the presumptive heir to the throne and her mother The Duchess of Kent to Beaumaris. Sir Richard Bulkeley of the Baron Hill estate, commissioned the build of this elegant, historic Georgian building creating a beach villa with uninterrupted views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia Mountain Range to accommodate the illustrious guests. Joseph Hansom, an architect most renowned for his design of the Hansom Cab, set about designing a hotel fit for a Princess,
elegant in its proportions and the shape and size of the rooms displaying his instinctive good taste.