Top Choice Castle in Conwy

Conwy Castle

Caernarfon is more complete, Harlech more dramatically positioned and Beaumaris more technically perfect, yet out of the four castles that comprise the Unesco World Heritage Site, Conwy is the prettiest to gaze upon…
Gallery in Conwy

Royal Cambrian Academy

Founded in 1881 and still going strong, the academy runs a full calendar of exhibitions by its members in its twin white-walled galleries, plus visiting shows from the National Museum Wales and elsewhere. Its excell…
Historic Building in Conwy

Town Wall

The survival of most of its 1300m-long town wall, built concurrently with the castle, makes Conwy one of the UK’s prime medieval sites. It was erected to protect the English colonists from the Welsh, who were forbid…
Historic Building in Conwy

Plas Mawr

Completed in 1585 for the merchant and courtier Robert Wynn, Plas Mawr is one of Britain's finest surviving Elizabethan town houses. The tall, whitewashed exterior is an indication of the owner’s status, but gives n…
Historic Building in Conwy

Aberconwy House

Timber-and-plaster Aberconwy House is the town's oldest, built as one of 20 merchants' houses when the town was fortified around 1300. Over the years it has been a coffee house, temperance hotel, bakery and antique …
Gate in Conwy

Lower Gate

Conwy's High St heads through this gate in the medieval wall to the quayside. Its twin towers and portcullis allowed it to command access from the town to the waterfront, and all shipped goods would have passed thro…
Gate in Conwy

Mill Gate

The twin-towered Mill Gate, one of two gatehouses in the southern stretch of Conwy's town wall, was built to allow access to the royal watermill, outside. Head through this gate for great views of the wall's exterio…
Notable Building in Conwy

Smallest House in Great Britain

The Smallest House in Great Britain is a curiosity with dimensions of 72 in by 122 in and a mention in the Guinness Book of Records. On the quayside, its built hard up against the town wall and old houses, which acc…
Gate in Conwy

Upper Gate

The entrance to the largest section of town wall starts from the station and heads up to the Upper Gate (where there are great views over the town to the castle), before continuing all the way to the quay.