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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…
Top Choice Pub in Conwy

Albion Ale House

Born out of a collaboration of four Welsh craft breweries (Purple Moose, Conwy, Nant and Great Orme), this heritage-listed 1920s boozer is a serious beer-drinker's nirvana. Of the 10 hand pulls, eight are loaded wit…
Top Choice Welsh in Conwy

Watson’s Bistro

Hidden in a verdant garden setting in the lee of the town wall, Watson's marries French bistro cooking with quality local ingredients. Everything is homemade, from the chicken-liver pâté to the ox-cheek with 'dirty …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Conwy

Parisella's of Conwy Ice Cream

The kiosk on the quay sells a selection of what we consider to be the best ice cream in Wales. The best of Parisella's 50-plus flavours include mint choc chip, salted caramel, and amaretto and black cherry. It also …
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…
Italian in Conwy

Alfredo's

There's something tremendously appealing about the stereotypical Italian-ness of Alfredo's (chequered tablecloths, fake ivy, fairy lights draped from the ceiling, shabby carpets and a giant menu of pasta, pizza and …
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…
Deli in Conwy

Edwards of Conwy

While first and foremost a butchery with a great line in Welsh meat, Edwards also sells savoury pies, local cheeses and freshly filled baps and sandwiches. Awards are continually piled on the deli for everything fro…
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 …