Top things to do in Conwy

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 compose 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 between 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 loade…
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 ham-hock terrine, served with rarebit, to the s…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Conwy

Parisella's of Conwy Ice Cream

This kiosk on the quay sells a selection of what may well be the best ice cream in Wales. Among Parisella's 60-plus flavours are such delights as stracciatella, lemon curd, and amaretto and black cherry. It also has…
Historic Building in Conwy

Plas Mawr

Completed in 1585 for 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 no clu…
Gallery in Conwy

Royal Cambrian Academy

Founded in 1881, given the royal imprimatur by Queen Victoria in 1882, and still going strong, the Cambrian runs a full calendar of exhibitions by its members in its twin white-walled galleries, plus visiting shows …
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. The wall was erected to protect the English colonists from the Welsh, who were …
Italian in Conwy

Alfredo's

If it appears that Alfredo's – with its chequered tablecloths, fake ivy, fairy lights, shabby carpets and giant menu of pasta, pizza and traditional grills – has been around for a while, it's because it has. Enliven…
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 bestowed on the deli for everything …
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 …