Top ChoiceCastle in Conwy

Conwy Castle

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...

Top ChoicePub 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...

Top ChoiceWelsh 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...

Top ChoiceIce 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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

International in Conwy

Shakespeare's

With flocked wallpaper and gilt-framed orientalist scenes covering the walls, and dapperly dressed staff delivering tasty brasserie-style meals, Shakespeare's is Conwy's swankiest dining environment. The...

Food & Drink in Conwy

Gwledd Conwy Feast

Held over a weekend in late October, this food festival, spiced up with music performances and a lantern parade, is the highlight of the Conwy calendar. It incorporates the Blinc digital art festival, with images...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Conwy

Knight Shop

Always buying boring, samey souvenirs for your loved ones? Then why not go for a Henry VIII–era replica helmet, a ramshead heavy siege crossbow, some chain mail or perhaps a Viking drinking horn? The Knight Shop...

French in Conwy

Amelie's

Named after the Audrey Tautou film, Amelie's has the feel of a French bistro, with wooden floors and flowers on the tables, but offers a multinational menu including shanks, curries, steaks, fish and more. It's a...

Cafe in Conwy

Press Room

Located right next to the castle entrance, this arty cafe serves a tasty selection of meals, including rarebit made with ciabatta and a good choice of cakes and scones to finish up with. There's a terrace setting...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Tapas in Conwy

Bank of Conwy

A gleaming refurbishment of a handsome stone bank building can't quite disguise slightly chaotic service, but the food's pretty good, and there's no doubting the smart grazing/drinking concept is something new in...