"A Spectacular Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Conwy by Balam

Conwy Travel Guide: 163 reviews and 621 photos

Conwy renowned for its medieval Castle and mostly complete town walls is certainly one of the gems of The United Kingdom, with it's picturesque harbour that sits on the estuary of the River Conwy spanned by Thomas Telford suspension bridge. Both the castle and the Town walls are a World Heritage Site with the castle itself being one of the most impressive examples of mediaeval military architecture that you will find. The circuit of Medievil town walls are just over three quarters of a mile long and and are guarded by 21 towers at regular intervals of about 46m. The walls are 1.68m thick and 9m high, The towers are15m high iat their highest and externally it would have presented a continuous stone face and would have been formidable to any would be invaders.

Today Conwy is only invaded by tourists and is a busy town with nice shops and many ancient buildings that sit comfortably among more recent builds, there is a lot of things to see and do.

Of course at the top of the list (and the Town) is the Castle, closely followed by Plas Mawr, A true architectural gem which is probably the finest surviving Elizabethan town house you will find anywhere in the UK. Or the Oldest House in the TownAberconwy House which is a 14th C merchant's house probably the Oldest house in Wales, built by the same craftsmen that constructed the castle and using the same stone.

Down on the quayside There is the famous smallest house in Britain which was once the home of a Fisherman who was 6' 3" tall.
You can visit the Conwy mussel museum, take a boat trip on the river or walk around the RSPB reserve which even if your not that interested in birds is a lovely walk.

  • Last visit to Conwy: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 7, 2009
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Conwy is alo on my list of places to visit next week!

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2009 at 1:37 AM

    Ooooh.. I can't wait, had to take a look at your Conwy pages once more :-))

  • Andrew_W_K's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    I was born and bred in Wales and never heard of love spoons before.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Gareth, excellent little page about Conwy. Your page reminds me on my time in Llandudno, when I also visited lovely Conwy. Well done.

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    I so aggree that's one awesome pic of the castle! Facebook? That must be an account of ages back haven't been on there since forever.

  • Mar 2, 2008 at 5:25 AM

    Great Castle picture. volopolo

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