Attractions in Conwy

News at Dafydd Hardy | 06/12/2023

Conwy is home to a number of attractions that offer visitors a glimpse into its rich history and culture it has to offer. These attractions offer a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historic castles and grand mansions to strolling along picturesque harbours and enjoying stunning natural scenery. Conwy is a delightful destination for anyone seeking a glimpse of Welsh history and culture, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and a chance to appreciate the beauty of the Welsh countryside.

Here are a few highlights of the town:

Conwy Castle: This imposing fortress, built by Edward I in the 13th century, stands as a testament to medieval military engineering. Wander through the castle's imposing towers and ramparts, explore the Great Hall, and imagine the lives of the knights and soldiers who once defended the town. It has stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the River Conwy.

Plas Mawr: Step into a time capsule at Plas Mawr, a grand Elizabethan mansion that has been meticulously restored to its former glory. Admire the ornate plasterwork, intricate carvings, and period furnishings, and get a sense of how the wealthy lived during the Tudor era.

Conwy Town Walls: These impressive medieval walls surround the town of Conwy and offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside. You can walk along the walls for some great exercise and fresh air.

The Smallest House in Great Britain: Step into the world's smallest inhabited house, measuring just 92 centimetres wide and 182 centimetres long. This tiny dwelling, once home to a 17th-century shopkeeper, offers a quirky glimpse into Conwy's past.

Conwy Morfa Beach: This sandy beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the views of the River Conwy and the surrounding mountains. It is also a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing.

Bodnant Garden: Venture into the enchanting Bodnant Garden, a National Trust property renowned for its stunning landscapes, colourful flower displays, and tranquil woodlands. Explore the formal gardens, wander through the woodland walks, and admire the impressive Edwardian architecture.

Read our full Conwy area guide here.
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