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Conwy Town Information

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As if the backdrop of distant mountains were insufficient, Edward 1 gave the quaint, strategic fishing town of Conwy, (Conway) a vast castle which even today, more than seven centuries later, dominates the Welsh skyline.

Its walls were designed to keep the Welsh at bay and are still intact, despite the castle falling into the hands of both Owain Glyndwr and Oliver Cromwell. They act as a magnet for thousands of awe-struck visitors and from its history-packed turrets are panoramic views overlooking the town, the ocean and old road bridges built by Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson.

Conwy Castle - © Wales Tourist Board
Conwy Castle - © Wales Tourist Board

Conwy Mountain - Photo © Chris Shaw
Conwy Mountain - Photo: Chris Shaw CCL

The smallest house in Britain is here, measuring just 3 metres tall by less than two metres wide! In contrast, Conwy’s most imposing property is Plas Mawr, renowned for its plasterwork and arguably the best preserved town house in Britain.

Aberconwy House, cared for by the National Trust, is a 14th Century merchant's house. Strangely, Conwy is also home to ‘Teapot World’, which proudly displays hundreds of novelty teapots dating back to the 18th century.