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.
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
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.