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Conwy Castle

Built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 during his conquest of Wales, stunning Conwy Castle is among the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.

Standing proudly overlooking the historic town of Conwy on the North Wales coast, the dark stoned fortress is in remarkably good condition considering the military action it has seen over the centuries and visitors can still walk along its impressive walls today.

One of the most popular attractions in Wales, the castle consists of a large curtain wall built on a natural rock formation. There are two fortified outposts, eight circular towers and four smaller ones, which are among the most impressive in the country.

Conwy and its castle are surrounded by a well-preserved wall, making it one of the most complete medieval towns in the world. The layout of the castle is relatively simple, its mighty military strength coming from its location above the Conwy Estuary rather than its intricate design.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the views from the castle battlements are incredible, looking out across the sea and mountains of Snowdonia and down to the roofless shell of the 125ft great hall. The battlements are also the best place to view the town wall, stretching for more than three-quarters of a mile and guarded by no fewer than 22 towers.

Edward I spent £15,000 on creating the castle, a huge amount of money at the time, and a visit will also take you into its great hall, private chambers, royal chapel and kitchen.


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Quay Hotel and Spa £101
Quay Hotel and Spa

Quay Hotel and Spa

Deganwy Quay, Conwy
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 295 reviews
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    Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Conwy Castle, Bodysgallen Hall and Llandudno Swimming Centre. Home Front Museum and Llandudno Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    The Castle Hotel £62
    The Castle Hotel

    The Castle Hotel

    High Street, Conwy
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 98 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Conwy Castle and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Bodysgallen Hall. Llandudno West Shore Beach and Llandudno Swimming Centre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Bryn Derwen Guest House £52
      Bryn Derwen Guest House

      Bryn Derwen Guest House

      Llanrwst Road, Conwy
         
        4.8
        of 5, from 277 reviews
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        Situated in Conwy, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Conwy Castle and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Bodysgallen Hall. Llandudno West Shore Beach and Llandudno Swimming Centre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        The George And Dragon £90
        The George And Dragon

        The George And Dragon

        21 Castle street, Conwy
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 34 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Conwy, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Conwy Castle and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Bodysgallen Hall. Llandudno Swimming Centre and Llandudno Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Johnny Dough's at The Bridge Inn
          Johnny Dough's at The Bridge Inn

          Johnny Dough's at The Bridge Inn

          2 Rose Hill Street, Conwy
             
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            Number 18 £85
            Number 18

            Number 18

            18 Rose Hill Street, Conwy
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated near the beach in Conwy, this property is close to Conwy Town Walls, Conwy Castle and Bodysgallen Hall. Local attractions also include Llandudno West Shore Beach and Llandudno Swimming Centre.

              Glan Heulog Bed and Breakfast £54
              Glan Heulog Bed and Breakfast

              Glan Heulog Bed and Breakfast

              Llanrwst Road, Conwy
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 153 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Conwy, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Conwy Castle and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Bodysgallen Hall. Llandudno West Shore Beach and Llandudno Swimming Centre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Sea Haven Cottage
                Sea Haven Cottage

                Sea Haven Cottage

                5 Haven Villas, Conwy
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated on a lake, this apartment is close to Conwy Town Walls, Conwy Castle and Bodysgallen Hall. Local attractions also include Llandudno West Shore Beach and Llandudno Swimming Centre.