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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

Quay Hotel and Spa

Deganwy Quay, Conwy
4.4
of 5, from 271 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Deganwy, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Conwy Castle, Conwy Tourist Information Centre and Conwy Visitor Centre. Bodysgallen Hall and Maesdu Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£88
The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

High Street, Conwy
4.4
of 5, from 97 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is steps away from Conwy Tourist Information Centre and Conwy Visitor Centre. Conwy Castle and Bodysgallen Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£52
Bryn Derwen Guest House

Bryn Derwen Guest House

Llanrwst Road, Conwy
4.8
of 5, from 268 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Conwy, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Conwy Castle, Conwy Tourist Information Centre and Conwy Visitor Centre. Bodysgallen Hall is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

£100
The George And Dragon

The George And Dragon

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

Situated in Conwy, this inn is steps away from Conwy Castle, Conwy Tourist Information Centre and Conwy Visitor Centre. Bodysgallen Hall is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

£52
Glan Heulog Bed and Breakfast

Glan Heulog Bed and Breakfast

Llanrwst Road, Conwy
4.5
of 5, from 150 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Conwy, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Conwy Castle, Conwy Tourist Information Centre and Conwy Visitor Centre. Bodysgallen Hall is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

Sea Haven Cottage

Sea Haven Cottage

5 Haven Villas, Conwy
4.0 out of 5.0
Location Location Location Views and Walking Distance to all Amenities

Location Location Location Views and Walking Distance to all Amenities

18 Lower Gate StreetHarbour Cottage, Conwy
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach in Conwy, this cottage is close to Conwy Tourist Information Centre, Conwy Visitor Centre and Conwy Castle. Also nearby are Bodysgallen Hall and Maesdu Golf Club.

A Beautiful, Cosy Well Appointed Cottage Just Outside Historic Conwy Castle Wall

A Beautiful, Cosy Well Appointed Cottage Just Outside Historic Conwy Castle Wall

8 Old Road, Conwy
4.9
of 5, from 45 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Conwy, this cottage is close to Conwy Tourist Information Centre, Conwy Visitor Centre and Conwy Castle. Local attractions also include Bodysgallen Hall and Maesdu Golf Club.