ConwyUnited Kingdom

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Waleshas many market towns, but you’ll be stuck to find any that compare to Conwy.The immense fortress built here by Edward I of England back in the 13thCentury is probably the best-preserved medieval structure in all of Wales. Locatedon the NorthWales coast, this medieval town is literally one of a kind.

Theancient imposing battlements of ConwyCastle and its town walls are a particularly treat for history lovers.Nevertheless, backdropped by the extraordinary SnowdoniaNational Park and the crashing sea beyond, a visit to Conwywill make a memorable stay for anybody who visits the town.

ConwyCastle and Town Walls Teeteringon a craggy outcrop of solid rock, Conwy Castle isa magnificent feat of medieval engineering. It consists of two giganticentranceways and eight towers, as well as nearly a mile’s worth of imposing blackwall that encircles the town. While today the castle is a tourist attractionoffering unbeatable views across the coast, it’s not difficult to imagine Conwyas it must have appeared in its early history.

TheSmallest House in Britain Fromone of Britain’s largest ancient structures to one of its smallest – a visit toConwy would not be complete without peeking insideBritain’s smallest house. And a peek is all you’ll need. This tiny dwelling isjust six feet wide and ten feet tall, so it won’t take long to look around!Although no longer inhabited, it’s an entertaining visit nevertheless.

Shoppingin Conwy Conwy’smedieval streets are gems in their own right, and have barely changed over thecenturies. However, the town’s central High Street is now home to a great mixof curiosity shops. You’ll find original art, handmade toys, quirky keepsakes,a Christmas Shop (where it’s Christmas 365 days a year) and even a knight’sshop where you can pick up a sword and coat of armour.

Festivalsin Conwy Conwymay be small but when it comes to festivals it certainly packs a punch. Inaddition to the Conwy Seed Fair every March, andthe Conwy Honey Fair every September, it hosts theGwledd Conwy Feast each October. Coinciding withthe start of mussel season, this fantastic food festival is one of the largestin Wales, attracting visitors from all over the country and beyond. Indulgeyourself in Welsh culinary delights, a tankard of local beer and live music inthis idyllic ancient setting.

Golfin Conwy Comealong and practice your swing on the Conwy Morfa Golf Course.Founded in 1869 on the estuary of the Conwy River, the course is purported tobe the oldest in Wales. Small yet popular course, you’ll find it particularlychallenging thanks to the prevailing winds that often sweep in off the coast.

Booka Trip to Conwy Today Withso much on offer – not to mention the hiking opportunities in nearby SnowdoniaNational Park – search online for a great deal, and book a tripto Conwy today.

Top hotels in Conwy

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Quay Hotel and Spa
Quay Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Deganwy Quay, Conwy, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£98
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Llandudno West Shore Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Conwy Castle. Bodysgallen Hall and Conwy ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (465 reviews)

"Fantastic location. Lovely hotel with beautiful interiors. Good food. Helpful staff. We’ll go back!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

Quay Hotel and Spa
The Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
High Street, Conwy, Wales
£109
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Conwy Town Walls and Conwy Castle. Conwy Sands and Llandudno West Shore Beach are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean room beautiful staff amazing friendly Food great will definitely be coming back"…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

The Castle Hotel
The Erskine Arms
The Erskine Arms
4 out of 5
Rose Hill Street, Conwy, Wales
£80
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in Conwy, this inn is steps away from Conwy Town Walls and Conwy Castle. Conwy Sands and Llandudno West Shore Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km). ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"Very comfortable and tasteful room. Right in town centre"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

The Erskine Arms

Popular things to do in Conwy

Conwy Castle
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Conwy Castle

4.5/5(209 reviews)

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.

Conwy Quay
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Conwy Quay

4.5/5(2 reviews)

You can take time to visit Conwy Quay during your travels to Conwy. Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Conwy Town Walls
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Conwy Town Walls

You can learn about the history of Conwy when you stop by Conwy Town Walls. Stroll along the marina or visit the spas in this relaxing area.

Plas Mawr
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Plas Mawr

Find out about the history of Conwy when you spend time at Plas Mawr. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Smallest House in Great Britain
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Smallest House in Great Britain

Find out about the history of Conwy when you spend time at Smallest House in Great Britain. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or simply savour its top-notch restaurants.

Conwy Sands
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Conwy Sands

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Conwy Sands during your trip to Conwy? Visit the spas in this walkable area or simply enjoy its cafes.

Top activities in Conwy

1 DAY CONWY VALLEY & CASTLE SCENIC TOUR
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1 DAY CONWY VALLEY & CASTLE SCENIC TOUR

£51
Per adult
Snowdonia Tour
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Snowdonia Tour

£100
Per adult
North Wales from Chester
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North Wales from Chester

£48
Per adult
GreenWood Family Park
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GreenWood Family Park

£10
Per adult
Steam Train Trip including a Cream Tea
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Steam Train Trip including a Cream Tea

£23
Per adult
LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour
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LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult

Reviews of Conwy

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 1, 2020

Conwy is a beautiful little fishing town with a stunning castle with walls in the heart of it. The harbour is quaint and colourful. There is a wide selection of local restaurants and individual shops. A strong Welsh heritage which welcomes you in.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 16, 2019

Conwy is a lovely little town. Great character. The castle was fascinating. The view from the harbour is beautiful.

4/5 - Good

Dee

Nov 3, 2019

It’s still the same Conwy Nothing seems to have got spoilt over the years

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 28, 2019

View from the quay over the river superb.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 17, 2019

Walked around the estuary to Conwy, seemed very quiet and not sure if it was because it was a Monday but many of the cafes and restaurants were closed.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 16, 2019

Definitely worth a visit for couples or families.