Conwy Information

A Town in Conwy

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Conwy is a medieval walled town and castle with a picturesque harbour overlooking the estuary of the River Conwy. The magnificent Edwardian castle and town walls are a world heritage site and after a visit to the town you will understand why. The castle itself is one of the most impressive examples of mediaeval military architecture and offers spectacular views of both the estuary and the mountains of Snowdonia. The circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, make Conwy one of the finest castles in the World.

Today Conwy is a bustling town, old structures sit comfortably with more modern buildings and there is a wealth of places to visit. Top of the list is of course, the Castle, but there are many more including Plas Mawr, said to be the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era found anywhere in Britain. Or down towards the quayside you will find Aberconwy House, a 14th-century merchant's house believed to be the oldest town house in Wales. And, spanning the River Conwy next to the castle is Thomas Telford's spectacular Conwy Suspension Bridge, one of the first road suspension bridges in the world.

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