Out & About

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Out & About in Conwy

A traveller’s guide


Conwy is a town rich in history, which much of it still preserved within the walls and traditional structures of its buildings. In the heart of it is the mighty 13th-century castle, whose walls encapsulate this remarkable medieval town.
Surrounded by lush Welsh countryside and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, it’s a most beautiful place to visit. The Quay is host to a number of amenities and is a particularly stunning place to visit during the warm summer months. Below is a selection of things to do in the area.


Conwy Castle & Walls

Conwy Castle & Walls


Built towards the end of the thirteenth century,  this picturesque and reportedly haunted castle was built for King Edward I and is a perfect example of the "concentric castle" design. The Castle is at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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The Smallest House in Britain

The Smallest House in Britain



The Smallest House in Great Britain is a one up, one down cottage measuring just 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Built as an infill between two rows of cottages, it was lived in until May 1900 when it was condemned as being unfit for human habitation. The last tenant was a 6' 3" fisherman called Robert Jones. Quirkily, the owner at the time was another Robert Jones, who, in a bid to save the cottage toured the country with the editor of the local newspaper measuring every other small house to confirm that it was, indeed, the smallest house in the country. The Smallest House is still in the hands of Robert Jones' family.

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park


Explore Snowdonia


Situated on the west coast of Britain and covering over 820 square miles of diverse, picturesque landscapes, The Snowdonia National Park is a living working area which is home to over 26,000 people. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of beautiful villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh.

Check out this video from Visit Snowdonia to see why you have to visit here during your trip.

Conwy Morfa Beach

Conwy Morfa Beach



Conwy Morfa beach is a large sandy bay, which at low tide forms part of the extensive sandy beaches and mussel banks of Conwy Bay. It is good for fishing, has a marina and is next to a golf course. There are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants close by in the historic town of Conwy, which is overlooked by an imposing castle. The beach area is also good for bird watching.

This is a great beach for sandcastles, paddling, and enjoying the scenery. This beach is dog friendly, however there is no lifeguard at this beach.

Llandudno

Llandudno


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Lose yourself in Llandudno


Llandudno is one of the main towns in Conwy and is famous for its Victorian architecture, beautiful scenery and top retail outlets. The seaside resort still attracts thousands of people with the pier and promenade as well as the picturesque Great Orme and Little Orme, which are ever so popular with walkers.

Conwy Suspension Bridge

Conwy Suspension Bridge


The Conwy Suspension Bridge is a Grade I-listed structure and is one of the first road suspension bridges in the world. Located in the medieval town of Conwy in Conwy county borough, North Wales, it is now only passable on foot.

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Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr


Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age.


The Elizabethan era. A golden age? Think Renaissance and Shakespeare. Think Plas Mawr. An Elizabethan gem worth its weight in gold. The finest town house of its period in Britain.

Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. He also liked entertaining. Lavishly. Behold his finest hour, a grand house built between 1576 and 1585 in the heart of medieval Conwy’s narrow cobbled streets. A house which more than matched his grandiose ambitions.

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Conwy Mountain

Conwy Mountain


Mynydd y Dref or Conwy Mountain is a hilly area to the west of the town of Conwy, in North Wales. To the north it overlooks the sea of Conwy Bay, and to the south lie the foothills of the Carneddau range of mountains, of which it forms a part

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Bodnant Gardens

Bodnant Gardens


Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, and spans over 80 acres. It is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west, providing stunning views across the valley to the Snowdonia range.


Opening Hours & Price

The Gardens are open daily from the 26th February - 31st October, 10am - 5pm, and 1st November - 13th November daily 10am - 4pm. Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing.

Gift Aid Adult £8.50 *
Gift Aid Child £4.25 *
Standard Adult £7.72
Standard Child £3.86
National Trust members and RHS members
(with valid membership card)
FREE
* Gift Aid includes a voluntary 10% donation which will be put towards the upkeep of this property


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