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Conwy - FURTHER INFORMATION

Conwy - Conwy visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Conwy' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Conwy.

Conwy lies on the north coast of County Borough in Wales at the mouth of the Conwy River which has its source in Snowdonia to the south. Known in English as 'Conway', this walled market town was established around Conway Castle, built between 1283 and 1289 on the orders of King Edward I of England. On conquering the area, the king's troops took over Aberconwy Abbey, founded by Llywelyn the Great, moving the monks to Maenan in the Conwy Valley.

Conwy - Tourist Attractions

Conwy has much to offer visitors, with plenty of things to see and do. Top tourist attractions in and around Conwy include:
  • Conwy Castle - 13th century castle built to defend the straits of Conwy River by King Edward I of England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and listed World Heritage Site.
  • Conwy Suspension Bridge - built by Thomas Telford in 1826 the bridge spans the Conwy River next to Conwy Castle.
  • Conwy Town Wall - old town walls built at the same time as Conwy Castle to enclose and protect the English garrison inside.
  • Aberconwy House - 14th century merchant house, one of the oldest buildings inside the town walls, now managed by the National Trust.
  • St Mary and All Saints Church - founded in the 12th Century as the abbey church of the Cistercian Abbey of Aberconwy and burial place of many of the Princes of Gwynedd.
  • Bodysgallen Hall - Grade I listed building managed by the National Trust and currently used as a hotel.
  • Conwy Railway Bridge - connecting Conwy with Llandudno Junction over the Conwy River, this wrought iron tubular bridge was built by Robert Stephenson opened in 1848 and is the only surviving bridge of it's kind.
  • Llewellyn the Great's Llys - 13th century court house built on a rocky outcrop, with an aspidial tower into the town walls.
  • The Smallest House in Great Britain - measuring 3.05m x 1.8m this 16th century house in the quay is officially the smallest house in the UK.
  • Conwy Morfa - marshy-sand based spit with long beaches at low tide upon which is the Conwy Morfa Golf Course and remains of Mulberry Harbour where Hugh Iorys Hughes designed the floating harbours used by the Allies in WWII.


ADDRESS

Conwy Tourist Information Office
Conwy Castle Visitor Centre,
Castle Street,
Conwy LL32 8LD
Phone: +44 (0)1492 592248

Conwy Tourist Information Office
Shop next to Conwy Station.



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Road: Conwy is on the A457 and A55, at the northern edge of Snowdonia National Park, about 45 miles west of Chester and 19 miles east of the Menai Bridge and entrance to the Isle of Anglesey.
Rail: Conwy Rail Station.



Recent Local Panoramas

Plack point pebble beach
Plack point pebble beach / Penmon
Bryn Celli Ddu, Burial Chamber
Bryn Celli Ddu, Burial Chamber / Bryn Celli Ddu
Life belt
Life belt / Porth Dafarch
Up Y Cribin
Up Y Cribin / Snowdonia
Studio Geleri
Studio Geleri / Caernarfon
Above the reservoir
Above the reservoir / Snowdonia
Bodnant gardens - view down to the Dell
Bodnant gardens - view down to the Dell / Bodnant Gardens
Bodnant gardens - view of Bodnant Hall
Bodnant gardens - view of Bodnant Hall / Bodnant Gardens


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