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Conwy Castle (Conwy)
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Conwy Castle (Conwy)
Advantages: Much more to Conwy than just a magnificant castle.
Access by A55 and B5106.
On approaching Conwy you can not fail to be impressed by the magnificant castle, as it dominates the town. It was built as one of the key fortresses between 1283 and 1289 by Edward 1. Almost all of the hugh 8 towers and connecting walls are intact and the castle is accessible and well preserved. The views from the battlements are super, looking out towards the mountains and sea. Flood lights focused on the castle at night give it a very impressive, if not a spectacular sight.
Open daily, but the times vary throughout the year
1st April - 31 May 9.30 am - 5.00pm
!st June - 30 Sept 9.30am - 6.00pm
1st Oct - 31 Oct 9.30am - 5.00pm
1st Nov - 31st March 9.30am - 4.00pm Mon to Sat and 11.00am - 4.00pm on Sundays.
Adults £4 Family Ticket £11.50 admits 2 adults and upto 3 children under 16 years.
However, Conwy has much more to offer than just the castle. It has a variety of shops, cafes and souvenir shops and many more places of interest to visit. For example:
Plas Mawr is a fantastic example of an Elizabethan town house noted for it fine decorative plaster work on the ceilings. This restored property reflects the wealth of the Tudors.
Also, Conway has the smallest house in Britain. This house only measures 3.05 m high and 1.8 m wide. It was originally built as a fisherman's cottage and can be found on the quaysidet. Apparently the last person to live in the house was 6 foot 3 inches!!!
Aberconwy House is a National Trust property. It is a 14th century merchants house and it has furnished rooms with an audio - visual presentation which shows the daily life from different periods in time.
Summary: A fantastic place to visit with plenty to see and do.
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