Travelling around Conwy
Sitting in the shadow of Conwy Castle, this walled market town is bursting with history and exciting things to both see and do. The castle itself has stood since the 1200s, and was built as part of Edward I of England’s conquest of Wales.
Since then, things in Wales have settled down a bit. Those visiting will be bowled over once they see this majestic town, which sits peacefully on the north coast of Wales.
Conwy can be found within the Conwy County Borough and is well served by public transport. Arriva bus services operate regularly to and from the area, providing connections to Bangor, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, amongst others.
Exploring the castle and town walls is the first thing you need to do when visiting Conwy. Standing for hundreds of years, they dominate the entire landscape. Bask in the medieval atmosphere, which gives you an authentic feel of what it was like to wander around during an area that time has all but forgotten.
Opposite the castle, you’ll find the suspension bridge and toll house. Restored to how it would have looked a century ago, this elegantly designed architectural marvel was still in use up until the 1950s. Then there’s a selection of interesting houses you simply have to see. Plas Mawr is the best-preserved Elizabethan townhouse in Britain and was built between 1576 and 1585. Then there’s Aberconwy House, a 14th-century merchant house, which has stood the test of time. Finally, there’s the smallest house in Great Britain, as recognised by The Guinness Book of Records.
If you want a little adventure with your history, you could try one of the many activities in and around the area. These include boom sailing, powerboat, power cruising and sail cruising courses, alongside Green Dragon activities, like mountain biking, hiking and white water rafting to name but a few.