The town is crammed full of historic and cultural treasures, here are the places that top our Conwy list.
Aberconwy House; a timbered stone house constructed in the 14th Century for a medieval merchant and remarkably, has survived the turbulent history of Conwy over almost six centuries. The property now owned and managed by the National Trust, shows daily life from different periods in it’s history.
Bodlondeb Park; originally the residence of Victorian benefactor Albert Wood the Park is just a minutes stroll from the town walls. Inside the park there is an ancient woodland, which the kids love to explore, as well as tennis courts, play field and park.
Conwy Castle and Walls; built in 1277 for Edward I Conwy Castle is reputed to be one of the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. Spectacular views of the mountains, sea and of course the castle can be had by strolling along the tops of the ancient walls, which encircle the town.
Mussel Fishery; open from September until April you can buy wild mussels hand raked daily from the river Conwy. The story of this ancient industry dates back centuries and is told at the the fishery located by the quayside.
Plas Mawr; an Elizabethan townhouse built by Robert Wynn in 1576 a wealthy merchant and member of the local gentry. Reputed to be one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in existence today.
Royal Cambrian Academy of Art; is an artist led organization of Wales established in 1881 with over 100 artist members today. The centre in Conwy presents up to nine exhibitions every year of artists living and working in Wales.
Local Artists; In the town you will also find work of local artists at the Potters Gallery a cooperative of North Wales Potters exhibiting ceramics produced by twenty regional makers. Or visit the Harbour Gallery also on the high street which holds dedicated exhibitions and workshops through the year.
St Marys and All Saints Church stands on the site of a Cistercian Abbey dating to 1185. It was founded by, Prince of Gwynedd, Gruffudd ap Cynan.
The Conwy Tourist Information Centre can be found in the red brick building on Rosehill Street and holds details on all places to visit and things to do in Conwy and North Wales, they can be contacted on; 01492 592248.