The Conwy Area

The quaint walled town of Conwy (Conway in English) is steeped in history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site bounded by river, sea and mountains, of exceptional natural beauty.

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Conwy town, in county Conwy, North Wales sits on the Conwy River near the estuary into the Irish Sea and is bounded to the south by The Snowdonia National Park. The town is dominated by its thirteenth century castle and walls built in 1283 by King Edward-I during his battles with the Welsh. A statue of Wales’s celebrated warrior Llewellyn stands in the town’s main square.

The area offers numerous natural, man-made, historical and recreational opportunities and is well served by modern high quality facilities. Be it exploring the quaint little town’s castle, walls, medieval buildings, quay etc. or enjoying the natural beauty of the mountains, lakes, beaches, by car, bicycle, on foot or by boat. The area is served by an excellent transport system of trains and buses and an interesting network of roads, and cycle or walking paths. All trains from London, Manchester, Crew, Holyhead etc, stop at Llandudno Junction (1.3 miles), and some stop 200 yards from the cottage.

People come to Conwy to enjoy:-

• Conwy Castle & Town Walls c1283
• Plas Mawr Britain’s best preserved Elizabethan town house c1577.
• AbberCony 14th century merchants house.
• Conwy Quay: lively working and leisure quay, Mussel Museum, scenic boat trips, sea angling. crabbing, Smallest House in Britain, Liverpool Arms pub.
• Telford’s 1826 Suspension Bridge, Stephenson’s 1850 railway bridge
• Riverside Walk to Conwy Morfa; marina, The Beacons estuary walk, World War- 2 Mulberry Harbor prototype site memorial plaque.
• Sandy beaches, at Conwy Morfa (1.5 mile), Penmaenmawr (3 miles), Llandudno (3 miles).
• Bodlondeb Park and Wood, free children’s playground, tennis, cricket and soccer pitches, new Culture Centre library and cafe.
• Conwy Folk Club meet every Monday evening
• Royal Cambrian Academy Art Gallery in Crown Lane
• Restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, fine old building etc
• Caernarvonshire Golf Club at Conwy Morfa (1.5 miles)
• Horse Riding at Pinewood Stables on Syant Pass Road.
• Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre near Sychnant Pass
• RSPB Nature Reserve walks and Café at J18 on A55 road (3.5 miles)
• Bodnant Garden. World famous garden and cafe (6 miles)
• Venue Cymru Llandudno theatre/convention centre.
• Multiplex Cinema Llandudno Junction (1 mile)
• Snowdonia National Park; mountains, lakes, beaches, scenic drives, walks, climbs, narrow gauge train rides. etc