Conwy Town is one of the finest examples of a medieval walled town in Europe. The town began to take shape when King Edward I built the castle between 1283 and 1289 as one of his main fortresses in North Wales.
The castle walls which encircle the town and stretch for more than a mile are protected by twenty two towers and Conwy Castle and town walls are a World Heritage Site.
Within the walls stand many beautiful old houses which have been painstakingly restored and are now some of the finest examples of medieval houses in existence. Plas Mawr was the fifteenth century home of a wealthy merchant and stands proud in the centre of Conwy Town. Aberconwy house is another fine example of a 13th century medieval home and is the oldest house in Conwy.
The oldest building within the walls of Conwy is St. Mary’s Church which was built on the site of the original Cistercian Monastery, Aberconwy Abbey, which was built in 1189.
Local attractions near The Town House, Conwy
Conwy Castle, Conwy. The castle was built by the English monarch Edward I as part of his ‘iron ring’ of castles. For more information, visit http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/conwycastle/?lang=en
Plas Mawr, Conwy. The finest surviving Elizabethan town house in Britain. For more information, visit http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/plasmawr/?lang=en
Aberconwy House, Conwy. A 14th century merchant house in the walled town of Conwy. For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aberconwy-house/
Conwy Valley Railway. A beautifully scenic stretch of railway from the coast to the heart of the mountains. For more information, visit www.conwy.gov.uk/cvr
Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn – Stunning gardens overlooking the Conwy Valley. For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden/
Trefriw Woollen Mills – Trefriw – Woollen mills with mill shop. For more information, visit www.t-w-m.co.uk
Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed. Spectacular world famous waterfall. For more information, visit www.betws-y-coed.com/swallow.html