Must do in Conwy

It’s rare that there is so much to do in such a small town, but head to here and you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do in Conwy. From ancient monuments to stunning scenery, we’ve picked 10 of the best to get you started.

  • Towers of Conwy Castle

    Towers of Conwy Castle, North Wales

     by ohefin

    Climb to the top of one Conwy castle’s 8 towers to get a stunning view of Conwy, and then explore the inner and outer wards with their many rooms. Or for free, explore the castle walls with their 21 towers that enclose Conwy town.

  • Smallest house in Great Britain, on Conwy Quay

    Britain's smallest house, Conwy, North Wales

    Known as the Quay House, this red painted one up one down measures only 3.05m x 1.83m (10 x 6ft) and was last lived in by Robert Jones who was 1.905m (6ft 3 inches) tall. Squeeze in and see what it would be like to live in Britain’s smallest house.

  • Victorian kitchen inside Plas Mawr house
    Plas Mawr kitchen, Conwy, North Wales

    This magnificent 16th century town house stands in the heart of Conwy on the High Street, and is said to be the finest standing houses of it’s era. See how wealthy merchant Robert Wynn lived and styled this splendid Elizabethan house.

  • View of gardens and scenery, Bodnant Gardens

    Bodnant Garden in autumn, Conwy, North Wales

     by Bryn Llewelyn B&B Betws-y-Coed

    With expansive lawns and intimate corners, grand ponds and impressive terraces, a steep wooded valley and stream, as well as remarkable plant collections from all over the world, Bodnant Garden is one of Wales’ best gardens and a great place to relax and unwind.

  • Shoppers browsing through the food selections at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in Conwy
    Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, Conwy by Johnny3

    Celebrating all that’s delicious about Welsh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, wine, cider and beer – among many other things – is this welcoming farm shop, tea room, restaurant and cookery school. There’s even cosy and smart farmhouse accommodation – perfect for anyone signing up for the Wine School.

  • Boats on river with Conwy Mountain in background
    Conwy Mountain, North Wales

    Drive over the Sychnant Pass, park up, and take a wander around a great network of paths and picturesque lakes. Visit the summit with its amazing views and Iron Age hillfort, or look out for a wide range of wildlife such as ravens and choughs.

  • Aberconwy House and Conwy Quay in background
    Boats at Conwy Quay, North Wales by Flawless!

    Conwy Marina and Quay is a great place to sit and watch the world go by, whether it’s with fish and chips from the wrapper, or a drink outside the Liverpool Arms. Take a look around the muscle museum, smallest house, RNLI boathouse, or simply take in the stunning views.

  • Heron about to take flight at the riverside, RSPB Conwy
    Heron in flight at RSPB Conwy, North Wales by Nathaniel3390

    With lots of wildlife to see, including birds of all shapes and sizes, Conwy Nature Reserve is a great place for the whole family. And there is usually an event of some description taking place too, from bird watching and guided walks, to farmer’s markets and fun activities for kids.

  • Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy
    The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy, North Wales by pluralzed

    A centre of excellence for art in Wales, this charity gallery aims to create enjoyment of visual art through a lively exhibition and education programme. The Harbour Gallery and Potters Gallery are also worth a peek too.

  • Bedroom in Aberconwy House, Conwy

    Bedroom in Aberconwy House, Conwy, North Wales by spectrefloat

    Built in the 14th century, this is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town over nearly six centuries. Pop along and absorb the character of this fascinating house with its wonky walls and uneven floors

  • The Albion pub in Conwy
    The Albion Pub, Conwy, North Wales by David Roberts

    Run by 4 local breweries this 1920’s pub showcases local beer and lager, and offers a cosy relaxed atmosphere for its drinkers. It was also named in the Guardian newspaper as one of the best pubs in the world. Cheers to the Great British pub!

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