It’s rare that there is so much to do in such a small town. Come visit Conwy and discover much more than just an ancient castle. Find stunning scenery, the smallest house in Britain, Bodnant Gardens and Conwy Mountain just to name a few.
Conwy Castle and Walls
Climb to the top of one of Conwy Castle's eight towers to get a stunning view over Conwy and the surrounding area. Investigate the inner and outer wards with their many rooms and explore the castle walls with their 21 towers that completely enclose Conwy town.
Smallest house in Britain
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.
This magnificent 16th century Plas Mawr 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 in this splendid Elizabethan house.
Bodnant Garden is one of Wales’ best gardens and a great place to relax and unwind. There are expansive lawns, intimate corners, grand ponds and impressive terraces, plus a steep wooded valley and stream to explore. The remarkable plant collections from all over the world are showcased in finest style.
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 that live on Conwy Mountain.
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 Mussel Museum, the Smallest House, and the RNLI boathouse, or simply stroll around, ice-cream in hand and take in the stunning views. If you love boat racing, check out the annual Conwy River Festival.
RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve
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 market and fun activities for kids.
The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art
The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is a centre of excellence for art in Wales. This wonderful 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.
Built in the 14th century, Aberconwy House 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 Ale House
Run by four local breweries, the 1920's built Albion Ale House showcases local beer and lager, and offers a cosy, relaxed atmosphere for its drinkers. There's no jukebox or TV to distract you from your pint and real ale purists will appreciate the numerous CAMRA awards.