One of the jewels of North Wales and a place that draws visitors by the thousands each year, Conwy is a quay town that is just a short drive away from Llandudno. It is mostly known for the Conwy Castle which encapsulates the whole town but this is just many attractions for visitors.
The town lies on the west bank of the river Conwy, about 1 mile up from the sea. The name is derived from the Welsh “cyn-wy” meaning “principal river,” and was once an important fortress town for battle in ancient times. Accessing Conwy is simple by traversing the suspension bridge which connects you closer to nearby motorways and train stations.
What is there to see and do?
Conwy has many attractions and activities, including:
A Walk around Conwy Castle
The Smallest House in Britain
Conwy Golf Club
Conwy Tourist Information Centre
Bodlondeb Woods Local Nature Reserve
Conwy Mussel Museum
The Albion Pub
Shopping in Conwy
Although small, Conwy still has plenty to offer for a good day out of shopping. To fit the style of the town itself, most of the shops in the centre are boutique and offer plenty of fascinating products that you won’t find anywhere else.
Events on in Conwy
Each year, the medieval town thrives and bustles when the Gwledd Conwy Feast rolls around and is huge draw with thousands turning up eager to tuck into the fine cuisine and ale each October. Each edition is bigger than the last and is one of the pinnacles for entertainment in the whole of North Wales.
Also on in Conwy is the annual Seed Fair: a firm favourite among botanically-minded locals. Be sure to check out the All Wales Boat Show and the Living History Weekend too.