Conwy, situated in the County of Conwy and well known for its spectacular castle and walled surroundings is a popular choice for tourists.
The town, encapsulated inside a 1.3 kilometre (0.81 miles) long wall, which includes 21 towers and three gatehouses, has a population of around 4,065 people.
It has a deep history trailing back to before the 1200’s, and is home to many attractions. Visitors to Conwy can enjoy a walk along the quayside, visiting one of the waterfront bars, or pay a visit to the Smallest House in Britain.
The view across Conwy Quay gives you uninterrupted views right across the River Conwy to Deganwy.
On approach to the town from the west, you will pass over Conwy Suspension Bridge, built in 1826 by Thomas Telford. Running directly adjacent to the bridge is the North Wales Coast railway line.
Upon entering the town, visitors are met with the medieval Conwy Castle, a popular spot for tourists visiting Conwy and nearby areas.
On the quay you can also find out more about Conwy’s famous mussel industry. Here many traditions have not changed. In season you can try local hand raked shellfish. A must-do if you’re a food lover, is the annual Food Festival in Conwy, which is one of Wales’s largest food festivals and usually takes place in October.
Conwy town is easily accessible, whether you are travelling by car, public transport, walking or cycling. By car, exit the A55 at J18 and head towards Llandudno, go past the retail park and follow the signs for Conwy.
For public transport, although Conwy does have a train station it is not a main stop on the line. You will need to change at Llandudno Junction and inform the guard that you wish to alight in Conwy.
Walkers and Cyclists can follow one of the many routes into the town, from the west you will enter the town under an archway in the castle walls, from the east you’ll enter via the suspension bridge.
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