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Conwy Castle, Conwy

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Conwy Castle has everything you imagine a medieval castle would: massive defensive walls with round towers, fortified gateways, and a perch on a rocky outcropping next to a body of water. UNESCO recognizes the castle as one of Europe's best examples of military architecture from the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Take a self-guided tour and visit the great hall, private chambers, and chapel, then head to the top of one of the towers for views of the surrounding Welsh countryside, the River Conwy, and the Irish Sea. Interpretive signs throughout the site present its history. Disabled visitors receive free admission, but wheelchair access is confined to the visitor center. Use our Conwy visit planner to arrange your visit to Conwy Castle and other attractions in Conwy.
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  • Another great CADW castle. Amazing views of the town and estuary from the battlements. You can do an entire loop around the battlements which is unusual for a castle anywhere. The towers and rooms are...  more »
  • I came here as a child, and wanted my son to experience it, as we now live in Canada and he has never been in a castle. It was awesome walking the perimeter wall and seeing the sights of the town. The...  more »
  • This was a highlight of our trip, and we spent a great deal of time reading signs, climbing stairs, taking in a fantastic view, and exploring every crevice of the castle. I'm afraid of heights, but th...  more »
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  • Visited here for the day with my family while on holiday in North Wales. Not been here since I was a kid and while it's not the best castle I've visited, it is still a great place to visit and has a lot of history. Some great views were available from the highest towers in the castle. There was a folk story telling session while we were there. The story teller was called Eric Madden and he has a book of folk tales published and was happy enough to sign a copy for us. Overall we had a nice visit.
  • Breath-taking. A rare opportunity to see a castle from so many angles, including from the top looking into the floor plan. Creative artistry augments the intense history of the place. This is where Richard II was deposed. The town is walled - 30 minutes walk - and boasts the smallest house in Britain. Gift shops, galleries, food - The whole place is simply magical.
  • I love this place! This was the 2nd time I have visited. 1 day in Conwy is not enough. Such a pretty town and lovely views from the towers! Absolutely stunning! Reasonably priced too! Main concern is for young children. You do need to keep a close eye on as some areas they could fall through. Other than that it's a great morning/afternoon out for everybody.
  • The castle ruins were so tidy and there was lots of nooks and crannies to explore. It had awesome views from the walls or from any tower top. I love that you had a choice of several towers you could climb. It is a matter of courtesy to stop and share stairways ,as well as being cautious while ascending or descending. Enjoyed it so much that I could do it again.
  • Really enjoyed our visit to Conwy Castle. Staff were friendly, the building itself is amazing! The views from the towers are incredible. The walls are in excellent condition so mostly accessible to the public. If you have kids download the CADW app and they can hunt dragons!

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