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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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  • Great castle with amazing views! Only negative thing could be we wished there were more information signs saying what room we were standing in etc.  more »
  • Whilst on our holiday we decided to visit Conwy Castle. The castle is a good one to visit in Wales apparently being the only ever completed one. Fantasic views from every angle, my only complaint is t...  more »
  • Great castle with loads still in tact and well worth a visit for a couple of hours with the family. Great views of the harbour and countryside from the towers.  more »
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  • This is such an amazing castle. We visited it as a couple, my wife and I, and had such a great time exploring all the nooks and crannies of this old castle. Some of the views are breathtaking, as well as some of the climbs up the stairs. We recommend giving yourself about 2 to 3 hours to explore and read all of the information on the placards. We wish we could’ve spent more time walking the castle walls and exploring more of the city outside of the castle.
  • Well did we laugh when we came here. It was full of historical knowledge and well maintained but on the downside wasn't made for young babies in prams really. You must take a sling or carry your baby round as there are quite steep steps. The views from the top are amazing and it's such a picturesque town. They have a fun activity for young children to do. I would have liked to have seen more staff around the grounds and maybe some role playing actors for the kids. A great day out if you are visiting the surrounding area too.
  • loved this castle! parking for 10hrs was 3.50£ and was only a 5to10 minutes walk from the entrance of the castle and easy access to the town or self...win win! family of 6 price was reasonable and a free map/leaflet given. plenty of walking around and info on boards and the kids loved the little clue hunting thing that was given for free too (free badge given at the end too!) defiantly worth s visit and I would go back again in a few years. there is a coffee shop just out side entrance to the castle that doubles up as a souvenir shop also.
  • Fair priced entry, well maintained grounds/area. Views from the castle towers are wonderful, and there's access to each tower which is fun. Recommend going on a dry day as there aren't any under cover areas. There is a small shop where you purchase entry, with some free to use toilets. The car park I used was pay and display but only £3 for the day, and only a little walk from the main castle.
  • Really lovely castle with great views across the surrounding area. The admission is very reasonable and there is lots to see. It's nice to be able to go up all of the towers for panoramic views. As the castle is open air, it would be advisable to visit on a dry day for the best experience.
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