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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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  • Beautiful castle of Conwy, even being demolished. If the day is sunny a visit is perfect. Not be exactly is price but less than 25 pounds is. The city does not have much to do then, but the castle is worth a lot.
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  • I love nothing more than to wander around a castle. Conwy is fantastic due to its size, backdrop and state of preservation. However, compared to other castles I have visited during school holidays, th...  more »
  • Me and my husband visited the castle on Sunday 11th February. It was a windy day with lots of hail and the castle is, of course, outdoors! The weather didn't ruin our experience though. It was just un...  more »
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  • Right away let me tell you that I haven't been inside the Castle. The reason for the 5 stars is that it looks magnificent just from the outside! H and I had a morning ambling around Conwy - an absolutely beautiful little town - and wherever we walked we could see the Castle presiding over the town. We'll be checking our calendar for a return trip to Conwy and a real Castle visit.
  • So, we decided to travel 1,5 hours to see this castle. From outside it looked gorgeous and a must see attraction. But... first of all the staff was fairly nice and friendly. But the most disappointing thing was the castle itself. We’ve been visited lots of them, but this one is nearly nothing to see. There are no medieval equipment such as swords or pictures, no decoration at all. The only good thing was the fireplace with projected flames but that’s all. Most of the castle is blocked, as a visitor you can’t go through several gates. There all no walls, no rooms. At least they could have tried to bring back medieval times with some sort of decoration, but again: nothing. Few chambers, spiral stairs and that’s all. It took us 15 minutes to go through everything and for almos £10/ person it is just ridiculous. There is no attempt at all to create a magical, medieval atmosphere. I wouldn’t recommend it.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful castle - well worth the visit and entrance fee. Parking easy enough close to the grounds, small fee. Walked through the castle with the on premises guides only, and there was enough information to explore and learn. Incredible views - total time spent 90 minutes.
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Conwy

You'll find a good number of small, family-run bed and breakfasts in Conwy. Some particularly fine buildings house luxury hotels, and many of the pubs serve as inns, with just a handful of rooms located upstairs. Campgrounds and caravan parks lie just south of the town, easily reached by taxi from the town center, or a decent, hilly walk across the countryside.
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