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Visit a remarkably well preserved Elizabethan-era townhouse at Plas Mawr, a "great hall" built in the 16th century for Welsh merchant Robert Wynn. Surrounded by the medieval town of Conwy and its 13th-century walls, admire this architectural gem's high, white walls and crow-stepped gables. Inside, take an audio tour to learn about the restoration of the house and the life of the Tudor gentry and their servants. View the original plasterwork and wooden wall paneling in seven of the house’s rooms. The restored furniture recreates the atmosphere of a 16th-century townhouse. To visit Plas Mawr and get the most from your holiday in Conwy, create itinerary details personal to you using our Conwy journey planning website .
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  • I visited Plas Mawr a few days ago with high expectations and really was disappointed. It's setting is amazing right in the heart of Conwy. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The...  more »
  • I lived in north Wales for 22 years, visiting Conwy infrequently and never knew Plas Mawr existed. What a waste of time, as it is a treasure. An Elizabethan house restored, but not overly so, gives a ...  more »
  • Take the audio guide. It is amazing in its depth. This is an utterly amazing place. The level of preservation, quality of displays and depth of explanation is...top notch. Clearly a place of community...  more »
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  • This establishment had a very well put together audio tour. You would get a handheld device. When you entered a room, you would point it at an IR emitter. The audio explaining that section would then play through the device. If you wanted to hear additional information, you would press a button. The tour was easy to follow and very informative. The house was nice as well. :)
  • Had an enjoyable visit to Plas Mawr. Very well preserved building with nice displays. Garden needed a tidy and a weed, but it has been very hot recently (though not when we visited). Audio guide was irritating and not very informative would have preferred a series of dry facts rather than the am-drams and mock tudor music blarring into my ears. Would have liked more information in the rooms themselves. Had fun learning about Tudor medicine/magic.
  • An afternoon well spent! Learnt so much on this visit! One of the best audio guides I’ve experienced and role played too! All in all, brilliant.
  • Plas Mawr is fantastic and a must-see when you visit Conwy. The audio tour takes you back in time. It's also fun for children.
  • I have visited here 5 times now over the last 4 years and love it. The audio guide is one of the best I have ever used, easy to use, easy to carry and contains so much information. We had a lot of fun dressing up in the Elizbethan costumes and taking photos. We are just so lucky this place has been so well preserved.
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