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Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle Review

Of all Edward I's Welsh strongholds, it is perhaps Conwy Castle that best preserves a sheer sense of power and dominance. The eight large round towers and tall curtain wall, set on a rocky promontory, provide sweeping views of the area and the town walls. Although the castle is roofless (and floorless in places), the signage does a pretty good job of helping you visualize how rooms such as the Great Hall must once have looked. Conwy Castle can be approached on foot by a dramatic suspension bridge completed in 1828; engineer Thomas Telford designed the bridge with turrets to blend in with the fortress's presence.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rose Hill St., Conwy, LL32 8LD | Map It
  • Phone: 01492/592358
  • Cost: £5
  • Hours: Mar.–Jun., Sept. and Oct., daily 9:30–5; Jul. and Aug., daily 9:30–6; Nov.–Feb., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 11–4; last admission 30 min before closing.
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  • Location: Porthmadog
Updated: 06-10-2013

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