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Address: Rosehill Street | Conwy, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park LL32 8AY, Wales
Phone Number: 44 1492 592358
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Built in the late 13th century and reputed to be haunted by a past...
Built in the late 13th century and reputed to be haunted by a past resident, this picturesque castle was built for King Edward I and is a perfect example of the "concentric castle" design.
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Childhood memories re-lived never disappointed

I think I could quite easily live in Conwy - on the harbour front. I feel that this is where I belong. The castle is as imposing as ever with castle and perimeter walls a scourge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I think I could quite easily live in Conwy - on the harbour front. I feel that this is where I belong. The castle is as imposing as ever with castle and perimeter walls a scourge for anybody suffering from vertigo. The shops are varied and offer rival-istic opportunity for cheaper tea & cake in the tea rooms. I especially... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best castle ruins you are likely to see in the UK. Well preserved for its age (built in the 1200's). In one of the most beautiful settings you will find. Also most of the castle town walls are in tact and can be walked around. Lovely town, beach, and mountain views - spectacular!

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Kent
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Llandudno for 3 nights and ended up at the castle by accident. It really is spectacular. The views from every point are amazing, and it was surprisingly inexpensive. I wasn't brave enough to climb the stairs to the highest points, but it didn't matter too much. Not all of the castle felt completely safe, so if going... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The first you see of the castle is when driving along the road towards the town and it really is an impressive sight to behold. It is very big and completely dominates the town and in it's own way is a very attractive structure. Parking in Conwy is very cheap and close to the castle and when approaching it on... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting to visit such an ancient site. Wear good walking shoes because you can climb the towers. You can get a feel of how the castle dwellers may have felt living there. No roof, so bring rain gear if needed. Staff was very helpful.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Conwy Castle (Welsh: Castell Conwy) (English: Conway Castle) is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy, the combined defences cost around £15,000, a huge sum for the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place to spend a couple of hours at least. We did not have the time to see a lot of Welsh castles, but fortunately we had time to see Conwy. Well worth a visit.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The castle dominates the town of Conwy and looks magnificent. The castle is ruined inside but it is possible to climb the towers and walk the upper walls. There are information boards and a guide book is available to buy. The information provided gives you a great insight into the history and use of the castle. The best thing about... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The castle is a lovely place to visit with information throughout the site adding to the experience. Not for those with limited mobility due to the uneven ground and numerous stairs if you wish to take in the whole castle - wheelchair access is limited also which is a shame. Plenty to do and a visit to the Knights Shop... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place to visit go up the top of tower and look around at the view for miles look down at the passers by looking no bigger than ants. Once you have spent an hour or so looking round the castle take a walk along the town walls and then round the Conwy town look at the old buildings... More 

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