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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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Amazing place to visit

We visited on a fine sunny day & the views were great. The castle is in good condition & you get plenty of access to the ramparts. The towers are in good condition but wear good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited on a fine sunny day & the views were great. The castle is in good condition & you get plenty of access to the ramparts. The towers are in good condition but wear good shoes as the old stairs are small & dark but ropes are provided to help you up & down. Leave enough time to visit... More 

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Mansfield, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Once you pass the bridge to Conwy Castle, you have to navigate a pretty close gateway on the left of the roundabout to get to parking. Sometimes in off peak, you can get a spot close to the entrance. The castle is awesome, especially if you have a good imagination and like history. Great views from the towers, and interesting... More 

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Godalming
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42 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went here with my son on a trip to North Wales and can really recommend to this quite incredible castle. It is stunning and it is also amazing to discover that it was built in four years in the thirteenth century. The town is also extremely quaint.

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the medieval castle in Conwy in mid-October. The approach to the site from the A55 is quite striking. The walls and towers are in excellent condition, making the entire castle very accessible. The upper ramparts provide fantastic views of the inner castle rooms, Conwy town, the countryside and river front. Well worth a stop.

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Holywell,Flintshire
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Enjoyed another visit to this fantastic English castle. They don't make them like this anymore! Well done CADW for looking after it. What a draw it is for the lovely town of Conwy! Visited on St David's Day and saw display of owls, medieval weapons and costumes. Great atmosphere. Brilliant views of the town, walls, and estuary.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a great castle to walk round.... The whole castle is accessible, even though it is a bit of a ruin. Definitely amazing views from the top walk ways.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Seen the castle many times while been working travelling up and down the A55, decided to visit in march on the wrong day, as you drive towards the castle with its high walls must of been great and scary in its time of use, a must visit but first lunch fish & chips, back to castle after filling up, sorry... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Amazing castle with awesome views and unrestricted access to the walls and towers. I am, however, miffed at the complete lack of written information and description around this castle. A few well place boards with information on describing the castle and people who lived there would have been really good. As it is you will come away only just knowing... More 

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Australia
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39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Scenic location and fantastic condition, this castle is up there with the best. Plenty of towers to climb with fantastic views. Some good installations and points of interest around the site. I have visited this castle a number of times and would definitely visit again given the opportunity. Great for the kids or just sight seeing in general.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited Conwy castle with a friend last week. The view was simply breath taking and the entire structure is well kept so we've been able to wander around place safely. There was some medieval music in some rooms and a lot of interesting info on each room. Definitely worth it to go!

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