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Conwy Castle

Address: Rosehill Street | Conwy, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park LL32 8AY, Wales
Phone Number: 44 1492 592358
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Conwy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Built in the late 13th century and reputed to be haunted by a past resident, this picturesque...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Conwy Castle is impressive from afar, lit up at night so that it is silhouetted against the sky and you could be back in the era of Edward 1st. Visit it and you cannot but be impressed, The views over the harbour and estuary are magic.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great views if you climb to the top of one of the towers! Good historical site. There is also a free walk on the walls that go all the way around the town. Would recommend for explorers.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently visited Conwy Castle and, following a warm welcome at the Visitor Centre, spent a very interesting couple of hours exploring the walls and high towers of this extremely impressive site, which is juxtaposed with a number of similarly impressive, more modern, engineering feats. Any visit here would benefit from good weather, with some spectacular views being on offer.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

a wonderful gem people need to keep going and supporting our heritage its nice to see this castle still standing

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Darwin, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Overall not too expensive for what you get to see inside- but only if you like climbing up and around everything to see what is around the castle. Perhaps not a balanced and representative overview of the castle's history, but enjoyable all the same. The wall outside is great (and free to walk around), and there are wonderful views of... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

we got in for half price as we are members of English Heritage. Got there about midday on Thursday and it was very quiet. The lady at the ticket desk was not very friendly and we didnt even get a smile. The castle was well maintained with lots of climbing up and down the towers..we climbed the walls first and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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54 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Visited numerous times and always a joy. Well worth climbing the walls and towers to get a great view of the area. Enjoy........

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Conwy Castle is one of the Castles established by the English in Wales during the Medieval Times. Standing mightily overlooking River Conwy, it is one of the must-see buildings when you visit Wales!

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George Town, Malaysia
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29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is an amazing medieval castle, a must see for all those interested in medieval history and literature, to walk in this place and wonder how life used to be like in such castles at that time.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Fascinating history of one of the most picturesque medieval castles in the vicinity. It's worth climbing to the top of one of the towers for the spectacular view of River Conwy, however it's not for the faint-hearted! Also check it's worth your while to purchase the combined ticket to see Plas Mawr also in town.

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