Conwy Suspension Bridge
Conwy Suspension Bridge
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Sandra C
Rugby, UK430 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
If you can appreciate engineering then these are something to go and see. Built in 1826 by Thomas Telford the suspension bridge it is a feat of construction and interesting to look at. On one side is Robert Stephenson's tubular rail bridge completed in 1849 and though nothing to look at again a feat away ahead of its time. There is no charge to walk across it. If you go into the castle you do get a lovely view from above.
Written January 22, 2020
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK5,089 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Conwy is famous for its three bridges - the suspension bridge, the tubular railway bridge and the 'modern' road bridge, built in 1958.

The suspension bridge was built by Thomas Telford betweern 1822–1826 at a cost of £51,000, to replace the dangerous ferry crossing. It was part of his A5 route for a mail coach road between Holyhead and Shrewsbury. It was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world and the end supporting towers were built to match the towers of the castle.

The bridge was closed to traffic when the new rtoad bridge was opened, but is open for pedestrians. At one end was the toll keepers cottage still with its list of tolls and small garden. Unfortunately this is currently closed.
Written April 15, 2023
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HeatSeeker
Wrexham, UK4,847 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
See the wrought iron chains which hold the bridge. It is one of the first suspension bridges in the Western world, and worth a visit. Just imagine what it was like putting those heavy chains into place without modern machinery!
The bridge is now part of a one way footpath, and so is always open, which is great news for visitors. Telford’s bridge is wide enough for 2 way traffic, but the modern road bridge has a narrow footpath, which is why the National Trust has generously allowed the public free access to the suspension bridge.
So walk out of Conwy on the modern bridge, and enjoy some great views of the castle and quay. Cross the road by the traffic lights and walk back over the historic bridge. Have a good look at the plants in the toll house garden, and watch out for the walk around the towers at both ends, which give you a good chance to admire the structure.
It doesn’t take long, but it’s a shame to miss such a historic bridge.
Written May 11, 2021
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK1,957 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a very worthwhile and fascinating 100 metres long suspension bridge across the Conwy river which you can easily access by a gate at the foot of Conwy castle's walls and exit via a gate at the other end. It was designed and constructed nearly 200 years ago by Thomas Telford, I was surprised to find that the suspension cables have been anchored into the walls and rock structure of Conwy castle. A wonder of early engineering, now maintained by the National Trust. It is free to enter and walk across.
Written November 26, 2021
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theatkinsons1
York, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous bridge. The architecture is stunning from all angles. We crossed it a few times whilst on holiday in North Wales and it never got boring. Just thinking about how it was built, the design and how its stood the test of time is amazing. What a feat of engineering....fabulous!!
Written February 20, 2020
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MarpleTraveller
Marple, UK1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Impressive suspension bridge situated between the road rail bridges carrying modern traffic. No interpretation or story boards available on site but interesting to stroll across. Access from the right side of the road just behind the castle.
Written March 23, 2024
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chrisjbentley1960
Shrewsbury, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Typical of alot of UK holiday locations nowadays, pleasant but in need of some investment to bring it back to life.....tired looking shops and buildings etc. Remember going many years ago and it seems to be a bit more "run down" than I recall. But this is no different than many UK holiday resorts, which I guess is why people go abroad so much!. We had an otherwise enjoyable week however nonetheless.
Written October 11, 2022
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Tanya9se
Wales23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Was recommended visiting here whilst visiting a house in town, they were closing in half an hour so rushed down. You won't need a lot of time, the walk won't take long to cross the bridge, and the old toll house is quite small also, but well worth a poke around.
The gentleman at the house was very informative and answered questions which was great. It was quite amazing to see the history really.
Free if you're a member of the National Trust!
Written September 29, 2014
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Jan760
Gretna, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We walked over the bridge I. The rain and also in the sunshine, better view in the sunshine. The grandchildren enjoyed walking over it.
Written August 17, 2019
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ShelleyKulle
Coquitlam, Canada313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We visited the castle first and then decided to walk over the suspension bridge - used to be a bridge for vehicles but now it's a pedestrian bridge maintained by the National trust. We were told at the castle there would be a toll gate with a nominal toll, but we didn't see one? There wasn't anyone else there so we got some nice pictures.
Written August 7, 2019
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