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Smallest House in Britain

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The Smallest House in Great Britain is a one up, one down cottage measuring just 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Built as an infill between two rows of cottages, it was lived in until May 1900 when it was condemned as being unfit for human habitation. The last tenant was a 6' 3" fisherman called Robert Jones. Quirkily, the owner at the time was another Robert Jones, who, in a bid to save the cottage toured the country with the editor of the local newspaper measuring every other small house to confirm that it was, indeed, the smallest house in the country. The Smallest House is still in the hands of Robert Jones' family
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Travellingdogmam
United Kingdom420 contributions
Aug 2022
As we were in Conwy we visited this property.
The history of this house is very interesting and worth a quick visit to see how someone actually lived in there. It cost very little to get in.
The only criticism is that the lady that came to open up did not pay any attention to her own queuing system and allowed people to jump the queue to get in. In order to prevent any ill feeling it may be advised to not chit chat with friends whilst also getting the place opened up. We visited on August 3rd.
Written August 6, 2022
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DW21
Wigan, UK71 contributions
Sep 2022
As the name suggests, the house is tiny! As such, looking around takes at most a couple of minutes. What made the visit interesting was the excellent brief history of the house and its prior occupants, given by the guide working at the house and letting people in. They were very knowledgeable and offered interesting facts on how the house came to be built, who lived here, and why it's survived to this day.

The price is very reasonable and is well worth getting a look at if you're in Conwy. Taller visitors should be careful not to bump their heads on the way in!
Written October 5, 2022
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK583 contributions
Sep 2021
Bizarrely, if you are on the bay front you cant miss this, although it is very small. There is a lady in historical dress for the period the house was apparently used so there is a small fee to go inside. It is worth a fun photo outside.
Written October 3, 2021
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32marmar
Chester, UK17 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Really cute little building, always wanted to go inside and this year we did! Access carefully managed by lovely lady dressed in Welsh national costume. She handled long queue professionally and cheerfully agreed to endless photographs with visitors whilst managing admission into the house and even selling nic nacs. She was a real asset to a quite quick tourist experience.
Coincidentally I saw her again this week on national TV when the house was featured and her personality shone through.
Would suggest there could be a little more info on the history of the house and it's occupants, maybe to read whilst queuing
Written October 31, 2021
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David B
86 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
If you’re visiting Conwy definitely visit this place. Quaint little house at the harbour. It costs 1.50 for an adult and 1.00 for a child. There’s a small queue outside and a very friendly informative tour guide outside with a few souvenirs. You are only in there about 3 minutes with nowhere to walk just a small ladder to the upstairs to pop your head up ( similar to a loft hatch). It’s really fascinating to see this bit of history.
Written June 5, 2022
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Emily B
37 contributions
Sep 2020
Interesting little house! Due to the virus, only one party was allowed in at a time, which really added to the experience. I could picture myself living in this tiny house (if there were some electricity!)

It's a shame that you couldn't properly go upstairs, and just had to look around from the steps, but I suppose this is due to the age of the house. Otherwise, it was nice how it was staged and furnished.

The looping voiceover had some fascinating facts about the building, as did the information on the wall.

All in all it was a short but interesting diversion, and I felt it was good value. We were not hurried out and the attendant was friendly.
Written October 2, 2020
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Timtom124
Manchester, UK311 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Worth seeing and worth going in, once you’ve visited you won’t need to visit again though. Quite amazing someone once lived in the house. Price wise is reasonable, only W few can get in at a time
Written July 4, 2022
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carole s
Chester, UK65 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
I have visited the smallest house many, many times over the years, We visit Conwy often, as it’s not far from us. The reason I’m doing this review, is in response to a couple of negative reports. Well it’s £1 to go in. bargain. Yes it’s tiny but that’s why it’s such an iconic building. Thousands of people have walked up the narrow staircase to look into the tiny bedroom, and looked at the old pictures on the walls. You queue up outside and wait your turn to go in. The ladies in welsh dress take your £1 and take a picture of you before you enter. The house brings lots of visitors to the Waterside, who the. In turn, eat, drink, and spend money. Conwy is a lovely place to visit.
Written February 29, 2020
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phil v
Essex, UK715 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Arrive a bit early as the lady was just setting up, she saw us waiting so said we could go in, what a tiny space how the he'll anybody lived there is beyond me.
The lady then told us the story of the house and who lived there very interesting.
Well worth the money.
Written August 4, 2022
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NLB07
Croydon, UK93 contributions
Oct 2021
This cost £2.50 to enter which while it's only a few minutes is worth it to have a little look at a house that was lived in until pretty recently. There is a mini piece of audio on a loop you get to hear in the time it takes to look downstairs and upstairs, then afterwards the lady offered to take our pictures and gave tips on where to stand for the best photos etc. Lovely little place, located on the waterfront, unmissable given it's bright red in a row of otherwise white buildings. Public loos are just a couple of hundred meters away and opposite the house are a couple of take away vans for drinks, ice cream and hand crafted goods.
Written October 24, 2021
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