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“Excellent value for money”
Review of Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Conwy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age. The Elizabethan era. A golden age? Think Renaissance and Shakespeare. Think Plas Mawr. An Elizabethan gem worth its weight in gold. The finest town house of its period in Britain. Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. He also liked entertaining. Lavishly. Behold his finest hour, a grand house built between 1576 and 1585 in the heart of medieval Conwy’s narrow cobbled streets. A house which more than matched his grandiose ambitions. Particularly exquisite is the ornamental plasterwork in the hall, now repainted in vivid original colours. There’s not an inch that doesn’t impress, from plasterwork ceilings to friezes and skilful carpentry. Look out for the initials ‘RW’ on various crests and coats of arms, lest you forget the master of the mansion and payer of all bills.
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Very good value for money - the film/video given regarding its restoration is excellent. If you do visit, take advantage of the free audio tour sets - they give a vast amount of information.

Thank Liz D
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This house is an absolute gem. Do not miss it! It is like stepping into a timewarp, there is an informative audio guide and lots of artefacts on display. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Really loved our visit here.
Did not know about it until we went to Conwy Castle and they offered us a reduced rate to visit Plas Mawr too. So glad we went. It was very interesting and lovely to see an Elizabethan property so well preserved.

Thank AZV
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Can't remember now. Oldest Medieval / Elizabethan House in Britain. Certainly one of the very oldest at least! A merchants house if I remember correctly and well worth seeing "how the other half lived!"

Thank no1pinkpanther
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This was an amazing site. This Elizabethan town house is fascinating because they have researched the family that lived here and have it set up as it was in their day. You use an audio tour that has the people of the household of that time explain how things worked. The kitchen even has real food on the counters to be prepared and all the herbs hanging and bowls of spices so you can even smell what it was like. If you like learning about that period you will love this. Even if you don't, you will be interested in learning about their brewing area and other things I've never seen before. One of the best things on our month-long UK trip.

Thank huntejk
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