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“A hidden gem”
Review of Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr
Ranked #1 of 40 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 May 20, 2013

I found this by chance, so possibly could do with clearer advertising. This Elizabethan house is full of surprises and well worth a visit. Full of history and lots of information. Use the audio guide. 5* attraction.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We were lucky enough to have a view from our cottage of Plas Mawr and we certainly weren't disappointed when we visited the house. The audio tour definitely made it more interesting and gave us a better understanding of the house. The house was much larger than expected and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Conwy

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Plas Mawr is a great stop in Conwy. The Welsh heritage department (CADW) keeps the house up very well. The audio guide (included in the low admission fee) is lengthy, but it's very engaging and well-done. Several volunteers were there during our visit, and they did a wonderful job of explaining the many Elizabethan era tools and implements. The views from the house tower are well worth the climb!

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Plas Mawr is a fantastically preserved Edwardian home in the middle of Conwy. There is an audio guide that while a little corny at first is actually incredibly interesting and provides you with a great background about the house and the family who lived there, in a very non-traditional way! Four stars-- you must visit if you're in Conwy!

Thank E-ETravel
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We took an hour or so to visit Plas Mawr on our recent visit to Conwy. It was reccomended to us by the owner of the b and b where we stayed. We had not planned on visiting this sute, but were quite happy we did. They have done a wonderful job of restoring this home, and one gets the impression the family has just stepped out leaving all as it was hundreds of years ago.

The staff was helpful and informative, the plas very interesting. Well worth the short time needed to tour it. While I would be unlikely to travel to Conwy to visit Plas Mawr alone, if you are nearby, stop in.

Thank Katieydid2
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