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Review of Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr
Ranked #1 of 35 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 3, 2013

This historic Elizabethan house was thoughtfully arranged to look like it might have looked at the time and the audio tour was set up so you could hear as little or as much as you like. I forget the price but it was reasonable.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We purchased our Castle Conwy ticket along with passage to Plas Mawr. So glad we toured both while in Conwy. A beautifully preserved home. We listened to the audio tour as well as asked questions of the docents attending the home. Very interesting!

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

What a stunning house, and right in the middle of town. Take advantage of the audio tour; it brings the place to life.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This house has been restored as closely as possibe to the late 1500's when it was built. The narration voices represent various inhabitants at the time, owners and servants, giving a realistic feel to how the household was run.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

A joint ticket with Conwy Castle is well worth the money and Plas Mawr is by far the better value for money despite both properties being run by CADW. An excellent audio guide takes you through each room and is very informative and helpful staff are located throughout the property. This enables you to get a real sense of the history of the property and family that lived there.

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