The visit to Conwy begins when you are crossing the bridge to approach the city from the west, and the castle, set by the water next to the bridge, suddenly appears. The town the castle guards is small, surrounded still by the thick stone walls that were built around it in the late 13th century as fortification. The small city of 14,000 people has all the stone buildings and narrow, steep streets that you want in a quaint Welsh town. Go on a sunny day and wear good walking shoes. If you are staying overnight, there are plenty of B&Bs to choose from. The one where we stayed, The Town House guest house, within sight of the castle, was very nice - clean and hospitable, with a good breakfast.