Conwy Town is a delightful North Wales destination, renowned for its medieval castle and well-preserved city walls. It has a scenic harbour and stands on the estuary of the River Conwy. The magnificent natural beauty of the Snowdonia National Park can be explored from a cosy holiday home in Conwy. The bustling town welcomes visitors with its ancient architecture, small shops, taverns and cafés.
As the city walls are almost completely intact, it is possible to walk the circuit between Uppergate Street and Berry Street, but in places you need a good head for heights. The circuit is less than a mile long and includes 22 watchtowers. The walls are among the finest in the world.
North Wales is ideal for outdoor activities from walking and climbing in Snowdonia National Park to long bracing walks along the sandy beaches. Boat trips, fishing, kayaking, orienteering and mountain biking can also be enjoyed. The area has several golf clubs including Caernarvonshire Golf Club in Conwy and Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club about 4 miles from your Conwy holiday cottage rental. Boat Trips
There are a host of boat trips offered from the harbour to go fishing or just to enjoy the views. Boat trips also sail up the river past the fine marinas to Great Orme’s Head as well as to the lovely Conwy Valley.
The splendid Conwy Castle is one of the most impressive and complete examples of medieval military architecture. Visitors will enjoy the spectacular views from the parapets of the estuary and foothills of Snowdonia.
One “must-see” in Conwy is the cute red house on the quayside, certified as the smallest house in Britain. With a door and two windows it is all in miniature and you will need to duck your head to get in. It measures just 6 feet wide and was built as a fisherman’s cottage. Close by is Aberconwy House, a 14th century merchant’s house, thought to be the oldest townhouse in Wales.
Designed and built by Thomas Telford, the bridge dates back to 1826. The river was previously crossed by ferry and the toll-keeper’s house has been restored and furnished for visitors as it would have been in the early 19th century.
Conwy enjoys a temperate climate with mild winters which rarely drop below freezing and warm summers. The average highs in August are 65°F (18°C). Due to its location on the west coast of Britain it gets plenty of rainfall, particularly on the mountains.
Conwy is very easy to drive to. The nearby A55 runs along the scenic North Wales coast and connects with the M56 and the M6 giving access to all parts of the UK. Conwy also has its own railway station just ½ a mile from the town centre and the major Llandudno junction is only a mile away from your Conwy Town holiday rental.