Conwy Travel Guide

The small walled town of Conwy can be found on the coast of the northern part of Wales and is steeped in rich history and culture. Conwy boasts a number of impressive historical attractions for visitors to enjoy as well as a good range of amenities. This charming town is also the gateway to several of the area’s most scenic spots such as the Island of Anglesey and Snowdonia.

Things to see and do in Conwy

Conwy Castle – Conwy, Wales

The Conwy castle in Wales.

Dating back to the 13th century, Conwy Castle can be found at the mouth of a pretty tidal inlet and commands stunning coastal views from its battlements. Tours are available of Conwy Castle throughout the year and offer an interesting insight into the history and culture of this part of Wales.

The pretty Marina Walk runs along the riverfront of Conwy and takes around fifteen minutes to complete. The riverfront is lined with shops selling freshly caught seafood such as mussels, while there is a traditional pub here where visitors can sit and gaze out at the marina, while watching the fishing boats come in with the catch of the day is another experience that should not be missed.

People who want to spend a few hours unwinding and soaking up the sun should head to the golden sands of Conwy Beach. In addition to providing plenty of space to spread out and unwind for a while, the sand is lapped by cool and clear waters where visitors can take part in a range of different types of water sports and equipment is available to hire from a number of local companies.

Quay House – Conwy, Wales

View of Quay House, Conwy, the Smallest House in Great Britain. The house is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, North Wales. A lady dressed in welsh costume can be seen outside the house taking an admission fee from a man and woman.

Taking a boat tour along Conwy River is the perfect way to view the town in style. boat tours take around half an hour and visitors will have the chance to slowly glide past some of the town’s most famous landmarks and take photographs to commemorate the occasion along the way.

Conwy’s original town walls are still standing in all their glory and surround the most historic part of the town. A collection of 22 towers have been built into the walls and visitors can climb to the top of the towers of their choice to take in panoramic views as well as plenty of photographs.

Climate conditions

It can be rather chilly in and around Conwy and the winter months especially are rather cold and damp. However, there are plenty of warm and sunny days to enjoy during the summer, with August typically being the hottest and driest month of the year.