Conwy Castle

World Heritage Site en Accredited Attraction - Wales
  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle

  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle

  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle

  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle

  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle

Conwy's massive military strength springs from the rock on which it stands.

Built for Edward I, by Master James of St George, the castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. In a word, exceptional. You can’t fault it, from the grandeur of its high towers and curtain walls to its excellent state of preservation. An estimated £15,000 was spent building the castle, the largest sum Edward spent in such a short time on any of his Welsh castles between 1277 and 1307. Money well spent.

Two barbicans (fortified gateways), eight massive towers and a great bow-shaped hall all sit within its distinctive elongated shape, due in part to the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands. You won’t find Edward’s concentric ‘walls within walls’ here. They weren’t needed. The rock base was enough security in itself.

Some say it is the most magnificent of Edward I’s Welsh fortresses. To get the full picture, head for the battlements. Breathtaking views across mountains and sea.

If the outside impresses (and it will), wait until you go in. With an outer ward containing a great hall, chambers and kitchen, and a more secluded inner ward with private chambers and a royal chapel, it is very easy to imagine how Conwy functioned when the royal entourage were in town. 

This site is included in one of our guidebooks.  Visit our online shop to find out more.

Current times and prices

Dates
1 November 2014 - 28 February 2015

Times

Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

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Facilities and information

Baby changing Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Toilets
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Prices valid until 31 March 2015
  • Assistance dogs only
  • No smoking
  • A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility

 

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Directions

Postcode LL32 8AY

Car Road Conwy via A55 or B5106.

Rail Rail 2km/1.6mls Llandudno Junction or 0.6km/0.4mls Conwy Station, on the Crewe-Llandudno Junction/Holyhead route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.