Plas Mawr

Accredited Attraction - Wales
  • Plas Mawr

    Plas Mawr

  • Plas Mawr

    Plas Mawr

  • Plas Mawr

    Plas Mawr

  • Plas Mawr

    Plas Mawr

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.

If wealth was measured in style, then this well-travelled Welsh gentleman was absolutely fabulously wealthy.

While not available in Wynn’s day, you can now take advantage of multi-sensory displays to delve deeper into Plas Mawr’s history. We positively encourage you to be hands-on with our touch-screen technology!

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


Artist in residence

Local Artist Wendy Couling will be working at Plas Mawr, Conwy, throughout August as an Artist in Residence. Wendy will be taking inspiration from the Tudor mansion, located on Conwy’s historic High Street, creating artwork, speaking to visitors to the house and researching the site’s history.  

Wendy will be on site from 5 to 29 August on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Events at Plas Mawr

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Current times and prices

Dates
1 April - 30 September 2014

Times

Daily 9.00am - 5.00pm

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

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Facilities and information

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

Postcode LL32 8DE

Car Road Conwy via A55 or B5106.

Rail Rail 2km/1.3mls 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.