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!
For more information on things to do and see in the area visit www.attractionsofsnowdonia.com
29 March - 30 September 2013
Tuesday to Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Closed on Mondays except Bank Holidays
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Adult - £5.75
Family - £17.25*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.35
Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free
*Admits 2 adults and all children under 16
Postcode LL32 8DE
Road Conwy via A55 or B5106.
Rail 2km/1.3mls Llandudno Junction or 0.6km/0.4mls Conwy Station, on the Crewe-Llandudno Junction/Holyhead route.
Bus 200m/220yards, route No 5, Caernarfon-Conwy/Llandudno
Bike NCN Route No.5 (150m/164yards).
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.