Home to a majestic, enormous castle, the historic pretty walled town, Conwy, on the North Wales Coast is steeped in culture and history. Stay in a lovingly restored town house within the town's walls or enjoy a cottage rental in the countryside alongside the estuary between Conwy and Caernarfon.
Of course, Conwy's the main attraction is its outstanding castle which is located at the edge of the town was part of Edward I’s attempts to create an ‘iron ring’ to contain Wales and the people within it. It is regarded as the most impressive of all of Edward’s ‘fortresses’. The views from the top of the eight towers are truly breath taking as you gaze out across the sea and back towards the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.
Conwy’s other great attribute is also visible from this grand height - the ring of wall surrounding the town It is three quarters of a mile long and consists of twenty-two towers guarding it – it is certainly one of the finest in the World.
In contrast to this, visit The Smallest House in Great Britain. It is a tiny, red National Trust Building that measures 1.8 metres wide by 3.06 metres high. It was once inhabited by a 6’3” fisherman until the council deemed it unsuitable to be lived in.
Conwy is a wonderful town, full of spirit and history waiting to be discovered. There's plenty to see further afield such as the wonderfully restored Victorian Resort of Llandudno where you can take a cable car ride to the top of the Great Orme, or take a steam train on the Welsh Highland Railway or to visit the old slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestinniog from the seaside town of Porthmadog. There's another magnificent castle to be discovered in nearby Caernarfon or take a day trip to visit Anglesey and its wonderful sandy and surfing beaches.