The best things to do in Conwy

Conwy is a small medieval town in North Wales, which boasts a magnificent 13th-century castle in the heart of it. The settlement is surrounded by expanding Welsh countryside, with lush green fields, enchanting woodlands and wild river valleys never too far away. The town is perfectly picturesque, with the mighty mountains of Snowdonia providing a backdrop to rival even the most beautiful of film sets. The Quay hosts many amenities including cafes, restaurants and pubs for you to sit with a refreshing drink and the morning paper or a coffee to keep warm whilst you watch the world go by. There aren’t many places you can visit on holiday where you wake up just five minutes from a castle, but our holiday park in Conwy is one of them. Check out our holiday homes for sale, North Wales so you can regularly visit this beautiful town and take advantage of all that it has to offer. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite activities to do during your holiday here. Conwy Castle, near our holiday homes for sale, North WalesConwy Castle First and foremost, there’s the castle. One of Conwy’s most appealing attractions is open for you to explore, as you can climb one of the castle’s eight towers to get a stunning view of the town. This gritty and dark stoned fortress evokes an authentic atmosphere of what it would have been like in medieval times and has been described by a distinguished historian as ‘the most magnificent of Edward I’s Welsh fortresses’. The castle is of simple design in reflection of its robustness and the eight huge towers, the walls of which form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, an undeniably intimidating presence for any attackers of the time. A visit to the castle will allow you to fully appreciate the sheer beauty of the walled town and is guaranteed to leave you coming back for more. Conwy Mountain Wander the plethora of paths up and down Conwy Mountain, whilst appreciating the picturesque and postcard-worthy lakes that you pass enroute. After reaching the summit, enjoy a well-deserved rest as you catch your breath, before letting the views take it from you again. Spectacular scenery can be seen in every direction, as you feel on top of the world overlooking the town of Conwy. Check out the Iron Age hillfort, and as ever keep a keen eye out for any wildlife, particularly birds, that may be frequenting the area. Smallest House in Britain Conwy is home to the Quay House, which measures only 3.05m x 1.83m giving it the unquestionable title of the smallest house in Britain. The building was last lived in by Robert Jones, who stood at an impressive 6ft 3 himself. Squeeze in and imagine the everyday plight of a tall man living in a tiny home, for a fun day out for all the family. The Albion Ale House A 1920s pub, showcasing an extensive range of local beers and lagers whilst offering a cosy, relaxed and calm atmosphere for drinkers, whether local or visitors. The historic setting and architectural significance sets Albion Ale House aside from the rest, making it one of the most unique pubs in the UK. Cosy up next to the fire in the lounge, relax with a book in the snug or involve yourself in a lively and interesting debate at the bar, this establishment is likely to become your local during your time here. Plas Mawr A tremendous 16th century town house that was built for the influential Welsh merchant, Robert Wynn stands in the heart of the narrow streets in Conwy. This beautiful example of a town house in the Elizabethan era is one of the best that can be found throughout the whole of Britain and do not be fooled by the rugged looking exterior, for inside boasts only the finest of ornamentation. Visitors are able to take an audio-tour of the house, which helps to explain the lifestyles of the Tudor gentry, as well as the work of the staff who served them. Aberconwy House This wonky-walled, unevenly floored 14th century merchant’s house is the only building in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the town over near six centuries. The fascinating house is full of character and an audio-visual presentation is available on site, which will provide, in great detail, the different historic periods the house has not only survived, but also flourished in.   Bodnant Gardens Stretch your legs across the expansive lawns provided by Bodnant Gardens, which spans across some 80 acres of grounds and sits just above the River Conwy. The gardens have unparalleled views across the valley towards the Snowdonia range and consists of two parts; the upper garden and the lower portion, which is also known as the “Dell”. The garden boasts a wide range of rare and beautiful plants from all over the world, including species from China, North America, Europe and Japan that are suited to Welsh soils.   Whatever you decide to do during your holiday at our park in Conwy, you will have a fabulous stay with plenty to see and do throughout your time here. Whether you adventure up Conwy Mountain, indulge in history at the castle or simply sit back and relax with a pint at the pub – there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Conwy!   Image Credit: Mark Walker

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