Conwy walled city
Free to walk
If arriving at Conwy by car park in the long stay car park Morfa Bach LL32 8FZ This car park as a little shop and toilets and you enter the city via a very prettily painted underpass.
The circuit of the wall is 3/4 of a mile in length, with 21 towers at regular intervals. The wall is 9m high, with towers rising to 15m. Don’t go to the top if you have vertigo, we don’t but found that the top of the tower made us both feel ill.
The wall can be walked around but you do have to keep getting on and off it to make it all the way around. It’s not easy walking if you can’t cope with steep inclines and declines and the stones under foot and be slippery in wet weather. That said it’s a nice walk with good views
Adult – £7.95
Family – £21.50
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £5.60
Conwy Castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has an authentic medieval atmosphere, and sits on the
rocks above the Conwy Estuary. Conwy was constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his ‘iron ring’ of castles to contain the Welsh.
The views from the battlements are breathtaking, it looks out across mountains, sea and down to the roofless shell of the castles 125ft Great Hall. From the battlements the town walls in all their glory can be seen. The castle boasts a set of unaltered medieval royal apartments with the kings head still in residence, be it a wire construction. From the east barbican you can see the three bridges that cross the river, the 20th century road bridge, the Thomas Telford suspension bridge and Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge.
The castle is also home to two friendly Dragons and a sculpture made from swords and shields, and a very board looking solider.