Conwy Town and Area
Conwy is a town rich in history, which much of it still preserved within the walls and traditional structures of its buildings. In the heart of it is the mighty 13th-century castle, whose walls encapsulate this remarkable medieval town.
Surrounded by lush Welsh countryside and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, it’s a most beautiful place to visit. The Quay is host to a number of amenities and is a particularly stunning place to visit during the warm summer months. Whether you’d prefer to sit with a refreshing drink outside of the cosy quayside pub, take an exciting boat tour around the coastal area or hike upon the many surrounding mountains – it’s all possible in the quaint town of Conwy.
Conwy offers a whole host of places to eat and drink. Fine dining restaurants, traditional pubs and snug cafes can be found throughout the town. It’s also host to a number of hotels and B&Bs – many of which incredibly close to the castle itself. It’s not every day that you wake up five minutes away from a medieval castle – but in Conwy, it’s the norm for many.
With its traditional and quaint appearance, you may be fooled into thinking that this town is hard to access. It’s just over an hour’s drive from two major airports – Liverpool and Manchester. If you’ll be travelling by train, you’ll have no problems catching a train from major cities in the UK over to Conwy.
It’s worth exploring further afield in the rest of Conwy County which includes equally impressive coastal towns.
Llandudno has maintained its traditional and authentic charm. This Victorian seaside resort has much to offer its visiting guests. Take a leisurely walk along its promenade, or travel up to summit of the Great Orme where you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of its surrounding mountains and coastal towns.
You’ll also find that Conwy is very proud of its culture and history, and is often host to a number of cultural events throughout the year. Each year, you’ll find an abundance of festivals, art galleries and local markets, which are primarily hosted in the name of supporting and displaying their local talent and produce.
If you adventure into some of the smaller towns, you might even hear the Celtic Welsh language being spoken first hand. The survival of this language is another testament to the preservation of this spectacular region’s heritage . If you do find yourself asking for a drink or meal in a primarily Welsh spoken area, a polite ‘os gwelwch yn dda’ (os gwel-ooch un thar) – which translates to ‘if you please’ won’t go amiss at the end of your request!
If you’re looking for somewhere to explore that is full of adventure and has also managed to maintain its rich history within its walls and buildings, Conwy offers its guests (and residents) all of this and more.