Conwy - World Heritage Site
Walk the cobbled street of this magical town and you’ll soon see why it’s such a favourite with visitors. Built in the 13th century for Edward I, Conwy’s mighty castle and town walls have stood the test of time, and are recognised today as a World Heritage Site. A walk around the wall (all three-quarters of a mile of it) gives a completely different view of the jumble of alleys below.
At street level, you’re never far away from somewhere great to eat or drink. And a there’s a great collection of heritage sites, too, including Plas Mawr and Aberconwy House. The shopping’s excellent. With boutiques, delicatessen, arts and crafts just some of the delights on offer. Head down to the quay to see the picturesque estuary. Anything to do with sailing is a big hit here. That’s why every summer there’s a week-long celebration in honour of all things nautical. It’s called the Conwy River Festival. Another big occasion on the calendar here is Conwy Feast, where award-winning local produce tops the bill.
Did you know?
Hour-long wildlife cruises are available from Conwy aboard the launch Princess Christine. The estuary has been designated a site of European importance because of its wealth of bird and marine life.
Wales has a coastline 750 miles long (including all the squiggly bits).
The cliffs of the Great and Little Ormes are hosts to breeding colonies of thousands of seabirds, including Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Razorbills.