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Heritage Sites in North Wales

Heritage Sites in North Wales

Llanrhychwyn Church above Trefriw

Llandudno & Conwy Heritage

Heritage hunters and time travellers have arrived at the right place.

You want castles?

We’re home to a Conwy Castle - a world heritage site and a castle that really is world-class!

That’s not all.

There’s also a mountain fortress built by the medieval Princes of Gwynedd and a rare Tudor manor.

What about a bit of really ancient antiquity?

Then head upwards to Celtic Hillforts or below ground to a unique prehistoric copper mine. 

The rich religious heritage wrapped up in our churches and chapels is easy to unfold by following some of our Sacred Trails – and there are fascinating historic town trails too, at places like Llandudno and Colwyn Bay

The museums and galleries in Conwy encompass everything from cutting-edge contemporary art to memories of World War Two.

And our gardens are simply gorgeous – Bodnant Garden in spring or summer is a floral masterpiece. 

Heritage is a living thing in these parts.

Our language, culture and history contribute to a strong ‘sense of place’ – it’s what makes us different from other destinations. 

And we’re full of unique experiences.

Here are some of the things you’ll find in this Heritage section:

  • The favourite seaside resort of Alice in Wonderland (and Bill Bryson)
  • Some of the best-preserved medieval town walls in Europe
  • A magical, mystical moorland that inspires strong attachment
  • A Stone Age axe ‘factory’
  • Memories of Welsh royalty
  • Britain’s smallest church
  • An eco-friendly water-powered woollen mill

Further Information

As you can imagine, we are very proud of the history, heritage and culture which is associated to Conwy and the wider area, however, we highly recommend you pay a visit to some of our many towns and villages where you can find all kinds of unique historical and cultural facts and insights.

Places like Betws-y-Coed, Abergele, Rhos-on-Sea, Llanrwst, Towyn and Deganwy are steeped in their own individual heritage and historical achievements, as are most of the other towns and villages in the region and we highly recommend you try and visit as many of these towns and villages as possible.

If you decide you need to take a little break from the heritage trail, then why not visit our things to do and attractions pages where you can get more information on some of the main attractions and places to visit, such as Colwyn Bay Beach, Llandudno Beach, The Great Orme, Llandudno Pier and the Llandudno Cable Cars.

Either way, you won't be able to do everything in a day so we highly recommend you book some accommodation.

The good news is that we have some fantastic hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering providers in the area which will be perfect for your every need!


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