Conwy – The Medieval Town Resort in Wales


According to the Brits, Conwy still bears a feeling of the old Wales; it’s all about lovespoons and teashops. Formerly known and written as Conway, it is a small market town in Conwy borough, situated at the northern coast of Wales and a large tourist destination on the region.

The most known tourist attraction in the area is the Conwy castle, an essential part of the rich Welsh heritage and a UNESCO designated cultural monument. The 1 mile stroll around it offers a rather evocative sight in to the era of King Edward, when fortifications where planted around the castle to prevent the attacks and riots of Welsh people, keeping them in order.

Constructed between 1283 and 1289 the Conwy Castle dominates the grand plateau of the Estuary and gives access to the Snowdonia National Park. It was designed by James of St George, a notorious military architect of that time, and is considered to be a truly indomitable castle. It is open to visitors today, offering breathtaking views of the plains and the town of Conwy.

The medieval walls surrounding the city are considered among the finest in the UK, not only because they are well preserved but they are unspoiled by the expansion of the town and the later building. A circuit of walls and twenty towers protect the town until today, while a lovely suspension bridge, completed in 1826, seems to be connecting the Conwy Castle with the plains; however it was made to speed commercial transportation and movement of goods.

Conwy also boasts the smallest town in the UK; it is a small structure of 72×122” and holds an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

Conwy is a very modern town featuring a large number of accommodation options and dining outlets; since it has become a major tourist destination in Wales it also boasts state of art services both for locals and visitors.