Conwy, North Wales
Average time spent – 1 hour
Things to do at Conwy Castle review
Conwy Castle in Conwy, North Wales is one of the most famous and most picturesque of all the numerous castles in Wales. It’s setting next to the bay of the town of Conwy leaves you with location location location envy.
Conwy castle can only truly be appreciated from a distance so make sure you fit a walk around the town in so you can see the castle in all its glory.
The castle is just a short walk from Conwy’s train station. There are also a few car parks in the town. We didn’t spend more than an hour there but we enjoyed our visit and it gave us time to walk the castle walls and explore Conwy after.
Conwy is a mostly ruined castle which still has it’s outer walls. There are inner rooms you can explore (with no roof) and you can also climb the stairs and walk along the battlements. The view over to the harbour is lovely and we spent a good deal of time just taking it all in.
The walls around Conwy itself are free to visit and not part of the castle visit. They stretch almost uninterupted for three quarters of a mile. The one way route starts by the castle but after a short walk the wall stops and you have to then find where you can rejoin (which wasn’t easy). There’s 21 towers along the length and lots of steps.
Important Information Calke Abbey
Eating – There is no cafe on-site but there is plenty of places to eat in Conwy itself.
Facilities in brief – A ruined castle with stunning views of Conwy and the harbour. There are toilets.
Entry price – *FREE for members of Cadw Wales or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of Cadw Wales or mid-range. £8.80 for an adult and £5.40 for child aged 5-17. Under 5’s are free. They have other ticket options available such as family ticket and seniors.
Opening: Conwy castle is open for most of the year but closed Thursdays and Fridays. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY, North Wales. Phone: 01492 592358
Category – Castle – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.