Conwy audio tour: Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront

Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

Conwy is much more than a cute little town. On this walking tour, we’ll retrace its medieval history back to its roots as a Norman settlement. I’ll tell you stories about the castle, the town’s fishing industry, and its modern bridges as we pass by locally-owned shops where artisanal butchers, bakers and chocolatiers sell their wares.

You’ll journey down cobbled alleys and back streets while learning about the mighty Conwy Castle and town walls which were given World Heritage status in 1986 for being one of the most complete circuits in Britain. We'll tour the outskirts of Plas Mawr, justifiably known as the finest Elizabethan town house in Wales, and Aberconwy House which dates back to 1400. You'll also have a chance to photograph yourself against the Guinness Book of Records’ Smallest House in Britain, and to walk across the Conwy Suspension Bridge, a masterpiece of Victorian engineering built by celebrated engineer Thomas Telford.

Come along – it'll be the best half hour you can spend in Conwy!

Tour Producer

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Amanda Whitehead

Hi there, I've been working as a tourist and mountain guide for 20 years and hold the official qualifications. I live in the medieval town of Conwy and love it so much. I have a History degree but the best thing about working on local tours is rooting out the stories of the past and present characters and events that haven't made the guide books and wikipedia!. Look forward to sharing them with you.

Major Landmarks

  • Conwy Castle and town walls

  • Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House

  • Conwy Quay

  • Smallest House

  • Telford Suspension Bridge

Directions to Starting Point

Conwy Tourist Information Building. Do not confuse with Conwy Visitor Centre. The TIC is shared with the Post Office and is red brick building opposite Vicarage Lane carpark

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

The World Heritage Castle, the medieval church, the High Street's artisan shops, the quayside and the Smallest House in Britain

Best time of day

Before 10am or after 5pm

Precautions

The route is safe. Take care to look out for traffic.

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