Tour Locations | Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront
Cross over using the pedestrian crossing. We'll now take a stroll across the famous Conwy suspension bridge looked after by the National Trust, so follow the path towards and through the black iron gates.
You've probably heard of - and maybe crossed - its big brother the Menai Bridge which Thomas Telford had started to build in 1819.
He proposed a similar design over the Conwy in 1822 when it became more urgent to bridge the river and carry the Irish mail from Liverpool, Manchester and Chester and it was completed in 1826. This bridge still has its original chains embedded in the rock supporting the full span of 327 feet.