Tour Locations | Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront
Leaving the bridge
As we come out of the bridge and under the walls of the castle, Look at how Telford embedded the chains in the bedrock. He soaked them in linseed oil to preserve them.
As you leave the bridge behind look up to the castle walls and see if you can spot the holes where the latrines would have emptied out into the river. Crawling up these shoots was one way to get inside to let attackers in - not one to attract a lot of volunteers!
You will also see where the town walls joined the castle - breached now to allow modern traffic in and out. The ivy-covered building is not one of the original town wall towers but was built by Telford as a second toll house.
The Victorian building in front of you is Conwy Guild hall used for meetings of the town council but also for hire for weddings and other events.
When you're ready, continue to the pedestrian crossing lights.