• LOCATION 15 | Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront


    Go under the arch of the Lower Gate and stop for a moment. We are coming out to the Harbourside.

    Just as with the Mill Gate you will be able to spot the grooves where the portcullis ran and the holes where draw bars secured the heavy gates from inside.

    Ahead you can see the sea wall with the gaps - or the gates - if a high tide is forecast protecting the town from rises of several feet.

    Now turn left, and keep going.

    As you walk, note the Liverpool Arms. The innkeeper here owned a ship, before the railway came and took away such trade. It would take cargo unloaded from the small boats from upriver across to the larger port of Liverpool and then onwards across the Atlantic and , of course imports the other way.

    The pub has a strange ghost that leaves the nice smell of vanilla and spices after it's visited. Cheaper than air fresheners!

    As you walk along the waterfront look at the town wall in front of you. It is a spur built to defend the quayside as ships unloaded their cargo both from attack and from storms.

    Keep going.

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Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront