Tour Locations | Discovering Conwy: The Medieval Walled Town on a Waterfront
To St Mary's Churchyard
Turn left here to enter the churchyard through the gap in the wall to your left. In front of you is our local parish church - St. Mary and All Saints. It was built the same time as the castle. The graves reflect the past history of Conwy with many named for mariners - even a pearl fisherman - and innkeepers.
The strange grave in front of has a cage on top. This is because William Wordsworth wrote a poem about it after meeting a little girl in the churchyard who told him about her dead brothers and sisters. The sentimental Victorians started to chip off souvenirs. Hence the protective cage.
Continue walking, keeping the church on your right.