Conwy Castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.
The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George.
Today Conwy Castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.CLICK for the Conwy Castle website
Conwy Castle Today
The castle is located in the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales and is open to the public as a visitor attraction throughout the year. The castle is almost unique in the fact that the old town walls remain almost entirely intact and can still be walked on today. Considering the military action it has seen over the years the castle remains in a remarkably good state of repair.
Access to Conwy Castle is through the visitor centre located opposite the castle and can be reached either via the castle car park or the main road through the town.
Conwy Castle consists of a large curtain wall built on a natural rock formation lending it natural height above the town. The wall consists of eight circular towers with four smaller towers providing further height.
Inside Conwy Castle the old buildings are almost completely gone however there is enough remaining that a picture of what life inside Conwy Castle was once like can still be gained.CLICK for the Conwy Castle website
Conwy Castle Opening Times
Conwy Castle is open every day throughout the year except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day.
From 1st April to the 31st October the castle is open between 9am and 5pm.
From 1st November to 31st March the castle is open between 9.30am and 4pm (Monday to Saturday) and 11am to 4pm (Sunday only).
Conwy Castle Tariff (valid summer 2013)
Entrance to the castle costs £4.70 per adult or £4.20 Concession. A family ticket can be purchased for £14.00
Combine your Conwy Castle visit with a trip to Plas Mawr
Visitors can purchase a combined ticket to see the castle and the historic house of Plas Mawr within Conwy for a cost of £7.00 per adult, £6.00 Concession, or £22.00 for a family ticket.CLICK for the Conwy Castle website