Conwy

Conwy is a small walled town on the coast in North Wales. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a perfect base for exploring everything North Wales has to offer. The gateway to Snowdonia and easy access to the Island of Anglesey, the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the timeless Llyn Peninsula.

Aberconwy House in Conwy town centre

Get in

By car

Half way along the A55 Chester - Holyhead road.

  Parking south of the castle.

By train

Conwy is readily accessible by train with direct services to Llandudno Junction from throughout the UK and London Euston (about 3 hours). From Llandudno Junction to Conwy it is a 5 minute taxi ride. There is smaller rail station in the centre of Conwy which is on the main Holyhead line with a taxi rank outside the station.

By bus

Arriva buses available from Bangor - Llandudno (5/X5) and Betws y Coed - Llandudno (19). Nation Express coaches serve Bangor and Llandudno from other parts of the U.K.

Get around

The town is small and easy to walk about.

If you are venturing out of the town centre area, you may want to catch a bus. There are various day and rover tickets available including the Taith Rover that enables you to hop on and off buses and trains for the area. Booklets can be found at the tourist info centre (right near the train station).

See

Conwy castle with the town of Conwy in the background
Kitchen in Plas Mawr

Do

Conwy town walls and castle

Buy

There are a number of independent specialty shops, including one that has a goth clothing department in its basement. There are a few art shops and a high-end chocolate shop. Just opened is a surf-style clothing store on the high street. Also on the high street is an almost-always-busy butcher's shop that sells baps and fresh-made sausages, Welsh Oggies and Welsh Rarebit. Bangor Road has a 'Fair-Trade shop' that sells foodstuffs and gifts (just before the gate exiting the town's main road, past Lancaster Square).

Eat

The town has several great fish and chip shops with places to eat and an Indian restaurant that serves good food.

The bakery on the main street has wonderful scones in the morning, if you're lucky and also does lovely giant cream cakes, that are just too nice!

The town is not allowed to have any fast food franchises but does have a little kebab shop.

Drink

There are a few small pubs. Some feature pub trivia in the evenings.

On the other side of Bodlondeb (a short walk around the riverside, or even shorter drive), there is Conwy Marina where you can find an upmarket pub with vast outdoor seating overlooking the marina.

The local Conwy Brewery makes several good beers.

Sleep

There are a number of small B&Bs, and some luxury B&Bs and hotels, available. If you can, reserve a room ahead of time at a Visitor Centre (most Visitor Centres can reserve rooms for you throughout the UK). Alternatively there are many self-catering cottages in and around Conwy.

Hotels

B&B Guesthouses

Self catering cottages

Camping

Hostels

Stay Safe

Conwy is a safe and tourist-friendly beautiful little town.

Go next

Bodnant Garden Pin Mill (summer house)


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