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Conwy Castle - Cadw, Welsh Government (Crown Copyright)/Cadw, Llywodraeth Cymru (Hawlfraint y Goron)

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About

In a nutshell. Time travel has never been easier.

 Conwy Castle’s  dark, brooding presence is no accident.

When King Edward I built Conwy Castle in the late 13th century it was intended to dominate and intimidate – and it’s still doing its job, competing with Snowdonia’s rugged skyline and winning the battle for our attention.

Is there another castle in Wales that evokes the atmosphere of medieval times so well?

We don’t think so...And we think you’ll agree when you clamber up to the towers that seem to spring naturally from the dark rock on which they were built.

There are eight in all, commanding breathtaking views across the estuary of the River Conwy and down into Conwy itself, huddled like a toy-town in the shadow of the fortress.

It’s equally rewarding to peer inside the bones of the fortress itself.

Apart from the absence of roofs, the interior is largely intact, especially the grand 40m/130ft Great Hall and King’s Apartments.

It’s little wonder that Conwy Castle is up there with the great castles of medieval Europe.

The fortress is a World Heritage Site, along with Conwy’s other exceptional historic glory – its three-quarter-mile ring of town walls, which completely enclose the original township of narrow streets.

Protected by no less than 21 towers and three gateways they are – like the castle – amongst the finest of their kind in Europe.

And the good news is that you can still follow in the footsteps of the guardians of old, for most of the wall walk is open to the public.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.90 adult
Child (under 16)£6.00 adult
Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children under 16)£28.90 family
Senior Citizen£8.00 concession
Student£6.00 concession

Explorer Pass gives entry to all CADW attractions.
Under 5 years old - Free admission
Disabled and companion - Free admission

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Languages spoken

  • Welsh spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted

Printed Material in other Languages

  • Welsh printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for school groups
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Conwy Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

Castle Street, Conwy, Conwy, LL32 8AY
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Tel01492 592358

Opening Times

March - June (1 Mar 2020 - 30 June 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:30 - 17:00

* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.Closed 24,25,26 December and 1st January.

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