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Conwy Castle

Conwy castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The first time that visitors catch sight of the castle, commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary and demanding as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it, they know they are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell.

Conwy, constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh, was built to prompt such a humbling reaction.

A distinguished historian wrote of Conwy, 'Taken as a whole, Conwy's incomparably the most magnificent of Edward I's Welsh fortresses'. In comparison to other great Edwardian castles it is also relatively straightforward in design, a reflection of the inherent strength of its siting.

Conwy Castle Address:
Conwy Castle
LL32 8AY
Wales, UK

Conwy Castle Opening Times:
1st April to 31st May, 9.30am - 5.00pm daily
1st June to 30th September, 9.30am - 6.00pm daily
1st - 31st October, 9.30am – 5.00pm daily
1st November to 31st March, 9.30pm - 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday, 11.00am - 4.00pm Sunday
Closed, 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Last admission half an hour before closing

Conwy Castle Admission:
Adults £4.50
Reduced rate £4.00.
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 years) £14.00    
Three or seven day explorer passes are available to give you free admission to the historic sites in the care of Cadw

T  +44 (0)1492 592358

    Cadw Website

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