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Conwy Castle

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Castle / Fort

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

Address/Location

Castle Street
Conwy
Gwynedd
LL32 8AY

Contact

Tel: 01492 592358

Built for Edward I, the castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. You can't fault it, from the grandeur of its high towers and curtain walls to its excellent state of preservation. An estimated £15,000 was spent building the castle, the largest sum Edward spent in such a short time on any of his Welsh castles between 1277 and 1307.

Two barbicans, eight massive towers and a great bow-shaped hall all sit within its distinctive elongated shape, due to the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands. You won't find Edward's concentric 'walls within walls' here. They weren't needed. The rock base was enough security in itself.

With an outer ward containing a great hall, chambers and kitchen, and a more secluded inner ward with private chambers and a royal chapel, it is easy to imagine how Conwy functioned when the royal entourage were in town.

Opening Times

Season (1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:3017:00
Tuesday09:3017:00
Wednesday09:3017:00
Thursday09:3017:00
Friday09:3017:00
Saturday09:3017:00
Sunday09:3017:00
Bank Holiday09:3017:00
Season (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00
Tuesday10:0016:00
Wednesday10:0016:00
Thursday10:0016:00
Friday10:0016:00
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00
Bank Holiday10:0016:00

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

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.95 adult
Child (under 16)£5.80 adult
Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children under 16)£26.60 adult
Senior Citizen£5.80 concession
Student£5.80 concession

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

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