Holiday Activities in Conwy
Conwy is a town in Conwy county borough in North Wales, which faces Deganwy across the River Conwy.
The town lies in the ancient county of Caernarfonshire.
Conwy Castle and the town walls were built on the instructions of Edward I between 1283 and 1289, as part of his conquest of the principality of Wales. Conwy was the original site of Aberconwy Abbey, founded by Llywelyn the Great. Edward and his troops took over the abbey site and moved the monks down the Conwy valley to a new site at Maenan.
The parish church still retains some parts of the original abbey church in the east and west walls. Settlers were given incentives to move to the walled garrison town, which for decades the local people were forbidden from entering.
Across the estuary is Bodysgallen Hall, which incorporates a medieval watchtower that was later used as a signal place for Conwy Castle.
Conwy also has a variety of shops and other attractions including Smallest house in Great Britain and Conwy Suspension Bridge.
Conwy Links & Surrounding areas
- Conwy Castle www.conwy-castle.co.uk
- Conwy Town Walls www.conwy.com/plasmawr.html
- Smallest House in Great Britain www.conwy-wales.com
- Bodnant Gardens www.edwardsofconwy.co.uk
- Plas Mawr www.conwygolfclub.com
- Edwards of Conwy Butcher www.conwy.com
- Bodnant Gardens www.bodnantgarden.co.uk
Leisure & Activities
- Conwy Golf Club
- Abergele Golf Club
- Denbigh Castle
- Rhuddlan Castle
- Tweedmill Shopping Centre
- St George Paintballing