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image for Castle item typeConwy Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £5.70-£9.50

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

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Magnificent medieval fortress still towers over town after 700 years

Thanks to restored spiral staircases in its great towers you can walk a complete circuit around the battlements of Conwy Castle. We highly recommend it. This is one of the most magnificent medieval fortresses in Europe.

In the distance rise the craggy mountains of Snowdonia and spread out below you are the harbour and narrow streets of Conwy – still protected by an unbroken 1,400-yard (1.3km) ring of town walls.

It’s enough to take the breath away. Especially when you consider that King Edward I and his architect Master James of St George built both castle and walls in a barely believable four years between 1283 and 1287.

Conwy takes its place alongside Edward’s other great castles at Beaumaris, Harlech and Caernarfon as a World Heritage Site.

This famous fortress is exceptionally well preserved. It contains the most intact set of medieval royal apartments in Wales. The high curtain wall and eight lofty towers rise almost as impressively as when they were built more than 700 years ago.

So don’t be afraid to climb those staircases, if you can, for the full Conwy experience. There isn’t a better place in Britain to stand on the battlements and dream.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 March - 30 June 2019 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
1 July - 31 August 2019 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm
1 September - 31 October 2019 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
1 November 2019 - 29 February 2020 Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Prices

Prices valid from April 2019
Adults £9.90
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £28.90
Seniors £8.00
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £6.00
Children under 5 - Free

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Conwy,
LL32 8AY

Location

Directions

Plan route to Conwy Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 783774  Lat: 53.27997 Long: -3.82556

Travelling north on the A470, join the A55 at Junction 19 and travel west towards Conwy.
A55 Westbound Junction 18 & A546/A547 or Eastbound Junction 17 & A457.
The Castle adjoins the A547 on the east side of the town.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Conwy station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired