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image for Historic House item typePlas Mawr (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic House, £4.10-£6.90

Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr

Details

Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age. The Elizabethan era. A golden age? Think Renaissance and Shakespeare. Think Plas Mawr. An Elizabethan gem worth its weight in gold. The finest town house of its period in Britain.

Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. He also liked entertaining. Lavishly. Behold his finest hour, a grand house built between 1576 and 1585 in the heart of medieval Conwy’s narrow cobbled streets. A house which more than matched his grandiose ambitions.

Particularly exquisite is the ornamental plasterwork in the hall, now repainted in vivid original colours. There’s not an inch that doesn’t impress, from plasterwork ceilings to friezes and skilful carpentry. Look out for the initials ‘RW’ on various crests and coats of arms, lest you forget the master of the mansion and payer of all bills.

If wealth was measured in style, then this well-travelled Welsh gentleman was absolutely fabulously wealthy.

While not available in Wynn’s day, you can now take advantage of multi-sensory displays to delve deeper into Plas Mawr’s history. We positively encourage you to be hands-on with our touch-screen technology!

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

24 March - 30 September 2018 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
1 October - 4 November 2018 Daily 9.30am - 4.00pm
5 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 Closed
Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Prices

2018 prices:
Adult - £6.90
Family (2 Adults & up to 3 children under 16) - £20.00
Seniors £5.50
Students and children under 16 - £4.10
Children under 5 - Free

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Dec Christmas Festivities

Contact

Enquiries

Address

High Street,
Conwy,
LL32 8DE

Location

Directions

Plan route to Plas Mawr (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 780775  Lat: 53.28108 Long: -3.83003

A55 Junction 18 & A546/A547 to Conwy. At traffic lights/mini roundabout by the Castle, turn right (signed short stay car park); car park will be left. Continue to walk on this road and the High Street will be on the right opposite the railway station. Plas Mawr on left in High Street.
Bus 200m/220 yards, route No 5, Caernarfon-Conwy/Llandudno
Bike NCN Route No.5 (150m/160 yards).

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Conwy station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed