Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CONWY CASTLE


CONWY CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Work started in 1283 on this powerful castle with 8 massive towers on a rock overlooking the river and was completed in 1287. It was fortified during the Civil War and eventually surrendered to Parliament in 1646. After the war the lead and timber were removed from the roofs, leading to its decay. It was restored in the 19th century once the Telford road bridge built in 1826 and the railway bridge in 1848 started bring numbers of visitors to the town.

Cadw, open all year.


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The town walls were built at the same time and are an integral part of the defences of Conwy. They are over three quarters of a mile in length and are protected by 21 towers and 3 gateways. They are well preserved and you can still walk along the battlements for most of the length.


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Directions
In the town centre.
Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY

 



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