Holidays in Conwy Castle

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Conwy Castle featuring building ruins, heritage elements and château or palace

Perched atop a rocky outcrop, this fortress of dark stone dominates the landscape of Conwy and was Edward I’s most expensive castle.

Wander the halls and scale the battlements of the superb Conwy Castle to enjoy views fit for a king across the sea and mountains beyond the town. Get a sense of what it would have been like to man the walls in a time of battle at one of Wales’ most attractive castles.

Conwy Castle is one of several constructed for the English King Edward I in his battles against the native Welsh. Though smaller than the castles of Beaumaris and Caernarfon, it was the most expensive to construct. It also has a comparatively simple structure and gained its defensive strength from the location. View the fortress atop an outcropping of rock at the mouth of the Conwy Estuary and enjoy one of the most recognizable and beautiful views in Wales.

Read the information boards dotted around the interior and learn more about the history and construction of the castle. Roam the 125-foot-long (38-meter) Great Hall, delve into the cellars and investigate the Inner Ward and the King’s Apartments. Both are remarkably well preserved. Reflect for a quiet moment in the Chapel Tower, which still has an intact roof. Explore the two fortified gates and eight towers, as well as other buildings.

Highlighting a visit to Conwy Castle are the views from the eight towers. Stroll along the walls between the towers and enjoy uninterrupted panoramas across the Conwy Estuary, out to sea and back toward the mountains of Snowdonia.

Be sure to explore the town walls too, another part of Conwy’s ancient defenses. Access the town walls free of charge from various parts of the town.

Conwy Castle opens at differing hours depending on the time of year and is open for longer in the summer months. The site has an entry fee. Children under 5 years can enter for free, as can disabled people and a guest. Be aware that while the castle has ramp access, the terrain is steep and the castle itself is not wheelchair accessible.

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1182 Cheap Hotels Near Conwy Castle

The Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
High Street, Conwy, Wales
The price is AU$136 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Conwy Town Walls and Conwy Castle. Snowdonia National Park and Llandudno West Shore Beach ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (257 reviews)
"the hotel was in a great position for walking round Conwy. The staff were very friendly and efficient, food was good and the hotel was clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

The Castle Hotel
The Erskine Arms
The Erskine Arms
4 out of 5
Rose Hill Street, Conwy, Wales
The price is AU$151 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Situated in Conwy, this inn is steps away from Conwy Town Walls and Conwy Castle. Snowdonia National Park and Llandudno West Shore Beach are also within 3 miles ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (73 reviews)
"Lovely room. Great menu. Beautiful food. Excellent stocked bar. Well located"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2021

The Erskine Arms
Quay Hotel and Spa
Quay Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Deganwy Quay, Conwy, Wales
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The price is AU$187 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Llandudno West Shore Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Conwy Castle and Promenade. Bodysgallen ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (562 reviews)
"The bar and restaurant are amazing watching the boats coming in and out such a relaxed atmosphere"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

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The Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
High Street, Conwy, Wales
The price is AU$136 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
The Castle Hotel
The Erskine Arms
The Erskine Arms
4 out of 5
Rose Hill Street, Conwy, Wales
The price is AU$151 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
The Erskine Arms
Quay Hotel and Spa
Quay Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Deganwy Quay, Conwy, Wales
The price is AU$187 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Quay Hotel and Spa
The George And Dragon
The George And Dragon
3 out of 5
21 Castle street, Conwy, Wales
The George And Dragon
Y Capel
Y Capel
3.5 out of 5
Church Street, Conwy, Wales
The price is AU$189 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Y Capel
Quayside Cottage
Quayside Cottage
3.5 out of 5
4 Customs House Terrace, Conwy, Wales
Quayside Cottage
Riverside Cottage
Riverside Cottage
3.5 out of 5
3 Customs House Terrace, Conwy, Wales
Riverside Cottage
Jasmin Cottage
Jasmin Cottage
3.5 out of 5
1 Customs House Terrace, Conwy, Wales
Jasmin Cottage
Superior Apartment within the walls of the stunning World Heritage Site of Conwy
Superior Apartment within the walls of the stunning World Heritage Site of Conwy
3a High Street, Conwy, WLS
Superior Apartment within the walls of the stunning World Heritage Site of Conwy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.