Boats on the estuary to your left. The castle and the town quayside ahead. The hills of Snowdonia behind it all. You'll fall in love with Conwy just by approaching it.
Once here, you'll discover the highest proportion of independent shops of any town in Britain. You'll find lovely places to eat and socialise. And of course, there's that castle and those walls to explore!
Conwy Castle is one of Edward I's finest fortifications within his "Ring of Steel". You can climb its towers, walk its walls and explore its rooms and dungeons. Sometimes medieval re-enactments take place in the courtyard. You can also walk along three quarters of a mile of walls round the town, all part of Conwy's UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
On the quay you'll learn more about Conwy's historic mussel industry. Here the shellfish are still raked by hand. In season you can try them locally. If you're a food-lover then make sure you visit Conwy in October for the annual Feast, one of Wales' biggest food festivals.
From town you can explore the lovely Conwy Valley and a variety of hill and lake walks in Snowdonia's foothills. Explore Sychnant Pass for one of the most scenic short drives in North Wales. The nearby Conwy Watergardens have wonderful lakes and wildlife to discover. If you’re feeling a little peckish, the pancake house delight.
Even beach-lovers will enjoy Conwy - there's a sandy beach just outside town, and more at Llandudno's West Shore and Penmaenmawr nearby. All great places to go, if you can tear yourself away from Conwy long enough...
Conwy is easily accessible by car. The A55 runs near the town, so there’s easy access from all major UK cities and airports. Conwy does have a train station, although this is not a stop on the North Wales Coast Line. A change will be necessary at Llandudno Junction Station.