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conwy castle north wales

Conwy Castle
Castell Conwy

Conwy Castle

The castle occupies a strategic site at the mouth of the River Conwy, and was constructed between 1283 and 1289 by the English monarch Edward I.

Mae'r castell yn sefyll ar safle strategol wrth geg yr Afon Conwy. Cafodd ei adeiladu rhwng 1283 a 1289 gan y brenin Saesneg Edward I.


Notes  Nodiadau

The castle is one of the 'iron ring' of castles that surrounds the natural Welsh fortress of Snowdonia. It is both impressive, and intimidating, and when combined with the adjacent walled town, forms a medieval site that is well worth seeing. The castle is a World Heritage Inscribed site, and was built on the site of an earlier Welsh monastery (founded by Welsh prince Llewelyn Fawr) that was moved up the Conwy Valley to make way for it.

The castle is owned by CADW.

See the Conwy Castle website for information on opening times and admission prices.

Location  Lleoliad

ROAD Castle is located in the town of Conwy. For the best car park, follow B5106 from mini roundabout at east end of town, and there is a large car park about 200 metres on the right (pay and display).
RAIL Castle is close to Conwy Station on the North Coast line.
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