Found within one of the world’s best preserved medieval walls and in the shadow of a dramatic castle, Conwy in North Wales is one of the country’s most majestic spots. Wander your way through any one of Conwy’s historic streets and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. One of the prettiest towns in Wales (no small claim we know), the World Heritage Site of Conwy Town sits protected by the medieval walls that have guarded it for centuries, and whether you’ve a nose for history or you’re just looking for an escape from daily life, our Conwy holiday cottages are perfect.
You’ll find yourself greeted by a historic house with a fascinating history around every corner, and Aberconwy House is thought to be the country’s oldest town house. Owned by the good old National Trust, this beautiful former merchant’s house dates back to the 14th century, and walking through its rooms enables visitors to see just how it would have appeared at the various points in its long history.
If you were hoping to see something rather more dramatic, you’ll spot the turrets of Conwy Castle before you’ve even set foot in the town itself, and it still juts proudly against the town’s skyline. Built under the instruction of King Edward in 1287, the castle was built to humble those who saw it, and it still does just that today. Thanks to its setting and the untouched landscape that surrounds Conwy, one of the best things about a visit to the castle is the country and mountain views you’ll be able to take in…enjoy.
As if that’s not enough, Plas Mawr is the most impressive example of a town house from the Elizabethan period anywhere in the world, and its architecture alone makes it a stunning place to visit. Conwy’s as beautiful as it is unique, and the history that’s still visible throughout the town makes it a fascinating place to forget the world for a few days.