A Guide to Conwy Castle, North Wales

A visit to Conwy would just not be complete without checking out what is perhaps the medieval town’s main sightseeing attraction, that being Conwy Castle, but in order for you to make the most out of your visit and enjoy the best possible experience of Conwy Castle, there is some information which could come in handy.

Getting into Conwy

The best form of accommodation you can select for your stay in Conwy would perhaps be a holiday cottage, quite simply because it’ll probably have you staying in a residential building with all the charm and character of the Conwy architecture, while at the same time offering you inclusive views of Conwy Castle, something which likely comes with quick and easy access to the Castle where you could probably walk. All of that is available to you once you’ve gotten into the town, which is straight-forward enough, given the fact that two major airports are each just over an hour’s drive in Liverpool and Manchester.

You can also get into Conwy by train, which you can catch with no problems at all from the UK’s major cities. Entering by road or train is an experience in itself as there are many sights to see, a lot of which form part of a rather popular North Wales road trip itinerary which typically starts out in Snowdonia and then works its way through Portmeirion and the Llyn Peninsula, finally terminating at Conwy.

Visiting the Castle

Operating times vary according to the seasons and the full operating times roster is always available from the Conwy Castle administration, but as at this very moment in time, any visitors to the Castle would have their visits falling within the schedule set out for the period running from 1 September to 31 October. The Castle is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm, with the last admissions accepted 30 minutes prior to the closing time.

The costs to get in include an admission fee of £8.95 for adults, while children (under 16), students and senior citizens pay £5.80 to enter. Disabled people along with their companions get free admission, so too children under five years of age and there is a family package which amounts to £26.60 allowing admission for two adults and up to three children under the age of 16 years.

No dogs allowed, unfortunately, except for assistance dogs. Conwy Castle is a no-smoking zone and there is a toilet available on-site for visitors with limited mobility and disability.

If you’re going to be staying long, there is safe car parking outside the Town Walls, otherwise, short-stay visitors can pay for parking just outside the visitor centre.

Restrooms are situated on the visitor centre’s lower level, fully equipped with baby change facilities while the mobile signal is fair.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the battlements, offering a good sighting of the mountains and the sea, as well as the castle’s 125ft Great Hall shell (with no roof), accounting for the most popular vantage point from which visitors enjoy views of the castle itself and its beautiful surroundings.

Where to Stay

North Wales is home to lots of great holiday accommodation, from hotels to campsites to holiday cottages.

iKnow UK has a great guide on where to stay and what to see, go and check them out!

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