Things to do in Conwy 

Conwy is a walled market town in North Wales. The walled town and castle stand on the west bank of the River Conwy, facing Deganwy on the east bank. Conwy is home to a historic castle, town walls, a river, beaches, and wildlife and mountains surrounding it.

Things to do in Conwy 

Conwy’s quaint harbour, Telford suspension bridge, and proximity to seaside resorts and mount Snowdonia make Conwy one of the world’s finest destinations in North Wales. We have listed some of the top things to do in Conwy. 

Plas Mwar

High St, Conwy LL32 8DE 

Plas Mawr is an Elizabethan townhouse in Conwy dating from the 16th century. Robert Wynn, a member of the local gentry, built the property. Over the centuries, it became a courthouse, a school and even an art gallery and remains remarkably intact. Four years of painstaking restoration have recreated the Elizabethan garden and returned all the light-filled rooms to their original glory. 

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Bodnant Garden 

Bodnant Gardens

Bodnant Rd, Tal-y-cafn, Colwyn Bay LL28 5RE 

Bodnant Garden is a National Trust property near Tal-y-Cafn in Conwy, overlooking the Conwy Valley towards the Carneddau mountains. It sits on 80 acres of land, including formal gardens, shrub-filled glades, meadows and woods, dells and water gardens. The gardens are home to historic plant collections. There is a play park and natural play zone at the far end with a willow maze and den building area. 

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Conwy Quay

The Conwy Quay is one of the main places to visit in Conwy, with its beautiful panoramic views of the estuary and castle. The quay has many attractions, such as the smallest house in Britain and a mussel museum. It is also where the RNLI Lifeboat station is based. The Conwy quay hosts some of Conwy’s iconic events, such as the Wales Rally GB, Conwy Feast, The Pirate Weekend and the Conwy River Festival. The Lifeboat Station has a small gift shop inside, and you can watch the crew training on Wednesday evenings. 

Welsh Mountain Zoo 

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY 

Set on one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes for any UK Zoo, the Welsh Mountain Zoo occupies 37 acres of lush green landscape overlooking Colwyn Bay and the Carneddau mountains in North Wales. With around 100 species housed in the zoo, including big cats, primates and mammals, this is a trendy spot for visitors of Conwy to see. 

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The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art

Crown Ln, Conwy LL32 8AN 

Formed in 1881 and constituted in 1882 by Queen Victoria, The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is a unique institution in Wales – an independent charity supporting Welsh art and artists. They have over 100 artist members whose work is exhibited and sold at the gallery based in Conwy. 

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RSPB Conwy 

RSPB Conwy

Llandudno Junction, N Wales Expy, Conwy LL31 9XZ 

Conwy RSPB reserve is a nature reserve on the east side of the Conwy estuary. It covers 47 hectares and protects various habitats, including grassland, scrubland, reedbeds, salt marsh and mudflats. The reserve is now home to incredible wildlife, including warblers, waders and wildfowl—the perfect place for families to discover nature. 

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Smallest House in Britain 

10 Lower Gate St, Conwy LL32 8BE 

The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy. The Smallest House measures 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep. It manages to squeeze in a bedroom upstairs and a living area downstairs, with very basic cooking facilities and a water tap behind the stairs. Whilst more suited to one, it had couples and single people living in it during the 19th century. 

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Conwy Castle and Town Walls 

Conwy Castle

Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY 

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town walls are among Europe’s finest and most complete. Stretching almost uninterrupted around Conwy’s medieval heart, they run for three-quarters of a mile, with 21 towers and three original gateways along their length. This is a lovely walk seeing a magnificent piece of medieval construction and offering stunning views of towering Conwy Castle and Snowdonia

Great Orme and Llandudno Cable Car 

Llandudno LL30 2XF 

Take in the aerial views of what Llandudno, a Victorian Seaside Resort, has to offer as you glide from the town up to the Great Orme Summit. The cable car’s highest point from the valley floor is over 80 feet; the four-seater cars are carried on an endless steel cable over two miles long, weighing around 17 tons. An electric motor drives the cable cars, and the structure was completely overhauled in 2006 to meet rigorous Health and Safety regulations.

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