A perfect balance of Welsh coast and countryside
The county of Conwy is a beautiful North Wales holiday destination that is packed from mountain top to sea floor with the most exciting things to do. Travellers of all tastes and ages will easily fill their days wherever their time is spent across the region’s coastal towns, historic landmarks, adrenaline-fuelled adventure centres and highly-rated eateries. The hardest part will be narrowing down the hundreds of options into a single to-do list. Conwy itself is somewhat of a hidden foodie gem, with a host of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bakeries and outlets serving up delicious food from imaginative menus. Five of its highly-regarded restaurants are no strangers to the top spots of many ‘best in Wales’ lists, and are must-visits for those who take their food and drink seriously. You can also browse the finest local Welsh produce at the vibrant markets and independent retailers dotted across the county.
Conwy is one of Britain’s best-preserved medieval towns with well-preserved ancient walls, the most intact in Europe, which enclose a town of narrow cobbled streets, nooks and crannies chock-full of historic buildings. The walls radiate out from a gritty, dark-stoned castle that, even after all these years, still preserves an authentic medieval atmosphere – and still has the power to dominate. And last but not least, Conwy Castle, a World Heritage Site, was a key part of the ‘iron ring’ of fortresses built around Snowdonia in the 13th century by Edward I to contain the Welsh. The views from the battlements, with the mountains of Snowdonia one way, the Conwy Estuary the other, are stunning.
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