SH 784-775 Caernarfonshire Wales
Conwy Castle is a stunning Edwardian stone enclosure fortress, founded by King Edward I in 1283. Long and narrow, the castle is tailored to fit the rock and is one of the great fortresses of medieval Europe. The mighty curtain wall is flanked by eight massive round towers, two at each end to guard the gateways and barbicans. The two wards inside are unequally divided by a cross-wall, ditch and small barbican, to make a small quadrangle of royal apartments. The circuit of town wall is contemporary with the castle and can be walked. A mile north is Deganwy Castle and 12 miles south is Gwydir Castle.
Conwy Castle is located in the town centre, on the Conwy estuary. 44 miles west of Chester on the A55.
The site is owned by Cadw and is open daily, July and August 9:30-6:00pm, March to June, September and October 9:30-5:00pm, November to February 10:00-4:00pm Sunday 11:00-4:00pm.
There are car parks nearby.