Conwy Castle will be closed on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December, the castle will re-open on Wednesday 8 December.
To visit this monument:
- check our opening times, prices and other facilities below
- purchase your admission tickets on arrival or book online
- bring your face covering, to be worn in all indoor areas.
Magnificent medieval fortress still towers over town after 700 years
Thanks to restored spiral staircases in its great towers you can walk a complete circuit around the battlements of Conwy Castle. We highly recommend it. This is one of the most magnificent medieval fortresses in Europe.
In the distance rise the craggy mountains of Snowdonia and spread out below you are the harbour and narrow streets of Conwy – still protected by an unbroken 1,400-yard (1.3km) ring of town walls.
It’s enough to take the breath away. Especially when you consider that King Edward I and his architect Master James of St George built both castle and walls in a barely believable four years between 1283 and 1287.
Conwy takes its place alongside Edward’s other great castles at Beaumaris, Harlech and Caernarfon as a World Heritage Site.
This famous fortress is exceptionally well preserved. It contains the most intact set of medieval royal apartments in Wales. The high curtain wall and eight lofty towers rise almost as impressively as when they were built more than 700 years ago.
So don’t be afraid to climb those staircases, if you can, for the full Conwy experience. There isn’t a better place in Britain to stand on the battlements and dream.
Conwy Castle Guidebook World Heritage Site
Buy your guidebook online today
10% off for Cadw members!
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
Please note: during extreme weather conditions we may need to close monuments at short notice, please check our social media channels before visiting to ensure the site is open and safe to visit.
*Conwy Castle will be closed on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December, the castle will re-open on Wednesday 8 December.
Prices & Tickets
Assistance dogs only at this site.
Accessible toilets available at this site for visitor use.
Toilets available with baby changing facilities.
Bike storage area available in car park or close to site.
Access to upper levels of the castle are via staircases that can be narrow and difficult to navigate with restricted mobility. Please contact our on-site team for more detailed advice and guidance.
Tel: 01492 592358
On-site exhibition within monument.
Gift shop at this site offering a range of products and guidebooks.
Site guidebook available to purchase online and in selected visitor centres.
Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
Smoking is not permitted.
A portable induction loop is available.
Visitor toilets on lower level of visitor centre with baby change facilities.
This site is available to hire for events, filming and exhibitions.
Water refill station available at this site.
Cadw free public WiFi available at this site.
Postcode LL32 8AY
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Telephone 03000 252239
Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY
For contractors, educational visits and deliveries please ring 01492 592358