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Overview

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.

More about Conwy Castle


Opening times

9.30am – 5pm daily

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

9.30am – 6pm daily

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

9.30am – 5pm daily

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

10am – 4pm Monday - Saturday

11am – 4pm Sunday

Last admission 30 minutes before closing 

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


Prices

Category Price
Member - Join now
Free
Adult
£9.90
Family*
£28.90
Disabled and companion
Free
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans
£6.00
Seniors (Aged 65+)
£8.00

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Category Price
Member - Join now
Free
Adult
£12.10
Family*
£35.10
Disabled and companion
Free
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans
£7.30
Seniors (Aged 65+)
£9.70

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry.


Facilities

Assistance dogs only icon Accessible toilets icon Baby changing icon Bikes access icon Charging car park icon Digital trail icon Exhibition icon Gift shop icon Guidebook icon No drones icon No smoking icon Portable hearing icon Toilets icon School visits icon Venue hire icon Water refill station icon Wi-Fi icon

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.

Digital trails available on the Cadw app.

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. 

To book your free self-led education visit to this site, follow these simple steps in our self-led education visits section.

Discover our free facilitated educational activities.

While you're there, check out our free learning resources to help with your time travel adventure!

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.


Directions

Road
Conwy via A55 or B5106.
Rail
2km/1.6mls Llandudno Junction or 0.6km/0.4mls Conwy Station, on the Crewe-Llandudno Junction/Holyhead route.
Bus
200m/220yards, route No 5, Llandudno-Conwy-Bangor/Caernarfon
Bike
NCN Route No.5 (150m/164yards).

Postcode LL32 8AY

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.


Contact us

Telephone 01492 592358

Email
ConwyCastle@gov.wales

Address
Due to technical difficulties, our sites do not have computer access. Please ring our sites directly or send any e-mails to cadw@gov.wales

Conwy Castle
Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY