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Britain’s finest town house of the golden Elizabethan age

Never was a building better named. Plas Mawr, or the Great Hall, is quite simply the finest surviving Elizabethan town house anywhere in Britain.

This was a golden age when fabulously wealthy merchants invested in mansions, rich fittings and lavish entertaining. Robert Wynn, third son of a local landowner, wanted a piece of the action.

He entered the service of Tudor diplomats and travelled to the most splendid royal courts of Europe. His fortune made, he bought a mansion house in Conwy for £200 and between 1576 and 1585 turned it into a celebration of his life, times and wealth.

The house’s main frontage is discreetly hidden away in a steep narrow lane. So the High Street gatehouse only hints at the grandeur within, as you rise via a series of terraces to explore 17 impressive rooms.

You won’t have to look far for clues about its creator. Wynn’s initials – R.W. – can be found all over Plas Mawr’s vividly painted ornamental plasterwork.

Over the centuries it became a courthouse, a school and even an art gallery. Perhaps this continual use enabled it to remain so miraculously intact. Four years of painstaking restoration have recreated the Elizabethan garden and returned all the light-filled rooms to their original glory.

How to visit

•    purchase your admission tickets on arrival (or book online)*
•    view our opening times and prices below
•    check Welsh Government health & safety advice before visiting.

*pre-booked tickets are non-refundable.

More about Plas Mawr

Opening times

Daily 9.30am–5pm

Last admission 4.15pm

Daily 9.30am–4pm

Last admission 3.15pm


Prices & Tickets

Category Price
Member - Join now
Disabled person and companion
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / Students
Seniors (Aged 65+)

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Blue Light Card holders receive 10% off admission (not available online)


Access guide icon Audio tour icon Baby changing icon Pay and Display car park icon Civil ceremony licence icon Digital trail icon Disabled person access icon Exhibition icon Garden icon Gift shop icon Guidebook icon Drone policy icon No smoking icon Portable hearing icon Refreshments icon School visits icon Toilets icon Venue hire icon Video presentation icon

Please read our accessibility guidance for information on how to plan your visit.

Plas Mawr — Access Guide

Toilets available with baby changing facilities.

The nearest pay and display car park is Vicarage Gardens in Rose Hill St.

There is limited parking on the High St for limited time.

There are no dedicated disabled parking spaces.

The venue is available for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies for a maximum of 40 guests.

Plas Mawr weddings

Join Dorothy Wynn for a virtual guided tour around Plas Mawr – Britain’s finest town house of the golden Elizabethan age.

Virtual Visits - Plas Mawr

Town centre location. There are many steps to negotiate throughout the property. Wheelchair access available to ground floor of main house only.

On-site exhibition within monument.

On-site garden.

Gift shop at this site offering a range of products and guidebooks.

Site guidebook available to purchase online and in selected visitor centres.

Please read our policy information about flying drones at Cadw monuments: read the guidance

Smoking is not permitted.

A portable induction loop is available.

Light refreshments are available.

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!

Visitor toilets are available at this site.

This site is available to hire for events, filming and exhibitions.

A video presentation is available at this site.


Conwy via A55 or B5106.
2km/1.3mls Llandudno Junction or 0.6km/0.4mls Conwy Station, on the Crewe-Llandudno Junction/Holyhead route.
200m/220yards, route No 5, Caernarfon-Conwy/Llandudno
NCN Route No.5 (150m/164yards).

Postcode LL32 8DE.

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

Contact us

Telephone 03000 252239


Plas Mawr,
High St, Conwy LL32 8DE

Plas Mawr mobile: 07392277592
For contractors, educational visits and deliveries please ring 01492 573605
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau’n Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.