Conwy Suspension Bridge
Conwy Suspension Bridge
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Sandra C
Rugby, UK426 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you can appreciate engineering then these are something to go and see. Built in 1826 by Thomas Telford the suspension bridge it is a feat of construction and interesting to look at. On one side is Robert Stephenson's tubular rail bridge completed in 1849 and though nothing to look at again a feat away ahead of its time. There is no charge to walk across it. If you go into the castle you do get a lovely view from above.
Written 22 January 2020
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK5,234 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Solo
Conwy is famous for its three bridges - the suspension bridge, the tubular railway bridge and the 'modern' road bridge, built in 1958.

The suspension bridge was built by Thomas Telford betweern 1822–1826 at a cost of £51,000, to replace the dangerous ferry crossing. It was part of his A5 route for a mail coach road between Holyhead and Shrewsbury. It was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world and the end supporting towers were built to match the towers of the castle.

The bridge was closed to traffic when the new rtoad bridge was opened, but is open for pedestrians. At one end was the toll keepers cottage still with its list of tolls and small garden. Unfortunately this is currently closed.
Written 15 April 2023
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HeatSeeker
Wrexham, UK4,924 contributions
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May 2021
See the wrought iron chains which hold the bridge. It is one of the first suspension bridges in the Western world, and worth a visit. Just imagine what it was like putting those heavy chains into place without modern machinery!
The bridge is now part of a one way footpath, and so is always open, which is great news for visitors. Telford’s bridge is wide enough for 2 way traffic, but the modern road bridge has a narrow footpath, which is why the National Trust has generously allowed the public free access to the suspension bridge.
So walk out of Conwy on the modern bridge, and enjoy some great views of the castle and quay. Cross the road by the traffic lights and walk back over the historic bridge. Have a good look at the plants in the toll house garden, and watch out for the walk around the towers at both ends, which give you a good chance to admire the structure.
It doesn’t take long, but it’s a shame to miss such a historic bridge.
Written 11 May 2021
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK1,954 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a very worthwhile and fascinating 100 metres long suspension bridge across the Conwy river which you can easily access by a gate at the foot of Conwy castle's walls and exit via a gate at the other end. It was designed and constructed nearly 200 years ago by Thomas Telford, I was surprised to find that the suspension cables have been anchored into the walls and rock structure of Conwy castle. A wonder of early engineering, now maintained by the National Trust. It is free to enter and walk across.
Written 26 November 2021
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theatkinsons1
York, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous bridge. The architecture is stunning from all angles. We crossed it a few times whilst on holiday in North Wales and it never got boring. Just thinking about how it was built, the design and how its stood the test of time is amazing. What a feat of engineering....fabulous!!
Written 20 February 2020
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MarpleTraveller
Marple, UK1,454 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
Impressive suspension bridge situated between the road rail bridges carrying modern traffic. No interpretation or story boards available on site but interesting to stroll across. Access from the right side of the road just behind the castle.
Written 23 March 2024
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chrisjbentley1960
Shrewsbury, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Typical of alot of UK holiday locations nowadays, pleasant but in need of some investment to bring it back to life.....tired looking shops and buildings etc. Remember going many years ago and it seems to be a bit more "run down" than I recall. But this is no different than many UK holiday resorts, which I guess is why people go abroad so much!. We had an otherwise enjoyable week however nonetheless.
Written 11 October 2022
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139Anne
Chester, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I found my way onto the Suspension Bridge at the end of a short break in Conwy. It can be reached by car from Conwy Rd on the westbound side just before the road bridge and there's a small amount of free parking there. But it's hard to access that end of the Suspension Bridge by foot because there's no pavement on that side of the road and the traffic is busy. A helpful local directed us to the other end of the bridge, reached by a footpath near to traffic lights at the east side of the Castle. It was well maintained with great views.
We admired the lovely cottage garden next the Toll House but it's a shame that the Toll House is no longer open, despite being restored and furnished in Victorian style back before Covid.
I'm thankful that this historic bridge has been kept open even though it now can't be used as means of getting anywhere.
Written 19 June 2024
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Tanya9se
Wales23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Was recommended visiting here whilst visiting a house in town, they were closing in half an hour so rushed down. You won't need a lot of time, the walk won't take long to cross the bridge, and the old toll house is quite small also, but well worth a poke around.
The gentleman at the house was very informative and answered questions which was great. It was quite amazing to see the history really.
Free if you're a member of the National Trust!
Written 29 September 2014
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Jan760
Gretna, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We walked over the bridge I. The rain and also in the sunshine, better view in the sunshine. The grandchildren enjoyed walking over it.
Written 17 August 2019
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