Conwy Town Walls
Conwy Town Walls
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  • EESW1
    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom4,689 contributions
    Don't miss the latrine block...
    As well as building the castle, Edward I built walls around the town below. These are still some of the best preserved town walls in the country, with only parts of the walls along the quayside missing. Most of the walls are also walkable with steep steps accessing them at the gateways or where the road cuts though the walls. It is worth walking the walls just for the good views across the town. You really can see the layout and how it relates the the castle. A slight word of caution - the wall walk isn't particualrly wide and is also fairly rough. The stones can be slippery after rain. Don't miss the twelve latrines built along the outside of the walls to the west of Mill Gate. (You can';t see them from the walls so have to go outside. ) These were built for use by Edward I’s logistic corps (the equivalent of today’s civil service) whose building was outside the castle on the site of the car park.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 April 2023
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California3,033 contributions
    Perfect Historical Walk
    What a wonderful experience to walk along the walled fortifications while admiring the outstanding scenery of this unique location. The best part is that it is free. There are multiple locations for accessing the wall, so just keep walking and eventually you’ll come upon a stairway giving you access to the ramparts. Take your time and appreciate the history that the town of Conwy has lovingly preserved. Great job!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Elizabeth M
    Vancouver, Canada15 contributions
    Wonderful walk around this ancient city
    Loved the walk around the town on these ancient walls. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, town and the castle itself. Recommend skipping the castle itself and just doing the walk. Such an inspiring ancient town and history. My fit but very elderly nonagenarian mother managed the walk around the walls, too, although there were uneven parts.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Escape from Reality
    Kent, United Kingdom136 contributions
    A bustling and beautiful Welsh town
    Conwy is a bustling and beautiful town bursting with independent giftshops, trinkets and antiques stores and traditional pubs galore. With lots of small parking lots dotted around the town it’s just a case of driving around until a space comes free. Conwy isn’t huge and it doesn’t take long to stroll around but it’s so worth it, we didn’t go to the castle but we did walk up the walls around the castle, around the quant town and along the harbour. Here’s what we did on our visit to the town: - Had the most delicious roast dinner at Erskins Pub, chosen because of its fab reviews and it didn’t disappoint - Visted Great Britain’s Smallest House - Grabbed a welsh made traditional ice cream and ate it in the rain. There is a visitor centre in Conwy which is helpful to discovering more. Hope this has been helpful for anyone thinking of a visit to Conwy
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Babyschnookers
    Castleford, United Kingdom44 contributions
    Brilliant, free way to see Conwy!
    We passed through Conwy on our way to Pwllheli. We parked near a section of the walls and accessed via some stairs. We followed the walls to the castle and then descended. Obviously not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs as lots of steep sections and stairs! We did not go in the castle but visited the shop and visitors centre. We then walked down to the harbour area and had fish and chips. We rejoined the walls at the far side of the harbour and ended back where we joined near the car. In total spent about 2 hours in Conwy and really enjoyed it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • chicf1
    Cradley Heath, United Kingdom60 contributions
    Interesting history, lovely views, challenging walk!
    Whilst visiting Conwy we decided to walk the city walls after our trip to Conwy Castle. Walking the walls is a really nice free activity to do whilst visiting this town. There's some information boards along the walk with some historical information about the town and the walls which was interesting and the views of Conwy (and beyond) from there are really lovely, great for some nice photo opportunities particularly down by the harbour. It is worth noting however that the walk can be a little difficult. There are some very steep slopes (and by the time we got to the last one we were both already worn out and struggled with it) and the ground is mostly uneven adding an extra challenge. The path is quite narrow too making it a little tricky if people are coming past in the opposite direction. Regardless we both really enjoyed our walk of the walls and would happily recommend doing this whilst visiting the town if you're able to.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
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jjbjnj
Warrington, UK74 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
They call it the best free show in town and it truly is! We started at the sea end and the walk was steep in places with plenty of steps along the way. The views were fantastic and we could see for miles from the estuary right over to the castle itself where our walk ended. It takes about 30 minutes in total, but you can get on the walls part way along. Would definitely recommend but not suitable for those who don't like heights or struggle with mobility.
Written 25 February 2024
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Jb-tb
Rotterdam, The Netherlands184 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
A highly recommended attraction in Conwy: great views over the sea, the castle and the cute town of Conwy itself. The walk is not difficult, but you must be physically able to ascend and descend a bit here and there.
And: completely free!
Written 29 September 2023
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Caroline D
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Conway is indeed a beautiful place with friendly people and lots to see and experience, however it is let down by the lack of public toilets. We parked our car on a large car park which had signs stating there were toilets , however they were closed, then we followed the signs for the toilets in the town but the signs disappeared and we couldn't find any toilets, eventually had to use some down by the marina and they were awful, very disappointing.
Written 22 September 2023
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,074 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited a section of the Town wall in Conwy whilst on a one-day visit to the town in August. We drove to Conwy and there is a good amount of (pay & display) parking nearby. We walked the section of wall immediately adjacent to the castle out of curiosity and using it to get some elevated views of the castle itself. Access to the walls is free and the visitor may walk as much or as little as suits their needs.
It seems curious to our contemporary values that there was a time when towns were enclosed behind fortified walls with gates that were closed after dark to protect the population from others who meant them harm. With a bit of imagination, one can feel the loneliness of doing sentry duty along these walls peering into the darkness for unexplained movements. Not as impressive as other examples such as York but nevertheless an enjoyable and scenic way to walk around the town.
Written 21 September 2023
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chicf1
Cradley Heath, UK60 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Whilst visiting Conwy we decided to walk the city walls after our trip to Conwy Castle. Walking the walls is a really nice free activity to do whilst visiting this town. There's some information boards along the walk with some historical information about the town and the walls which was interesting and the views of Conwy (and beyond) from there are really lovely, great for some nice photo opportunities particularly down by the harbour.

It is worth noting however that the walk can be a little difficult. There are some very steep slopes (and by the time we got to the last one we were both already worn out and struggled with it) and the ground is mostly uneven adding an extra challenge. The path is quite narrow too making it a little tricky if people are coming past in the opposite direction. Regardless we both really enjoyed our walk of the walls and would happily recommend doing this whilst visiting the town if you're able to.
Written 4 September 2023
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Babyschnookers
Castleford, UK44 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We passed through Conwy on our way to Pwllheli.
We parked near a section of the walls and accessed via some stairs. We followed the walls to the castle and then descended. Obviously not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs as lots of steep sections and stairs!
We did not go in the castle but visited the shop and visitors centre.
We then walked down to the harbour area and had fish and chips.
We rejoined the walls at the far side of the harbour and ended back where we joined near the car.
In total spent about 2 hours in Conwy and really enjoyed it.
Written 30 August 2023
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dg2014jg
Magnolia, TX920 contributions
Jul 2023
I really enjoyed the castle and the walls. It just seemed as if I was able to explore more here in Conwy then in other stops on our British Isles tour. There was a lot of freedom to just walk around.
Written 17 August 2023
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baxterbeagle
Geraldine, New Zealand135 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It's free with fantastic views from the watch tower at the far end of the town back to the castle. It only takes about 30 minutes to walk the entire length. I highly recommend
Written 9 August 2023
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Matthew P
London, UK4,278 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It's best described as a narrow path up in the sky. If you don't like heights, then it may be wise to give it a miss. Steep in parts going up and down. Great views from the high points. You can walk all around the walls.
Written 4 August 2023
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Escape from Reality
Kent, UK136 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Conwy is a bustling and beautiful town bursting with independent giftshops, trinkets and antiques stores and traditional pubs galore.

With lots of small parking lots dotted around the town it’s just a case of driving around until a space comes free.

Conwy isn’t huge and it doesn’t take long to stroll around but it’s so worth it, we didn’t go to the castle but we did walk up the walls around the castle, around the quant town and along the harbour.

Here’s what we did on our visit to the town:

- Had the most delicious roast dinner at Erskins Pub, chosen because of its fab reviews and it didn’t disappoint
- Visted Great Britain’s Smallest House
- Grabbed a welsh made traditional ice cream and ate it in the rain.

There is a visitor centre in Conwy which is helpful to discovering more.

Hope this has been helpful for anyone thinking of a visit to Conwy
Written 3 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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