Smallest House in Britain
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Smallest House in Britain

Smallest House in Britain
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The Smallest House in Great Britain is a one up, one down cottage measuring just 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Built as an infill between two rows of cottages, it was lived in until May 1900 when it was condemned as being unfit for human habitation. The last tenant was a 6' 3" fisherman called Robert Jones. Quirkily, the owner at the time was another Robert Jones, who, in a bid to save the cottage toured the country with the editor of the local newspaper measuring every other small house to confirm that it was, indeed, the smallest house in the country. The Smallest House is still in the hands of Robert Jones' family
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California3,033 contributions
    A Quick Photo
    I wasn’t going to pay 2 pounds to peer inside the smallest house in Britain. I mean, like, it’s a closet, and I have plenty of those back home. Located along the waterfront, the lady collecting your money has a persuasive intent. Just stop and take a picture and spend the money you didn’t spend on a pint up the road.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,039 contributions
    Fun Little House
    Not much to see here (literally!), but it is kinda cool to take a quick photo and say you've seen it. It's located right on the waterfront with lots of activities and restaurants nearby. NOTE: According to our tour guide, the former owner actually went all over the UK, measuring other small houses, just to validate the claim of the "Smallest House in Britain".
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Steve Buckley
    London, United Kingdom6,320 contributions
    Well worth seeing for novelty value if nothing else!
    My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Llandudno and earlier today we visited the nearby Conwy Castle (Review to follow). Unbeknown to us we also came across the UK’s Smallest House on Conwy Pier. It would be easy to miss if it wasn’t painted red but there is also a lovely lady outside dressed in a traditional Welsh costume. Unfortunately, there was a queue to see inside the house (£1.50 for adults) and we were pushed for time so perhaps next time we’re passing by!!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Melanie W
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom64 contributions
    Loved this … does exactly what it says on the tin
    My family really enjoyed this sneak peak into the smallest house in Great Britain. Entry is £1.50 for adults and £1 for kids. And though you are only in there for a few minutes it’s a great bit of Welsh history. Yes it might be a tourist trap but who cares if you enjoy the experience. A bit of fun. The Welsh lady outside was lovely. Diolch.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Escape from Reality
    Kent, United Kingdom136 contributions
    Quirky attraction to add to your visit to Conwy
    I found this attraction and added it to the list of places to visit before we left for holiday thinking if we have the chance we would stop by and peek inside and that’s what we did. We didn’t make a special trip here, just stopped by if we were in Conwy. The story of the house is interesting and it’s ownership too, the house has remained in the ownership of Robert Jones' family ever since and is currently owned by his great, great granddaughter. There is an attendant outside collecting entrance fees, taking photos and selling small inexpensive trinkets. She was dressed in traditional Welsh costume and happily sharing interesting facts about the the ‘smalls’. For £1 for children and £1.50 for adults it was worth it to see inside and listen to the audio inside. Hope this review was helpful to anyone considering this quirky attraction
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • baxterbeagle
    Geraldine, New Zealand135 contributions
    Lovely, quirky, and fun tourist trap.
    This is one of those places that you just stumble across, which turns out to be incredibly fun. You only spend about 5 minutes in the house itself as honestly there isn't much to see once inside. But hearing the history from the friendly and knowledgeable ticket lady is very interesting.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Stewart C
    Chatham, United Kingdom1,074 contributions
    Worth a visit for what is a quirky experience.
    We visited the Smallest House in Britain whilst on a trip to Conwy on a weekday morning. We had driven to Conwy and there is ample (pay & display) car parking available in the town. The smallest House is quite literally as described and a visit here will not take you long, the downside to this is that it can only accommodate a couple of visitors at a time so get here early before the queue starts to build. There is a small fee to enter the house and the lady taking the money was very friendly and offered to take our photo outside the front door. Once inside the, the interior effectively comprises two small rooms, one downstairs and one up and is very cramped. Too small even to take meaningful pictures! On the day of our visit, an audio commentary gave the story of the house and some other useful information. Worth a visit to say you have been here for what is a quirky experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Tom T
    33 contributions
    Curious and Charming
    Bargain price though it is a short experience. Mind blowing though and fascinating. For the price you really can't grumble and it's a cool thing to see. Enjoyed this more than the castle if I'm honest and I thought the castle was great. The lady selling the tickets was excellent at her job and very well imformed. It's right by the quay which is a pretty little spot.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
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bevkitkat
Emersons Green, UK208 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Stayed at Conwy for a week and found this smallest house. . Wow amazing house and lady lovely outside telling lovely stories of the past
Written 5 November 2023
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andrewjenny
Hervey Bay, Australia359 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Was closed when we visited so just got a picture at the front. Is on the river front so you won't miss it. Even though it is small. Worth a photo.
Written 23 October 2023
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Tom T
33 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Bargain price though it is a short experience. Mind blowing though and fascinating. For the price you really can't grumble and it's a cool thing to see. Enjoyed this more than the castle if I'm honest and I thought the castle was great. The lady selling the tickets was excellent at her job and very well imformed. It's right by the quay which is a pretty little spot.
Written 1 October 2023
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,074 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited the Smallest House in Britain whilst on a trip to Conwy on a weekday morning. We had driven to Conwy and there is ample (pay & display) car parking available in the town.
The smallest House is quite literally as described and a visit here will not take you long, the downside to this is that it can only accommodate a couple of visitors at a time so get here early before the queue starts to build. There is a small fee to enter the house and the lady taking the money was very friendly and offered to take our photo outside the front door. Once inside the, the interior effectively comprises two small rooms, one downstairs and one up and is very cramped. Too small even to take meaningful pictures! On the day of our visit, an audio commentary gave the story of the house and some other useful information.
Worth a visit to say you have been here for what is a quirky experience.
Written 20 September 2023
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Neil T
Wolverhampton, UK232 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
I absolutely loved this, pictures don't do it justice, you need to experience it in person, cheap entry and a little audio tour once your inside the house.
Written 16 September 2023
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realdeal_9
north east england725 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Called by and watched nearby from harbour wall as big long Que to get in ,lovely tiny red house apparently £1.50 to go in for about 2 mins ,only 1 lady staffed here dressed up in welsh clothing but ran ragged doing everything to having picture took,taking money,taking them inside and selling souvenirs hectic for her,would have maybe went in if crowds less but seen it now from outside so fine.
Written 14 September 2023
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Ceri R
Bwlch, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I loved it, It's a lovely, short activity that doesn't break the bank. We had a picture outside and got given some postcards that we sent. Well worth a look to appreciate what we have now.
Written 16 August 2023
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baxterbeagle
Geraldine, New Zealand135 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is one of those places that you just stumble across, which turns out to be incredibly fun. You only spend about 5 minutes in the house itself as honestly there isn't much to see once inside. But hearing the history from the friendly and knowledgeable ticket lady is very interesting.
Written 9 August 2023
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Emma S
13 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Absolutely amazing to see as it's truly a piece of history it stands out while your walking down the harbour with its brightly coloured red walls
It's very reasonably priced and the lovely ladies who work there even take your picture for you while you wait your turn to go in
Written 7 August 2023
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Escape from Reality
Kent, UK136 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I found this attraction and added it to the list of places to visit before we left for holiday thinking if we have the chance we would stop by and peek inside and that’s what we did. We didn’t make a special trip here, just stopped by if we were in Conwy.

The story of the house is interesting and it’s ownership too, the house has remained in the ownership of Robert Jones' family ever since and is currently owned by his great, great granddaughter.

There is an attendant outside collecting entrance fees, taking photos and selling small inexpensive trinkets. She was dressed in traditional Welsh costume and happily sharing interesting facts about the the ‘smalls’.

For £1 for children and £1.50 for adults it was worth it to see inside and listen to the audio inside.

Hope this review was helpful to anyone considering this quirky attraction
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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