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“Interesting old house”
Review of Aberconwy House

Aberconwy House
Ranked #7 of 40 things to do in Conwy
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

It is interesting to walk round abnd explore, but compared with Plas Mawr it is a bit of a disappointment. If you want to spend you money on only one old house, go to Plas Mawr instead.

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

There was a lack of room stewards when we visited, so difficult to ask questions except in the main entrance room - but still worth checking out. The building isn't presented as a single snapshot in history, rather in each room you get part of the story. Virtually none of the furniture is original to the building, rather it is typical for the time and occupants.
Downsides: The gift shop has taken over the original ground floor, and a modern (but sympathetically-designed) staircase has changed the layout of the house quite considerably. The 19th century use as a Temperance Hostel seems a little underplayed.
I would not recommend this place to parents with young children: too many stairs and nothing to entertain them unless they already have a real love of history.

Thank Caulkhead_Curler
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The house itself is quite small (only two floors to see and a few rooms), but it was interesting to see the architecture and some of the furniture and other things from the various inhabitants of the house (from the seventeenth century and later). Also, there is no tour to help you understand the house's significance, but the staff is simply fantastic. They are more than willing to answer your questions and chat with you as long as you like.

There are far more impressive buildings to see on Conwy, but at only 3.50 for entry, you might as well take in Conwy House if you're in town for a spell. Plus, you can always shell out an extra fifty pence for a packaged deal that allows you to see the suspension bridge.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

What I thought was another boring old house, was transformed by the people showing us around and explaining the history of the house and the local area, it was first class.
We learnt about a Bread safe and the origin of the Cupboard, kids loved it
Go to the house to learn about Conwy then walk around the walls as you will understand it all better.

Thank zumo0
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Very interesting NT property, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. I had never seen a bread safe before, and also enjoyed reading about previous occupants. We were told that the fact the house became a temperance hotel is probably what saved it from being demolished with all its neighbours in Victorian times.

As we are NT members we didn't have to pay an entrance fee, but if buying a ticket, it also gives entrance to Conwyn suspension bridge and toll house.

Thank pco1
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