Wind: 5mph East South Easterly, Visibility: Very Good, Sunrise: 04:47 BST, Sunset: 21:47 BST
Friday - White Cloud
Maximum: 15C, Minimum: 12C
Wind: 9mph West North Westerly, Visibility: Good, Sunrise: 04:47 BST, Sunset: 21:47 BST
Named after the river estuary it overlooks, Conwy is best known for its magnificent medieval castle and virtually intact town wall. A favourite with tourists and local communities alike the vibrant town centre is a melting pot of ancient and modern, so lovingly developed that the difference is virtually seamless.
With a coastline that has for many years been a favourite amongst the sailing fraternity it is no wonder that many of the town’s visitors are drawn to the lovely sheltered marina with it’s backdrop of natural Welsh beauty and excellent facilities. The Conwy Quays Marina boasts an impressive 500 secure pontoon berths, superb nearby boating and excellent cruising opportunities.
Ashore the fascinating walled town offers many delights. Picturesque narrow streets filled with architectural wonders including the 14th century Aberconwy House believed to be the oldest town house in Wales, Plas Mawr amongst finest remaining Elizabethan country houses and Britain’s smallest house. With lots of great places to shop, eat and drink it is easy to simply get lost in the town itself. But it would be a shame not to explore the surrounding countryside. The River Conwy itself for instance with its three famous bridges including Thomas Telford’s pioneering suspension bridge; there’s the beautiful Great Orme with its awesome panoramic views of Llandudno and the fascinating village of Portmerion that starred in 60s TV series The Prisoner.
With a truly enviable location, Conwy is an innately magical place. Its history, ambience and surroundings combine to create something almost dreamlike. It remains almost timeless yet has welcomed the march of time with open arms and embraces those who venture beyond its ancient walls. A place in which to lose oneself. A place of adventure. Above all Conwy is a place of peace, happiness and the very best of Welsh hospitality.