Conwy and Castles

Start with Plas Mawr, Cadw’s masterpiece restoration of an Elizabethan townhouse, pop into the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art around the corner, then walk the town’s walls before finishing at the castle. Along with its counterparts at Harlech, Caernarfon and Beaumaris, Conwy Castle is the handiwork of Edward I and part of his campaign to subjugate the Welsh. All have been jointly designated a World Heritage Site and each warrants a visit, although probably not on the same day or even – unless you are a complete castle nut – on the same trip to North Wales.

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