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"Where Snowdonia meets the sea"
Conwy -The Walled Town

Conwy - The Walled Town

Conwy Castle and its adjoining walled town was built by King Edward I between 1283 & 1289 at the mouth of the River Conwy. The town is the seat of the Conwy County Borough Council, the local government area that extends along the North Wales Coast from Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr in the west, via Conwy to Colwyn Bay, Abergele and Kimnel Bay in the east, and from Llandudno down the Conwy Valley south to Bodnant, Llanrwst, Betws y Coed, Dolwyddelan, Capel Curig and beyond.  Snowdonia (the Snowdonia National Park) extends northwards until it reaches the sea near Llanfairfechan between Conwy and Bangor.

Conwy's Famous Bridges - the river line view.
Photograph March 2008 © Elwyn Jones

More views of Conwy Castle and the town walls:

The southern towers of Conwy Castle.

The south-western walls and towers enclosing Conwy town.

Conwy's other remarkable bridge - the tubular railway bridge - designed and built by Robert Stephenson.



Conwy town, marina & waterfront panoramas seen across the estuary from Deganwy
(top right - bottom left)
with the Mountains of Snowdonia behind.


Deganwy Quay and the Conwy Estuary
Photograph April 2007 © Elwyn Jones



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Conwy & Llandudno Tourist Information Centres
All requests for information regarding tourism including brochures, guides, and leaflets etc.
and all questions concerning accommodation and official facilities in Conwy & Llandudno

should be addressed to The Conwy County Borough Council at
Conwy Tourist Information Centre
Castle Buildings, Conwy.
Telephone:  01492 592248   Email:  conwytic@conwy.gov.uk
or Llandudno Tourist Information Centre
The Library Building, Mostyn Street, Llandudno.
Telephone:  01492 876413   Email:  llandudnotic@conwy.gov.uk

Conwy and Llandudno are at the heart of the County Borough of Conwy, please click on the links below: 

Llandudno, Conwy & North Wales Websites compiled by
Noel Walley:

Llandudno - The Queen of North Wales Resorts
A pictorial guide to the natural and traditional attractions of the largest and most popular tourist resort in Wales.
Llandudno - The Victorian Extravaganza
An illustrated report on the annual May Bank Holiday Celebration held in the main streets of Llandudno.
Llandudno - Attractions
A guide to the many natural and traditional things to do in Llandudno, including tourism related attractions.
Llandudno - Town Trail
Get to know your way about Llandudno before you visit. Let your eyes and fingers do the walking as you follow the town trail in pictures. And the town trail is mostly on the level. Over 70 photographs.
Llandudno - The Marine Drive
The Victorian Carriage drive round the Great Orme headland is a marvellous drive by vintage motor coach, private car or cycle. It is a superb walk in any season
with grand views and a convenient resting point and cafe, half way round.
Llandudno - The Great Orme Tramway
photographic guide to this ever popular world famous street cable tramway. 
Llandudno - The Great Orme Tramway History
history of this world famous street cable tramway, one of only three remaining in the world. 
Llandudno - The Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars
From the Happy Valley base station to the Great Orme Summit is, at over one mile each way, the longest aerial cabin car line in the United Kingdom. Wonderful views in all directions.
Llandudno - The Very Best Local Links
Links to official and personal Internet sites illustrating the many attractions of the best North Wales resort.
Saint Tudno & the Free Trade Loaf
Llandudno takes its name from the sixth century missionary who brought the Christian faith to the people of the Great Orme. Visit the Great Orme church that bears his name.
The Great Orme Country Park
A guide to the scenic, historic and natural features of this limestone headland - including some unusual information in part two about Bavarian spiders and Kashmir goats.
The Little Orme
Little only when compared to the 'large and great' Orme.  It is a nature reserve today but in earlier times the scene of much activity.  Thankfully the stone quarrying has now stopped.  In the early days of the printing press, the first book to be printed in Wales (and it was printed in Welsh) was printed in a cave on the Little Orme.
Excursions from Llandudno
Llandudno is a wonderful centre from which to visit the many attractions of North Wales.
Llandudno - Our Lady Star of the Sea
Our Lady Star of the Sea - Ein Harglwyddes Seren y Môr - Times of Sunday and Weekday Services.
Llandudno - RC Church History
A history of the Catholic Church in Llandudno.
Llandudno - Stella Maris Centre
The Llandudno Parish and Wrexham Diocesan Conference Centre.
Llandudno Churches Together
Cytûn promotes Christian Unity in Llandudno and offers visitors a directory of the churches in the town and the times of church services on Sundays.

Virgin Trains Restore London to Llandudno Service
After an interval of forty years, daily through train service from London to Llandudno is revived.
Golden Bolt Ceremony on completion of the Welsh Highland Railway
After an interval of nearly fifty years, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are re-connected at Porthmadog.
The Probus Club of Llandudno
The Llandudno Probus Club established in 1973 by retired Professionals and Businessmen.
The Llanberis Pass
If you walk two or three miles down hill from Pen y Pass to Nant Peris you will see the finest valley in Wales.
Llandudno to the Isle of Man
If you hope to take a sail to Douglas whilst staying in Llandudno, this page will tell you all about it.
Llandudno Cruise to Anglesey
If you hope to Cruise round Anglesey whilst staying in Llandudno, this page will tell you all about it.
Llandudno Fireworks Display
A fine display for a November Evening with the illuminated pier as a backdrop.
Llandudno & the French Connexion
Links to Wormhout Llandudno's Twin Town in Flanders and to Mametz forged during the first world war.
Visit to Chester
Just an hour from Llandudno by train and there is one every hour - fine for shopping and for Roman history. There is a free bus from the railway station to the city centre every six minutes - show the driver your train ticket.
The Sychnant Pass
Conwy's hidden secret.
Visit to Caernarfon
Visit the castle, take a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway or sail on the Queen of the Sea.
Saint Trillo's Chapel - Rhos-on-Sea
This little chapel first built by Saint Trillo in the sixth century is the smallest in Britain with seats for six worshipers.
Visit to Bodnant Garden
Over 30 photographs of this famous garden taken in Spring and Autumn.
Around North Wales Photographs by Elwyn Jones.
The Prince of Wales & The Welsh Highland Railway
After 66 years passenger trains run again on the Welsh Highland Railway (Rheilffordd Eryri) to Rhyd Ddu on the slopes of Snowdon. And the first train was driven by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Change & Development in North Wales (1750-1950)
Notes following a local WEA Coleg Harlech ten week course of study.
Industrial Influence on the Landscape in Snowdonia
Notes following a University of Wales ten week extramural course of study.
The Saints of North Wales
A personal exploration by the author.
Conwy & Gyffin Church Services
Conwy & Gyffin Cytûn promotes Christian Unity in Conwy and offers visitors a directory of the churches in the town and the times of church services on Sundays.

Pont Fawr Llanrwst
The Conwy and Lledr Valleys
Through the Conwy & Lledr Valleys in photographs to Blaenau Ffestiniog & Porthmadog.

Other Local Websites:
Conwy Castle
The ancient walled borough of Conwy (now the county town) with its royal castle and very violent history.
Conwy Walking Tours
Pictorial walking tours of Conwy Town and the Town Walls.
Deganwy Castle
The twin rocks of Deganwy, Llysmaelgwn, focus of Welsh settlement and warfare for over a thousand years.
North Wales Attractions
More ideas of interesting places to visit from Conwy and Llandudno.
Conwy Physiotherapist

Crows Nest Farm Clinic on the Sychnant Pass Road.
Dwygyfylchi Holiday Cottage
Ronnie and Margaret Brown have their holiday cottage available for letting at Dwygyfylchi near Penmaenmawr.

Other Websites Compiled or Maintained by Noel Walley:

North Staffordshire Railway Passenger Services
A study of railway passenger timetables covering a period of over 90 years.
NSR Passenger Service Synopsis
A paper published in 'Staffordshire History' and in the journal of the North Staffordshire Railway Study Group.
Stoke-onTrent Railway Station
Photographs of this historic railway station.
Visit Almuñécar
Historic Resort on Spain's Costa Tropical - with many photographs.
Visit Jersey
With many photographs.
Magical Orkneys & The Castle of Mey
Photographic tour including the Italian Chapel on Lambholm and Skara Brae Neolithic Village.
French Holiday Home
Cottage in the charming village of Cozes, in the historic Charente Maritime département of western France.
Crich Tramway Museum
Photographs, including the Stoke-on-Trent 'Red Lion' tramway pub.

Llandudno Bay
Llandudno "Queen of the Western Watering Places"
The Victorians, always fond of comparisons, also called it the "Naples of the North".
Much earlier in 1837 they had grand plans to turn Saint George's Bay (as they then called it)
into a major harbour by the construction of a breakwater between the two headlands.
Fortunately the Government decided to spend its money on improving Holyhead harbour.

Photographs © 2004/5 by Noel Walley.  Updated January 2009

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