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Conwy Castle

"The Castle and also the town fortifications were erected by King Edward I, with Henry de Elfreton as the architect; they were completed in 1284, and occupied by the King and Court in 1290, upon the occasion of a Welsh rising. The monarch, however, was nearly starved out in his fortress through an unusual flood whereby provisions were unable to be sent across the river. Previously, however, he had passed a Christmas there and the assertion that Conway was really a combination of a castle, a palace, and a pleasant residence is perfectly legitimate." Extract from "British Castles" (Open Library)

Conwy Castle is in the care of Cadw on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales. Passes which give free admission to Cadw sites for three or seven days may be bought at staffed sites. Note that there is free admission to a number of Cadw sites.

Conwy Castle,
Rose Hill Street,
Wales LL32 8LD

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