District: Conwy - Conwy
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2805, -3.82378
Postcode: LL31 9SB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)
Built for King Edward I between 1283-87, Master James of St George's design at Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture. The distinctive elongated shape, with its two barbicans, eight massive towers and great bow-shaped hall, was perhaps determined by the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands. World Heritage Site. OS map 115: SH 783774
Pay-and-display parking nearby, toilets, guidebook available, site exhibition, giftshop, tourist information centre on-site.
Adult - £4.60, Concession - £4.10, Family - £13.30
A joint ticket for Conwy Castle and Plas Mawr is available:
Adult £6.85, Concession £5.85, Family £19.55
Entry is free for Welsh residents aged 60 and over or 16 and under who have a valid pass. To find out how to get one please go to the free entry scheme page.
01.11.09 - 31.03.10: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 16.00, Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
01.04.10 - 30.06.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
01.07.10 - 31.08.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 18.00
01.09.10 - 31.10.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
01.11.10 - 28.02.11: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.00, Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
01.03.11 - 31.03.11: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
Most sites are closed on 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Full details are available from Cadw Site Operations Unit, tel. 01443 336000. Last admission to this site is thirty minutes before closing.
Information from Cadw website