A pleasant stroll, plenty to do, plenty of history
Take a stroll along Conway Quay and enjoy stunning views over the harbour and the Conway Estuary. To the north are the twin towers of Deganwy Castle, a fortification built by the Welsh. It was eventually destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd to prevent Edward I making use of the castle during the last War of Welsh Independence.
At the western end of the quay, visit Britain’s Smallest House. A lady in traditional Welsh costume will welcome you to this delightful attraction, just 10ft tall. For a small charge you can go inside the two cramped rooms where the last occupant, a 6ft 3in fisherman had to stretch out his weary limbs.
Stroll alongside Conwy Town Walls, the most complete medieval town walls in Europe, built by Edward I. After passing a public house, the Liverpool Arms, you will see the twin-towered lower gate that enabled supplies to be brought in to the town from the quay. Walk on to Conwy Mussel Museum to learn about the 200-year-old tradition of raking this famous delicacy from the estuary bed.
Many events take place on the Quay including the Conwy Food Festival. This celebration of food, music and the arts takes place every October, and has become a very important date in the north Wales calendar.
At the eastern end of the quay, the bridges of Telford and Stephenson lie before you. Towering above is Edward I’s imposing castle.