Walk the walls of Conwy Town
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There are three places to join the walk on the walls around the town. I have started at the arch over Uppergate Street. Though the walk is not strenuous, the steps are quite steep, in parts, and there is no access for wheelchairs. Having climbed the tower, bear right and walk up to the highest point on the walls (there is a photo later showing the view from the town towards this point)
The view from here, across Conwy town, towards the castle is shown above. The estuary of the River Conwy can be seen, as can the "Cob" - the man-made spur of land prior to the bridges.
Looking inwards along Rosehill Street, towards Lancaster Square. You can see a variety of building styles.
From the turrets, looking left, you can see Conwy Mountain. From the top, on a clear day the views are superb - taking in Conwy, Llandudno, Deganwy, Penmaemawr and parts of the Snowdonia National Park. Well worth the effort - there is a good path all the way up!
The picture below is taken above the arch over Berry Street, which becomes Castle Street at the central junction - the Castle is visible in the distance.
Again, looking inwards from further along the walls, you can see across the roofs to the castle. Being a walled town, there isn't any room for expansion!
Walking a little further down the wall, there is a panoramic view across the Conwy Estuary. The village of Deganwy is situated to the left, and Llandudno Junction centrally. The castle can be seen (just about!) on the right of the picture.
An attempt at a bit of an 'arty' shot. The 'Queen Victoria' pleasure-trip boat (the white one) can be seen maneuvering near the quay. This boat takes many visitors on trips round the estuary and along the river.
You cannot walk much further along the walls here, unless you want to get your feet wet!
Double back and drop down into the town of Conwy and continue the wall walk from the opposite side of town (only a few minutes walk - it's a small town!) at the car park near the Visitor centre (where you can learn much more about Conwy's history)
The picture shows the view across town to the highpoint where you joined the wall earlier. The dark building in the centre is the Visitor Centre. (It's not really that dark - it's my photography!)
Coming to the end of the wall walk, by the castle itself, you can see that Conwy is a popular tourist town, even on a cold, wet day in March! These are in two groups, one from Germany the other from Japan. Visitors from all over the world come to Conwy - I hope you will too.
I have also constructed a "Conwy Town Tour" and am planning further sites including the Conwy Marina, Deganwy and Llandudno Junction and spectacular views of Conwy and surrounding areas (Snowdonia National Park, for example). I hope you have enjoyed this tour and found it useful please e-mail me with comments.
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