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Conwy Castle

Conwy

Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Conwy town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Conwy's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Conwy (aka Conway) is a fabulous 13th century North Wales town on the banks of the River Conwy, overlooked by a delightfully complete castle. It also boasts Britain’s smallest house – 10 feet deep, 6 feet wide and 10 feet high. The last person to live there was a 6 feet 3 inch tall fisherman! Surrounding the town are medieval walls which are arguably the most intact anywhere – according to Max Brook's novel Zombies are unable to breach walls, so maybe this is Britain’s most secure town!

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Curious About... Conwy

  • An exploration of Conwy's town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the town's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Conwy in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the town - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. South Conwy to Castle - 1.25 miles / 2 kms
From the south side of ancient Conwy you walk to the foot of the town walls, in the presence of its looming castle. Past a church with beautiful statues, exit the town walls, then return to its historic centre. After catching a glimpse of some delightful gardens you’ll tumble out into a bustling harbour - people, boats, seagulls and sea – what a fantastic scene, before finishing your walk at the foot of the castle.
1.25 hoursNot OK because of Town Walls

2. Castle to Conwy Bridge - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
Starting at Conwy’s magnificent castle, you’ll pass its ancient guildhall, before circling a 12th century church, burial place for many a Welsh Prince. Walk down the High Street next, with its character shops and old world buildings. Back now towards the castle before descending to the pretty harbour and a final walk along the river bridge with its stunning views of the castle and the Irish Sea in the distance.
1 hourNot OK because of Town Walls

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

Downloads
You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"We took a couple of hours to do your two walks with the kids - great entertainment, wriggling our way round the streets and alleyways. Our three children loved walking on the walls (we were a bit more nervous!) and we felt we got to know Conwy so much better. Really glad we did it. Thanks!"


Latest Revision : October 2021


Conwy

Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail