Conwy is a medieval walled castle town and as such parking within the walls is a little restricted. There are two short stay public car parks; Vicarage Gardens and Market Place, situated within the walls. There is a further public car park adjacent to the outside of the town walls at the Western side of the town. A little further away there is a a large long stay public car park just outside the walls on the South Eastern side of the town; Morfa Bach. This is cheaper than the short stay car parks and there is a pleasant (and short) public footpath into the town through the ancient Mill Gate in the town walls. At weekends there is further car parking available at the County Council Offices at Bodlondeb, a short walk through the surrounding parkland to the town.
Things to see
Well, where do we start? Well the obvious place is the magnificent castle built by King Edward the First. This is a world heritage site and is under the care of CADW. Entrance to the castle is via the castle visitor centre in the Vicarage Gardens car park. Below the castle is Conwy's reknown suspension bridge looked after by the National Trust. They also care for Aberconwy House on the corner of High Street and Castle Street, believed to be one of the oldest surviving houses in the principality. Then there is Plas Mawr, one of the finest Elizabethan town houses in the kingdom. Again under the care of CADW. Don't be fooled though, the impressive Tudor facade on High Street is just the gatehouse!
A visit to the quay is also a must, if you have time take a different look at the town from the river on one of the sight seeing cruises provided by local boatmen. Whilst on the quay see Conwy's famed smallest house, the smallest house in Britain. In seaon fresh local mussels are available from the mussel processing plant on the quay.
The annual Conwy Food Feast never fails to recommend them. As well as the annual Food Feast Conwy also has two annual historic fairs. The Seed Fair in the Spring and the Honey Fair in the Autumn.
Don't forget walk around the town walls, most of them are open to the public, the access is free and the views are absolutely stunning!
The Tourist Information Centre is the red brick building on Rosehill Street opposite the entrance to the Vicarage Gardens car park and coach drop off point.
Public toilets are available on the quay. There are also toilets attached to the castle visitor centre just off the Vicarage Gardens car park. Several businesses in the town have also made their facilities available to the public.
There are cash machines available both inside and outside the Spar shop on High Street and at Lancaster Square (in the telephone box!)
The Railway Station (unmanned) is adjacent to the Market Place car park on Rosehill Street.
Bus stops to Bangor and the West are situated on Rosehill Street and those to Llandudno and the East are on Castle Street.
Conwy Police station is on Lancaster Square.