Conwy is all about the castle, one of Wales’ finest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1282 following the conquest of Gwynedd. The shape of the castle was dictated by the rock it was built on, with 8 towers punctuating the soaring walls. Inside it is fun to explore, and you can enjoy amazing views of the countryside from the battlements. When it’s not cloudy outside, the views of Snowdonia are unparalleled. The 1200 meter long town wall was built at the same time as the castle, and you can walk part of the way around the wall for more great views. One of Britain’s finest Elizabethan town houses is Plas Mawr, built in 1585. Nearby is Abercronwy House, a well restored 14th century merchant’s dwelling that serves as a coffee shop, bakery, hostel, and antique shop. No visit to Conwy is complete without a visit to Bodnant Garden, over 32 hectares of plants and flowers from around the world.