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Conwy

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Conwy (formerly anglicised to Conway in English) is a town in Conwy county borough, North Wales, UK, which faces the resort of Llandudno across the Conwy Estuary. The town lies in the traditional county of Caernarfonshire.

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The walled town of Conwy
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Britain‘s smallest house. (Photo by Mick Knapton licensed under GFDL)

Conwy is one of Europe's finest examples of a medieval walled town. The magnificent Conwy Castle was built by Edward I in 1283 to 1289 and is a World Heritage Site.

Conwy has two other tourist attractions that help draw many visitors to the town. Thomas Telford built the Conwy Suspension Bridge which spans the River Conwy next to the castle. It was completed in 1826 and replaced the ferry at the same point. Telford cleverly matched the bridge's supporting towers with the castle's turrets. The crossing of the Conwy river has always been a problem and today the A55 road goes under the river by tunnel. The bridge is now in the care of the National Trust. The Quay House at the quayside in Conwy is often touted as Britain's smallest house, its dimensions are roughly six feet wide by eight feet high.

Conwy is a convenient place from which to explore the mountains of Snowdonia.

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