One of the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain, just 8 minutes drive from Bodysgallen Hall
Built for King Edward 1, by Master James of St George, it is one of his Welsh castles built between 1277 and 1307, and at an estimated £15,000 was the most expensive of all. It has two barbicans (fortified gateways), eight massive towers and a great bow-shaped hall. Once up on the battlements, you have breathtaking views across mountains and sea.
Under the protection of CADW (Welsh word meaning 'to protect'), the Welsh Government's historic environment service, Conwy Castle along with Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle, has been part of the Castles and Town Walls of Edward 1 World Heritage Site since 1986.