Conwy Castle

There's not much left of the castle except the stones but you can walk around inside and up into the towers and around the castle walls.

We spent an hour and a half at Conway Castle where I tried to imagine what it was like in the 1200s which is where the book I’m reading right now is set. Yes, I planned that. 

A scale model of the castle and town helps to visualize what the area was like when the castle was active. 

There are great views of the estuary and the surrounding countryside from the castle walls and towers.

You can also get a good look at the three bridges into town. The oldest suspension bridge is now for pedestrians only. There’s a newer single arch bridge that carries the road, and two unique tunnel bridges that carry trains. The freeway is actually underwater. 

three bridges into town

More views of the castle. We thought this was the most impressive of the castles we saw (the others being Carnaerfon and Criccieth) but maybe that’s because it was the first one?

There are interesting statues inside the castle. Signage throughout provides information and stories of events that happened there.