Built by Edward 1st as part of the conquest of Wales, this castle could be supplied by ship. For true castle buffs, it has both an inner and outer bailey as well as a true barbican. You can climb every tower and visit every room if you're so inclined.
In the narrow streets at the heart of Conwy, stands Plas Mawr, the 'Great Hall', built between 1576 and 1585 for the influential Welsh merchant, Robert Wynn.
The tall, lime rendered walls reflect the status of its builder as does its richly decorated interior. But do not let this rugged exterior deceive you, for within it is rich in ornamentation.
Plas Mawr is an architectural gem, the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era to be found anywhere in Britain.
Plas Mawr's authentic period atmosphere is further enhanced by furnishings (many original to the house) based on an inventory of the contents in 1665.
Visitors can take an audio-tour of the house which describes the restoration and the life of the Tudor gentry (not just Wynn's generous entertaining and feasting, but also the work of the servants which underpinned such a lavish lifestyle).