Conwy Castle

Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY, United Kingdom
+44 1492 592358


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  • 1283 - 1289 Built by Edward I, during conquest of Wales.
  • 1294 Withstood Winter siege by Madog ap Llywelyn.
  • 1399 Temporary haven for Richard II.
  • 1401 Held for several months by forces loyal to Owain Glyndwr.
  • 1642 - 1646 Held by Royalist forces loyal to Charles I.
  • 1646 Surrendered to Parliamentary forces.
  • 1665 Completely ruined and stripped of resources.
  • 1826 Road bridge constructed, increasing tourist numbers.
  • 1848 Rail bridge constructed, increasing tourist numbers.
  • 1865 Passed from Holland family to civic leadership of Conwy town.
  • 1953 Castle leased to Ministry of Works. Wide range of repairs and research in to castle's history carried out.
  • 1958 Second road bridge built.
  • 1986 Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • 2012 New visitor centre opened.
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