Not only is Conwy home to Network Yacht Brokers and Conwy Quays Marina, it is also home to the Medieval Castle and its accompanying walls. Built by Edward I in 1283 during his conquest of Wales. The castle has stood the test of time remaining fairly intact even though it has served little use for over 350 years. The last time it saw action was in 1646 when the parliamentary army laid siege to it for over 3 months before finally capturing it. Conwy Castle is one of North Wales’ favourite visitor attractions and is under the care of CADW the Welsh government’s historic environment service who prevent further decay to the grounds and walls and open the castle daily to visitors.
The smallest house in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House is nestled on Conwy’s beautiful quayside in North Wales. The petite house brings thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, so why miss out?
The red painted terraced house measures a tiny 72 inches wide and 122 inches high. This well known attraction once belonged to a local fisherman named Robert Jones. Standing 6 foot and 3 inches tall, Mr Jones had just enough room to fit a single bed, a stove and a coal bunker. Even due to its size, surprisingly the house has had numerous tenants since it was built but Robert Jones was the last occupier in 1900.
A variety of grade 1 and 2 listed buildings are still present in Conwy, Aberconwy House is thought to be the oldest dwelling in Wales and dates back to 1420, now managed by The National Trust, the house is thought by some to be haunted. Further up the High Street on the right hand side is Plas Mawr, an Elizabethan Townhouse built between 1576 and 1585. Plas Mawr is the finest example of an Elizabethan Town house and is said to be the best in Britain.
The beautiful riverside town of Deganwy benefits from a rail link to Llandudno and Llandudno Junction providing onwards services to Manchester and London. The railway was built as a link between the Quay and Wharfs for the exporting of slate which was brought to Deganwy by rail from Blaenau Ffestiniog, it was then loaded onto coastal steamships to be exported worldwide.
In more recent years the site of the slate wharfs has been transformed into a luxury marina complex complete with a 4* hotel and spa, housing and a 165 berth marina, managed by Quay Marinas who also manage our site over the river in Conwy.
Llandudno is a very elegant Victorian seaside resort, one of the last remaining in Britain. A real jewel in the crown, the famous Victorian Pier stretches out into the bay at the foot of the Great Orme. The famous crescent of hotels sweeping across the promenade is a great place to stay if you’re visiting the area. Llandudno is home to some famous attractions such as the Great Orme cable hauled tramway system which is the only one in Britain. If you decide to take the tram up the Orme, stop off halfway to pay a visit to the Great Orme Copper Mines, dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age they are thought to be the largest prehistoric mines in the world, tunnels which were carved out 2,000 years before the Roman invasion. Once a visit to the mine is complete, jump back on the tram and go to the summit where you’ll be greeted by extensive views of Conwy Bay to the West, stretching to Menai Straights, Anglesey and the mountains of Snowdonia. Looking North you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Isle of Man on the horizon or even the hills and fells of Cumbria and the Lake District. Back to the East you’ll see the sweeping Llandudno Bay and coastline views back towards Prestatyn and the Dee Estuary.
A glance to the South and you’ll see the Conwy Estuary joining the River Conwy and our base at Conwy Marina. We are situated in a prime location on the North Wales Coast that enables us to easily service customers who visit all the places mentioned on this page. We regularly do business with people from further afield who visit Conwy and the surrounding area on an almost weekly basis to enjoy their spare time in this beautiful part of the world. What better place to see it all than on a boat. From Conwy Marina you can easily sail to the bays, beaches, harbours and coves of Anglesey, the Menai Straights and further down the Llyn Peninsula to the popular resorts of Criccieth, Abersoch, Porthmadog and Pwllheli.
Known in the North West as the place to go to the seaside for a day trip at short notice. Colwy Bay sea front has recently undergone a regeneration process to improve the parking and beach facilities. Now accompanied by Porth Eirias, renowned celebrity chef Bryn Williams has opened up his own restaurant with sea views. Also within the Porth Eirias development there is an RYA training centre which offers canoe, windsurf and laser yacht hire aswell as tuition. Colwyn Bay’s top attraction is the famous Welsh Mountain Zoo, covering 37 acres it has a great variety of animals including 2 rare Snow Leopards.