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Today we headed further up the coast to Conwy. Although small town there was a lot to see. As we entered Conwy two dominant features strike you - Conwy castle and the Conwy Suspension Bridge.

After parking we decided to start our exploring by walking the old town walls. The walls were quite narrow and had some interesting slopes but gave some great views over the town to the castle and the estuary. We then walked along the estuary as the sun was starting to shine -it might just be July!

The castle dominates the town and was built for Edward I. It was started in 1283 and took five years to build with 1,500 men.

Anchored to the the castle walls is the Conwy Suspension Bridge designed and built by Thomas Telford in 1826 as part of a road improvement scheme to improve better communications to Ireland after the Act of Union. The bridge was the main road route until 1958. Alongside the suspension bridge is the wrought iron tubular railway bridge built by Robert Stephenson.

Our final stop was the Aberconwy House a medieval building dating from about 1300. During its life it had many uses from a bakery, temperance hotel and a sea captains house.



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