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Conwy is acclaimed for the Castle and the Town Walls, but Conwy has much more to offer including Plas Mawr, the Elizabethan town house, Aberconwy House the oldest merchant's town house in Wales, and St Mary's Church that was once the church of the original Cistercian Abbey. But Conwy also has another claim to fame, Conwy mussels. For generations family businesses have harvested the mussels in the Conwy estuary, and they still gather the mussels in the traditional way. But there is another lesser known by product of the mussel industry. Pearls. Visit the Mussel Museum on the quayside and learn about the history of pearl fishing from Roman times; discover whose crown once housed a Conwy pearl; find out how mussels are harvested today; see the state-of-the-art mussel purification tanks. Find out how to enjoy this tasty treat – considered by some to be an aphrodisiac?
Please scroll down the page for more information and more pictures of Conwy. I start with a few pictures of Conwy and the Quayside. I then use the Quayside as the start point for a small walk around the town to visit a few attractions.
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Holidaymakers boarding the boat for a trip around the bay, from the Quay Conwy

Conwy Mussel Museum, The Quay
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Conwy Quay with Conwy Mountain in the background
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Exit the Quayside and enter the town via the Archway in the Wall into High Street
Walk through the Arch, turn left into Castle Street, and the first house across the street is Aberconwy House, the oldest town house in Wales

Proceed along Castle Street  toward the Castle

Half way along the street turn right and walk up the lane into St Mary's Church yard. Exit the church yard by the west facing gate, turn right toward High Street
Turn left in High Street toward Lancaster Square and admire the Statue of Llewelyn the Great

Leave the Square and walk back down High Street to Plas Mawr the finest example of an Elizabethan Town House
On leaving Plas Mawr walk up the lane to the Oriel Gallery at the top of the hill.


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