Dog-friendly places to visit in Conwy, North Wales!

Looking for things to do in Conwy with your loved ones and furry friends? This walled town in North Wales just ten minutes from us is packed with history, breathtaking scenery, and hidden gems perfect for a memorable day out. Here’s a list of our favourite, must-visit spots in Conwy:

1. Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress, has towered over the town for over 700 years. It is the central point of the town with beautiful views and a huge suspension bridge you can walk too! Inside, walk along its restored spiral staircases and complete a circuit around the battlements for stunning views of the harbour and the craggy mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia). This well-preserved castle, part of a World Heritage Site, boasts the most intact set of medieval royal apartments in Wales. While dogs aren’t allowed inside the castle, they can join you on a walk along the town walls!

2. Walk Along the Castle Town Walls

Discover Conwy by walking along its 1.3-km-long medieval walls. These incredibly well-preserved walls offer an exhilarating experience with stunning views of Conwy Castle, the estuary, and Eryri. Be sure to hold on to your kids, its higher than you realise! Stretching nearly uninterrupted around Conwy’s medieval heart, the walls feature 21 towers and three original gateways, making it a cherished UNESCO World Heritage Site for all the family (including dogs) and its FREE!

3. The Smallest House in Great Britain

Nestled on Conwy’s quayside, the Smallest House in Great Britain is a national treasure, you can not visit Conwy without the obligatory selfie in front of the house with the traditionally dressed Welsh lady of the house! Just 72 inches wide and 122 inches high, it was occupied until 1900 and has since become a popular attraction.One of the last people to live there was a local fisherman who was 6 foot 3! Step inside this tiny house for a unique experience and a short history lesson. 

4. Crabbing and Boat Trips

Conwy’s quayside offers a variety of activities, including crabbing off the jetty, boat rides, and enjoying some delicious fish and chips or mussells. You can’t visit the sea side with children without experiencing crabbing…and the crabs here are HUGE! If crabbing is not your thing, then hop on the Queen Victoria for a cruise to see views up the Conwy River, towards the Conwy Valley, or out to the estuary for spectacular sights of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the Irish Sea. Wildlife cruises are also available, and best of all they are dog and pushchair friendly.

5. Historical Places – Plas Mawr and Aberconwy House

Plas Mawr: Known as the finest surviving Elizabethan town house in Britain, Plas Mawr is a stunning example of a wealthy merchant’s home from the golden Elizabethan age. Explore its 17 impressive rooms, Elizabethan garden, and vividly painted ornamental plasterwork.

Aberconwy House: This is the only medieval merchant’s house in Conwy to have survived nearly six centuries of history. Now owned by the National Trust, it offers furnished rooms and an audio-visual presentation that showcases daily life from different historical periods.

6. Bodlondeb Woods

Bodlondeb Woods, located between Bodlondeb Park and the Conwy Estuary, is a haven for wildlife and a perfect spot for a dog-friendly forest walk. Enjoy the numerous footpaths with wonderful views over the estuary and out to sea. The park also features tennis courts, a children’s play area, and a cricket and football field. One of our favourite things to do is the circular walk, you can walk through the woods, down to the beach (dog friendly) and continue around the coastal path back to the centre, it will tire out the kids and dog (maybe) with beautiful scenery all the way round.

7. Morfa Beach

Morfa Beach is a vast sandy bay, its one of our favourite places to visit with our dog. Enjoy building sandcastles, paddling, or simply taking in the scenic views. During the summer, treat yourself to ice cream from the beachside van and follow the coastal path to the marina for a meal at the dog-friendly Mulberry pub where you can bask in the sunshine and watch the boats pass by.

8. Food and Shops in Conwy

Conwy is filled with quaint, beautiful places to eat and shop. Explore the many charming shops within the town walls, many of which are dog-friendly. Enjoy fish and chips on the quay side (always a popular choice with Priscilla’s ice cream on the front) or dine with sea views at the ever popular Dylans. A favourite of ours is The Mulberry which has an outdoor play area, beautiful views on a large decked area overlooking the marina and is also dog friendly! We like to finish off at the Mulberry after taking the coastal path walk or the circular path through the woods for exceptional views and lovely food!

Ready to explore Conwy? Book your stay with us now to experience the charm of this medieval town and enjoy our cosy accommodations with hot tubs, perfect for families, couples, and pets. Visit our website for the best prices and special offers. Your adventure in Conwy awaits!

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