Sychnant Pass House
Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy, LL32 8BJ, United Kingdom
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Fishing for pearls!
Fishing was also a main source of income for the locals, especially mussels from the Conwy estuary. In fact a pearl that is apparently very large was actually found here and is now part of the crown jewels. It was found during the reign of Charles II (1660-1685)!
Llandudno has retained its lovely Victorian and Edwardian buildings along the promenade. Most of which are hotels or apartments.
At the turn of the century Llandudno became very popular and someone having an eye for the future decided a cable car from the bottom to the top of Great Orme would bring in the money. Which it certainly did. Construction of the cable car took 15 months and it was opened in July 1902.
At the top of Great Orme a small hotel was built, that has seen many owners during its lifetime. During the war years it was used by the Royal Air Force as a radar station. After the war it was owned by a champion boxer who became into financial difficulties and ended up shooting himself!
In the 1980's a dry ski slope was built on the Orme.
Inside Great Orme are copper mines that date back thousands of years and visitors can view these mines.
I will just add that when I was about 11 years of age, we went on holiday here, that is me =, my brother and my mum. We decided to climb Great Orme, and when we got to the top my mum was so terrified she refused to move until we got the Air Rescue helicopter to come and 'save her'!!!! However my brother who is a year younger promised he would look after her and led us back down to safety! I wasnt scared at the time, but how things have changed as now I would be terrified like my mum was of the height!
Built in 1300 to be the home of a wealthy merchant, Aberconwy House is the oldest house in Conwy and is believed to be the oldest town house in Wales.
Admission: £3, child £1.50, family £7.50. Groups £2.50, child £1
Climb the Walls!
The Town Walls of Conwy are judged as the finest in Britain. The construction of the Walls went hand in hand with that of the Castle and were completed by 1287. They are really well preserved and together with the Castle have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can take the steps up to the walkway at the top of the walls from various points in the town. The views from the top are incredible allowing you a great vantage point over the town, estuary and beyond.
You are allowed to wander around the Town Walls for FREE. Some parts of the pathway is uneven and there are a few inclines but you will be rewarded with some great views and photo opportunities once you get there.
Plas Mawr, (Welsh meaning - Big Mansion) is the finest example of an Elizabethan House in Britain. It was built between 1576 and 1585 for the influential Welsh merchant, Robert Wynn. The lavishly designed interior and ornamental plasterwork is a joy to see, once inside keep a look out for the 'R W' coat of arms - it can be seen many times in a number of different rooms. The rooms are decorated and laid out with furnishings of the Elizabethan era. The Kitchen was one of my favourite rooms, it had a huge stone grate together with a cast iron cooking pots and utensils laid out ready for the preparation of dinner. I also enjoyed the plasterwork and vivid colours on the friezes in the great hall which also had a great fireplace. At the rear of the house you can enjoy the splendour of the Elizabethan garden which has been re-created to portray the plants and herbs which would have been grown by the Wynn family.
This is definitely another of the highlights of Conwy for me, I thorougly enjoyed looking around and would highly recommend it.
As Plas Mawr is now in the care of Cadw, you can buy a joint entrance ticket for both the Castle and Plas Mawr as long as you will be visiting them both on the same day. (See website below for details)
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Sychnant Pass House
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Address: Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy, LL32 8BJ, United Kingdom