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    Town Walls

    by sue_stone Written May 4, 2006

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    View of the walls from the top of the Castle
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    Favorite thing: Conwy is a wall-protected town. Home to some of the best preserved walls in the UK, you can really get a feel for their purpose, with their stone face and open backed design. The walls were built in conjunction with the castle, and were completed in 1286.

    Today the walls are still passable, and you can take a walk along many of the sections - which cover a distance of just under a mile. There are 21 towers and 3 of the original gateways still intact. If you are driving in Conwy you may have the good fortune to drive through a couple of these, as we did.

    Fondest memory: Although we didn't get the chance to walk along the ramparts, we did walk alongside the wall for a few sections and marvelled at their good condition.

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    Fishing for pearls!

    by bugalugs Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Conwy Harbour

    Favorite thing: 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)!

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    Slate

    by bugalugs Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Conwy Harbour

    Favorite thing: Slate was mined in Wales, and much of it was transported by the Blaenau Ffestiniog railway to Conwy where it was then shipped around the world.

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