Conwy

One of the most memorable B&Bs on our travels in Britain was Whinward House in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. The 1890s Coaching Inn had been renovated beautifully and hosts, Chris & Janis made us very welcome. After a good night sleep

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and a hearty home cooked breakfast,

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we strolled along the river walk

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to the walled market town of Conwy.

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The smallest house in Great Britain, 3.05m x 1.8m, was occupied from the 16th century to 1900. The last tenant was a 6’3” fisherman and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation.

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The living area on the ground floor had room for coal and an open fire

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while the cosy bedroom was upstairs.

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We explored Aberconwy House, a 14th century merchant’s house and the oldest recorded dwelling in Wales.

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No visit to Conwy would be complete without experiencing the castle.

The castle and town walls were built between 1283 and 1289.

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Glimpses of the River Conwy could be seen through the windows

and the interior of the castle has been remarkably preserved.

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Someone had a very comfortable home.

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The perspective of the castle changed as we climbed higher

and the views of the river and countryside were beautiful.

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The suspension bridge was completed in 1826 to replace the ferry across the River Conwy and is now only open to pedestrians.

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We bade farewell to Conwy Castle

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and returned along the river walk. The tide had risen, the name of this boat seemed very appropriate.

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We wandered to the marina

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and enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Mulberry

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before another comfortable night at Whinward House.

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