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


and a hearty home cooked breakfast,


we strolled along the river walk


to the walled market town of Conwy.


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.


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


while the cosy bedroom was upstairs.


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


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

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


Glimpses of the River Conwy could be seen through the windows

and the interior of the castle has been remarkably preserved.


Someone had a very comfortable home.


The perspective of the castle changed as we climbed higher

and the views of the river and countryside were beautiful.


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


We bade farewell to Conwy Castle


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


We wandered to the marina


and enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Mulberry


before another comfortable night at Whinward House.

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