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Conwy
Population 3,847 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SH775775
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Constituent country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CONWY
Postcode district LL32/LL31
Dialling code 01492
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament Conwy
Welsh Assembly Aberconwy
European Parliament Wales
List of places: UKWalesConwy

Coordinates: 53°17′N 3°50′W / 53.28, -3.83 Conwy may refer to any of the following: Conwy, the town in North Wales, United Kingdom Conwy County Borough, a principal area of Wales named after the river (which is wholly within the county borough) Conwy, a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Conwy [county borough] is a local government principal area in north Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... This article is about the country. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The LL postcode area, also known as the Llandudno postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberdovey, Abergele, Amlwch, Arthog, Bala, Bangor, Barmouth, Beaumaris, Betws-Y-Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Bodorgan, Brynteg, Caernarfon, Cemaes Bay, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Corwen, Criccieth, Denbigh, Dolgellau, Dolwyddelan, Dulas, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Fairbourne, Gaerwen... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in north Wales. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the predominantly rural principal areas of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham in North Wales. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Welsh Ambulance Service (also called the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust or Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaethau Ambiwlans Cymru) was established on April 1, 1998 and has 2,500 staff providing ambulance and related services to the 2. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Conwy is an electoral constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The National Assembly for Wales (NAW or NAfW) (Welsh: ) is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales. ... Aberconwy will be a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales, created for the 2007 Assembly election. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in Wales Lists of places within principal areas List of places in Anglesey List of places in Blaenau Gwent List of places in Bridgend List of places in Caerphilly List of places in Cardiff List of places in Carmarthenshire List... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the principal area of Conwy, Wales. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Conwy (formerly anglicised as Conway) is a town in Conwy county borough in north Wales, which faces Deganwy across the River Conwy. The town lies in the traditional county of Caernarfonshire. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Conwy is a county borough in north Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Deganwy is a small town in the county borough of Conwy. ... The River Conwy, or, in Welsh Afon Conwy , is a river in North Wales. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... Caernarfonshire, also known as Carnarvonshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Gaernarfon, is a maritime traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by the Irish Sea, E. by Denbighshire, S. by Cardigan Bay and Merionethshire, and W. by Caernarfon Bay and the Menai Straits, which separates it from Anglesey. ...

A view of the original walled town, viewed from one of the towers. Conwy Castle is visible to the right, with the suspension bridge barely visible.
A view of the original walled town, viewed from one of the towers. Conwy Castle is visible to the right, with the suspension bridge barely visible.

Conwy Castle and the town walls were built on the instructions of Edward I between 1283 and 1289, as part of his conquest of the principality of Wales. Conwy was the original site of Aberconwy Abbey, founded by Llywelyn the Great Edward and his troops took over the abbey site and moved the monks down the Conwy valley to a new site at Maenan. The parish church still retains some parts of the original abbey church in the east and west walls. Settlers were given incentives to move to the walled garrison town, which for decades the local people were forbidden from entering. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1337 KB) A view of the original walled town of Conwy. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1337 KB) A view of the original walled town of Conwy. ... Conwy Castle in its present state. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who tried to do the same to Scotland. ... Aberconwy Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located at Conwy and later at Maenan near Llanrwst which in the 13th century was the most important abbey in North Wales. ... Llywelyn ap Iorwerth ( 1173–April 11, 1240) was a Prince of Gwynedd and eventually ruler of much of Wales. ...


Across the estuary is Bodysgallen Hall, which incorporates a medieval watchtower that was later used as a signal place for Conwy Castle. Bodysgallen Hall is a manor house in north Wales near the village of Llanrhos. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... A watchtower is a type of fortification. ...


Conwy has other tourist attractions that help draw visitors to the town. Thomas Telford built the Conwy Suspension Bridge, which spans the River Conwy next to the castle. It was completed in 1826 and replaced the ferry at the same point. Telford matched the bridge's supporting towers with the castle's turrets. The bridge, which is now open to pedestrians only, together with the toll-keeper's house, is in the care of the National Trust. Thomas Telford (August 9, 1757 - September 2, 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. ... Conwy Suspension Bridge. ... The River Conwy, or, in Welsh Afon Conwy , is a river in North Wales. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ...


Robert Stephenson built the Conwy Railway Bridge, a tubular bridge for the Chester and Holyhead Railway in 1849. This is still in main-line use with a station on the North Wales Coast Line within the town walls. The crossing of the River Conwy has always been a problem and today, in addition to a modern bridge serving the town, the A55 road goes under the river by tunnel, built between 1986 and 1991. The old mountain road to Penmaenmawr runs through the Sychnant Pass, at the foot of Conwy Mountain. Statue of Robert Stephenson at Euston Station, London Robert Stephenson FRS (October 16, 1803–October 12, 1859) was an English civil engineer. ... The western end of Stephenson‘s bridge across the Conwy right next to the castle. ... Section of the original wrought-iron tubular Britannia Bridge standing in front of the modern bridge A tubular bridge is a bridge built as a rigid box section within which the traffic is carried. ... Conwy railway station serves the ancient walled town of Conwy and is located on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line. ... The North Wales Coast Line is the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead. ... The A55 at Warren Mountain The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway, is a major road in Britain. ... Penmaenmawr is a town in the county borough of Conwy, traditional county of Caernarfonshire, north Wales. ... The Sychnant Pass The Sychnant Pass (Welsh: Bwlch Sychnant) in North Wales, leads from Conwy to Penmaenmawr via Dwygyfylchi. ... View down Conwy Mountain, with the town of Conwy in the distance. ...

Conwy Town Walls
Conwy Town Walls
Britain's smallest house.
Britain's smallest house.

The National Trust owns Aberconwy House, which is Conwy's only surviving 14th century merchant's house. Another fine house open to the public is Plas Mawr (great mansion) built in 1576 by the Wynn family and now in the care of Cadw. The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found on the quay. It is in the Guiness Book of Records with dimensions of 3.05 metres x 1.8 metres. It was lived in since the 1500's (it was even inhabited by a family at one point) and lived in until 1900 when the owner a (6ft fisherman – Robert Jones) was forced to move out on the grounds of hygiene. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully. The house is still owned by his descendants today. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 706 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 706 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Cadw is a semi-autonomous publicly-funded body which with the mission to protect, conserve, and to promote the built heritage of Wales — the Welsh equivalent of English Heritage and Historic Scotland. ... Britains smallest house. ...


Conwy Morfa, a marshy spit of land on the west side of the estuary, and was probably the location where golf was first played on Welsh soil. It was also where Hugh Iorys Hughes developed and later built the famous floating Mulberry Harbour, used in the invasion of Europe in World War II. The Conwy Morfa is a piece of originally marshy-sand based spit, north of the western end of the modern A55 entrance to Conwy. ... Hugh Iorys Hughes (Born ???, died 1973) was a civil engineer who designed the Mulberry harbours used in Operation Overlord. ... A Mulberry harbour was a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Trivia

  • Conwy is referenced in World War Z (Max Brooks' fictional account of a Zombie World War) as the place from which British armed forces launch their eventual reclamation of Britain.

World War Z (abbreviated WWZ) is a novel by Max Brooks which chronicles the fictional titular Zombie World War. It is a follow-up to his previous book, The Zombie Survival Guide. ...

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Conwy Castle - Great Castles of Wales (434 words)
The walled town of Conwy with its castle is on the main coast road (A55) from Chester to Holyhead.
Conwy castle is one of the most picturesque of Welsh castles and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.
Taken toghether the castle and the town walls of Conwy, planned as a single unit, are the most impressive of all the fortresses raised by King Edward I to subdue Wales.
Conwy: Information from Answers.com (558 words)
Conwy (formerly anglicised as Conway) is a town in Conwy county borough in North Wales, which faces Deganwy across the river Conwy.
Conwy Castle was built by Edward I between 1283 to 1289 and, together with the castles and walls of Harlech, Caernarfon and Beaumaris, is a World Heritage Site.
Conwy Morfa, a marshy spit of land on the west side of the estuary, and was probably the location where golf was first played on Welsh soil.
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