Conwy Vacation Rentals in the Medieval Walled Town of Conwy
Throughout history, many cities' populations built walls to surround their people and buildings for protection. Anyone visiting Conwy vacation rentals can immerse themselves in the past by imagining what life was like when the walls were built around Conwy. Today, Conwy cottages sit on land that was once part of a walled market town in medieval times. The walls still stand; however, they are more for looks than protection now. Many Conwy accommodations date back at least a century which helps visitors imagine how it once was to live in North Wales, United Kingdom.
Enjoy Visiting Conwy Castle While at Conwy Vacation Rentals
Conwy vacation rentals are located in downtown Conwy near Conwy Castle. The castle and its walls were constructed between 1283 and 1289 on the command of Edward I of England. Colwyn Bay and Penrhyn Bay provided attacking armies with easy access to Conwy, thus it was determined walls needed to be built around the city to protect. As a market town, it was very important to northern and eastern Wales to ensure the market could not be harmed. To build the walled city, which visitors to Conwy cottages can see today, Aberconwy Abbey had to be moved. Edward I moved the monks to a site in Maenan.
Maenan and the parish church are a short drive from Conwy accommodations. The east and west walls of the abbey church still stand and can be visited. For several years, the Welsh were forbidden to enter the walled town by English settlers. Travelers to Conwy vacation rentals may also want to visit Bodysgallen Hall. The hall was used as a watchtower and signal place for Conwy Castle.
Conwy Accommodations Are Close to the Conwy Suspension Bridge
Tourists are drawn to Conwy accommodations, such as
, not only for their affordability but also for their proximity to the Conwy Suspension Bridge and River Conwy. The bridge was designed by Thomas Telford in 1826 to help townsfolk cross the river. Today, the bridge is open for foot travel only allowing visitors to reach the toll keeper's house and other areas of the castle.
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