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Excursion 1: Conwy Castle
Tour Code: HOY-001
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 1/2 hours)

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This half-day tour takes you to marvelous Conwy Castle, considered by many to be the most impressive of all the Welsh castles. Boasting massive towers and a well-preserved wall that soars to an imposing height, the Castle is truly an awesome sight to behold.

Starting off from Holyhead, your journey will take you across the island of Anglesey and a short distance along the North Wales coastline to the old town of Conwy. Here, your guide will take you on a guided tour of this picturesque Welsh fortress. The present castle was begun by Edward I in 1283 and although ruined now, remains dramatically striking as it stands by the River overlooking a somewhat peculiarly designed pair of bridges that bring the road and railway into the town.

From the castle runs the original medieval town wall which is 1400 yards long and has an average height of 30 feet. This was built at the same time as the castle and is the best example in Britain of the defense works introduced by Edward I. Conwy's old wall is virtually intact all around the town, fortified with 21 towers and 3 gateways. As a result, Conwy town center has never been over-run by modern development (all of which has happened outside the walls) and therefore, retains a wonderful ambiance.

Following your castle tour you will have some free time to wander through streets that remain essentially the same as they were in medieval times or join the guide for a half-hour walking tour. After your tour of both the Castle and the highlights of the walled town, you'll re-join your coach for the return to Holyhead.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking - some of it over uneven and cobbled surfaces. There is also a slope to negotiate and steps required to access the castle. Participants should be in good physical condition. The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the possibility of rain. Order of sites visited may vary.

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