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Smallest House in Britain

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Address: 11 Lower Gate Street, Conwy, Wales
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+44 1492 573965
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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THE SMALLEST HOUSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON, REOPENING IN 25th...

THE SMALLEST HOUSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON, REOPENING IN 25th MARCH 2017.

The Smallest House in Great Britain is a one up, one down cottage measuring just 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Built as an infill between two rows of cottages, it was lived in until May 1900 when it was condemned as being unfit for human habitation. The last tenant was a 6' 3" fisherman called Robert Jones. Quirkily, the owner at the time was another Robert Jones, who, in a bid to save the cottage toured the country with the editor of the local newspaper measuring every other small house to confirm that it was, indeed, the smallest house in the country. The Smallest House is still in the hands of Robert Jones' family

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A must, on a day trip to the main attraction, the castle, it's located on the harbour which is very picturesque. Also has lovely shops and cafes in the town. Great day out .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out of season so was closed however was nice to see took picture outside and nice to see such old attraction next time hope it's open so can see inside

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greeted by a lady in full welsh costume. A fascinating place especially for children where they can let their imagination wander about a large man living in a small house

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must, on a day trip to the main attraction, the castle, it's located on the harbour which is very picturesque. Also has lovely shops and cafes in the town. Great day out .

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so small it is difficult to believe it is a house. Situated on the quay at Conwy has to be worth visiting if in conwy.very quaint.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little which I believe could of been built for me has I'm only 5ft 5Inc. It is a pity it wasn't open when we visited the area in March. We will be going back though later in the year to have a look around it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Search for this place out of curiosity. It's unbelievable there's really such a small place to accommodate a human being. It's really look so cute for me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to believe that a 6ft 3 fisherman ever lived here. The house is really tiny and just so cute. A must see in Conwy !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was amazing spaces before amazing spaces. Entry a quid and will make you smile. How someone lived in this house for yesrs on end beggers belief. Easy to clean though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was very amusing to look at, who-ever was home was lying with there feet out the window when we walked past! Wouldn't spend a day trying to go and see it but if your in the area its worth a laugh

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Along the harbor near Conwy Caste is the smallest house in Great Britain. It is 2 rooms and only 6 ft. wide. How a 6'3" fisherman lived there is very interesting. Just another tourist attraction that we happened upon.

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