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Conwy without a car

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Conwy without a car

Hello all! Is it easy to get around Conwy without a car. We are doing a tour of other places in North Wales but were considering staying in and exploring Conwy ourselves? Is it a walkable town? Thanks!

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1. Re: Conwy without a car

The town is easy to walk around. In fact like most visitors, we park our car for the day on the edge of the town, and wouldn't move it until we leave.

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2. Re: Conwy without a car

Thank you!

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3. Re: Conwy without a car

Conwy is a beautiful town and an excellent place to stay. It will take you about 10 minutes to walk from one side of it to the other.

The railway station is right in the centre, with good connections to NW England or elsewhere in N Wales. If you don't have a car, it is surely the best base to see N Wales.

Loughton, United...
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4. Re: Conwy without a car

Very good centre; and trains/buses

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5. Re: Conwy without a car

Do you mean the county of Conwy or the town of Conwy Conwy is a small town and with a car is the bigger problem

Not much room in Conwy for cars . As already mentioned leave the car on the outskirts. There is a pay and display car park near the castle and other parking around the edges. You can drive through Conwy , it's a circular route and you might be lucky getting parked in one of the streets but it's a chore you can do without .

Walking inside the walls,walking along the medieval walls and along the quayside is a great way and the only way to enjoy Conwy town

But if you mean Conwy as a county / region then that's another matter


Edited: 20 February 2018, 22:48
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6. Re: Conwy without a car

There are enough attractions in Conwy for two relaxed days. After that you will probably want to take a bus or train somewhere - probably to Llandudno, or up to the mountains. But it's a good town not to have a car in. There are enough restaurants etc for more than two days.

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7. Re: Conwy without a car

Conwy station is a request stop and not many trains stop there but just across the river is a larger station at Llandudno Junction from where you can catch trains right along the coast and also down the Conwy Valley branch line which runs into Snowdonia.

If you're planning on using buses there are two options worth considering :-

Firstly there's an Arriva day saver costing £5.50 a day and which will get you to most parts of North Wales but obviously you can only use it on Arriva services - https:/…

Secondly there's the daily Red Rover ticket which costs £6.80 and which is valid on any bus (regardless of which company is running the service) in the counties of Gwynedd and Anglesey and on some services in Conwy County - https:/…Red-Rover-Tickets.aspx

The Arriva day saver is probably the best option if you're planning on travelling east from Conwy as Arriva have a near monopoly on the major routes in North East Wales but the Red Rover ticket would be better if you're travelling west from Conwy.

The Number 5, which passes through Conwy, runs every fifteen minutes and will either take you to Llandudno in the east or to Bangor in the west. From Bangor you can travel on deeper into Gwynedd (I'd recommend Caernarfon, Pwllheli and Criccieth as places to visit) or you travel on into Anglesey (where Beaumaris is the place to go). The number 5 is an Arriva service and is included in the Red Rover list so you can buy either ticket on this service.

You can plan journeys using the Traveline Cymru website - https://www.traveline.cymru/

Edited: 21 February 2018, 09:23
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8. Re: Conwy without a car

As has been said Conwy is not a large town and is very walkable. There are also buses and trains to hep you explore the surorunding areas, if you don't feel much like driving.

It is a great place for a base and is often recommended on here.

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