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Cadw Historic Sites

Cadw are the custodians of several very important cultural sites and properties throughout North Wales, throughout Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey, this includes those which are close to the Elm Tree including:

Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr is Britain’s finest example of Britain’s townhouse of the golden Elizabethan Age. The house’s name translates to English as ‘The Great Hall’ and it is frankly the best surviving specimen of an Elizabethan townhouse anywhere in the United Kingdom. View the well-preserved Elizabethan features within the home and decorative features that make it stand out starkly from other homes you have seen in your lifetime. This home is adorned with badges, and coats of arms that boasts a superior social status within the community. Owner Robert Wynn and his wife Dorothy claimed descent from the princes of Gwynedd themselves.

Conwy Castle

This magnificent medieval fortress towers over the town of Conwy 700 years after its construction. The spiral staircases have been restored and mean that you can witness the view from the top of the towers of the impressive castle and medieval town beyond.  It’s enough to take your breath away. The castle itself is in fantastic condition and it makes for an amazing day out for all the family to enjoy – embrace the history.

Conwy Town Walls

This is all a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The town walls are some of the most complete medieval fortification walls in all of Europe. They stretch around the town of Conwy in an almost uninterrupted fashion. They run for three-quarters of a mile and can be climbed and walked along – you can relive the life of a medieval guardsman as they patrol the town walls. This incredible wall system sports 21 towers and three original gateways along their length – if you have a head for heights then you can take a walk along the top of the wall and view Conwy’s quaint medieval streets from above.