Llanrwst

This busy market town is a focal point for Conwy valley farmers and is an ideal touring centre for mountains, lakes and seaside.

The bridge spanning the river Conwy was built in 1636 and reputedly designed by Inigo Jones. Near by is Ty Hwnt I’r Bont, a courthouse in the 16th century and now a National Trust tearoom. The parish church of St. Grwst, which dates back to 1170, was rebuilt in 1470 and restored in 1884. It features a richly carved oak rood screen and a minstrel’s gallery above.

The adjoining Gwydir Chapel dates from the early 17th century and has several historically interesting features including memorials to the Wynn family of Gwydir, together with the coffin of Llywelyn the Great. The ancestral home of the Wynn family, Gwydir Castle houses a complete 17th century dining room where Charles  the 1st  may have dined.

The almshouses sited on the lane from Ancaster Square to St.Grwst’s church were founded by Sir John Wynn in 1610. With its many shops, restaurants and cafes and the delightful riverside walk, Llanrwst is a perfect stopping-off point for a relaxing sojourn.

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