If you're in search of a great break in Wales you should kick start your holiday plans with a trip to Llanrwst, a delightful town less than 2 miles from the Snowdonia National Park. You'll be able to book all kinds of accommodation there, whether you're after family rooms or romantic cottages.
Llanrwst is probably best known for its wealth of historic attractions, including Gwydir Castle and its 19th century Almshouses. You can visit all of these attractions when you visit, as well as being able to explore the town itself and uncover all of its interesting heritage.
Taking a trip to Gwydir Castle is definitely one of the best things to do in Llanrwst. The castle is situated less than a mile from the town centre and dates from the 15th century.
Originally built as a fortified manor house, the castle sits on 10 acres of land, although it originally held up to 36,000 acres. Nowadays, the castle is a popular location for weddings and wedding receptions and offers accommodation, although guided group tours of the castle are still available upon request. You can find other historic places to stay in Llanwrst on iknow-wales now.
Other attractions in Llanrwst are numerous, so you'll always be able to find something exciting to do in this town. To learn more about Llanrwst's modern history why not visit the Almshouse Museum on Tan Yr Eglwys. This museum is housed in the 19th century almshouses that once gave a home to the poorer people in the town and, today, has important exhibits on the town's history.
Not only can you learn about how the almshouses were used, but you can also find out about the town's past industries and important events in Llanwrst, such as the holding of the National Eisteddfod in past years. There are also regular art exhibitions at the museum and while admission is free donations are encouraged.
Located close to Gwydir Castle is the Gwydir Uchaf Chapel, which was originally built in the late 17th century and features stunning paintwork. You can admire the delicate wood carvings and the intricately painted ceiling for free as well.
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