Conwy Suspension Bridge
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Telford's design called for tall turrets modelled to echo the medieval battlements of Conwy Castle. The design is very similar to Telford's other Welsh masterpiece, the Menai Suspension Bridge joining Anglesey to ther Welsh mainland. The Conwy bridge runs parallel to a later wrought iron railroad bridge built by Robert Stephenson.
The bridge is exceedingly narrow, measuring only 2.5 metres across. The cables supporting the south end of the bridge are anchored into the rock on which the castle stands, and some parts of the castle had to be demolished to allow the cables to be anchored.
The bridge can easily be viewed from practically anywhere near the harbour mouth, including wonderful views from the Castle, which overlooks the bridge. The bridge is no longer open to road traffic, so visitors on foot have it all to themselves!
A very short stroll along the river front leads you to another National Trust property, Aberconwy House, a 14th century town house, believed to be the oldest surviving town house in all of Wales.
About Conwy Suspension Bridge
Address: Conwy, Gwynedd, Wales, LL32 8LD
Attraction Type: Historic Building - Bridge
Location: Next to Conwy Castle. Seasonal opening, see National Trust website for details.
Website: Conwy Suspension Bridge
Phone: 01492 573282
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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