Conwy Castle Site Entry Tickets
10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Pre-book your tickets online in advance to guarantee entry and please remember:
- purchased tickets cannot be transferred or refunded — please check you’re able to attend on the date and time you have booked
- book a ticket for every member of your party for the same time slot
- bring your face mask, to be worn in all indoor areas
- arrive for the time allocated on your ticket — in order to ensure safety and the smooth running of the site. No entry before 10am or after 5.15pm
- 1st year English Heritage and Historic Scotland members are entitled to 50% reduced price entry; please book a free member ticket and pay your reduced admission on arrival
- the Cadw app is not currently available.
Site-specific information for Conwy Castle:
- self-guided visit — average time up to 1 hour, information panels on display and a guide book may be purchased
- no smoking – including in outdoor areas
- pets – other than guide dogs – are not permitted
- there is no wheelchair or mobility scooter access into the monument — entry may be difficult for those with mobility issues, due to the steep ramp and steps that must be navigated. If in doubt, please contact the site to check before booking
- prams and pushchairs can be taken into the ground floor of the castle, which is uneven in places, but please be aware that entry is via a steep ramp followed by fifteen steep steps
- ancient monuments can be dangerous — with some high levels and steep drops. Climbing on the walls is not allowed and children must be supervised at all times. Visitors are warned to take every care to avoid accidents.
If you are feeling well and so are the people you live with you’re welcome to visit Cadw sites as they re-open. If you or people around you have flu or common cold-like symptoms please stay at home and book your tickets at a later date. If you become ill after booking your tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check our social media channels before you visit in case of any site closures. If in doubt please call the site directly before you travel. Some of our sites may have restricted access during this period, with some small or narrow spaces not accessible. Site telephone numbers can be found on our website: cadw.gov.wales
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable due to our need to strictly control the number of people onsite at all times. Should the site close for any unforeseen reason all ticket purchases for that period will be automatically refunded. Please contact us if you do not receive your refund within 10 working days.
If you have reserved free tickets, your ticket may be invalid without an accompanying membership card or proof of promotion.
The following free entry categories must be accompanied by proof of membership to validate your ticket; Cadw member, English Heritage Member, Historic Scotland Member, CSSC member, Monument Pass holder, Local Residents’ Pass holders, Senior Pass holders.
Any free ticket without the backing of the above will be invalid. Please note that this does not apply to disabled visitor and companion access. If you are in doubt whether you qualify for free entry please email email@example.com
1st year English Heritage and Historic Scotland members are entitled to 50% reduced price entry; please book a free member ticket and pay your reduced admission on arrival.
Please have your ticket ready to scan before you enter the site, along with any valid membership cards.
Please at all times adhere to the site safety signage and any government restrictions in place regarding social distancing. New government guidelines may be in place between booking your ticket and visit our sites – please make sure you are aware of all mandatory safety measures before visiting our sites.
For your safety we are: restricting visitor numbers to safe levels; ensuring social distancing; providing hand sanitiser stations and implementing enhanced hygiene routines in toilets and any communal open areas.
One way systems may be in place and some of our sites may have restricted access during this period, with some small or narrow spaces not accessible.
Cadw is a member of the ‘We’re good to go’ scheme.
Cadw is supporting the NHS Test and Trace scheme as part of our promise to keep both staff and visitors as safe as is possible.
If you need to book tickets and are unable to do so online, please call us on our helpline number:
Open daily 10am–4pm
For site-specific enquiries:
Conwy has two pay-and-display car parks conveniently situated for the castle, both owned and operated by Conwy County Borough Council. The short-stay car park (Vicarage Gardens) is located outside the castle entrance. The long-stay car park (Morfa Bach) is about a five-minute walk away.
Directions to short-stay car park:
Drive into Conwy across the road bridge and take 2nd exit at mini-roundabout (straight ahead). Then take first left into Vicarage Gardens Car Park. Spaces are limited, especially during busy periods.
Directions to long-stay car park:
Drive into Conwy across the road bridge and take 1st exit at mini-roundabout (left). Then take first right into Morfa Bach Car Park. After paying and displaying, walk through the subway and take either the steps (left) or the ramp (right) to proceed to the castle. At the end of the steps/ramp, go through the arch between the two towers and turn sharp right. Walk beside the wall at the back of the short-stay car park until you see the 'Welcome to Conwy Castle' sign, a little ahead to your left. Castle entrance is to the left of this.
For current parking times, durations, charges and payment methods see: Conwy Car Parks and Paying for Car Parking. Cadw accepts no responsibility for the validity of any information contained therein.
If arriving by train:
Exit Conwy railway station via the steps into Rosemary Lane and cross over to the opposite footpath. Bear left and then turn right into the main road. Walk past the bus stop and Conwy Visitor Centre. Keep walking until you reach the short-stay car park, then follow the wall at the back of it until you see the 'Welcome to Conwy Castle' sign, a little ahead to your left. Castle entrance is to the left of this.
Note: Conwy station is a request stop with limited services. The nearest main station is Llandudno Junction.
From Llandudno Junction, walk into Conwy via the road bridge footpath. Cross the road at the traffic lights just before the mini-roundabout, turn to your right, walk on, cross over again (busy road) and proceed up the 'Castle Entrance' steps.
To walk Conwy Town Walls (from Castle):
(Note: the current one-way route runs opposite to that given in Conwy Castle guidebook.)
Leave Conwy Castle visitor centre. Do not take the steps to the left of the 'Welcome' sign; instead, keep to the right of the sign, walk past the bench and litter bin until you see a large tree a little ahead to your right. Climb the steps behind the tree to begin the wall-walk. This short section of wall, which runs along the back of the short-stay car park, is called 'Mill Gate' and takes only a few minutes to complete. (Please note that the Mill Gate section is locked 30 minutes before the castle closes. The remainder of the wall-walk is always accessible.)
After alighting from Mill Gate, the walk is interrupted because of the railway. To find part two, continue walking at street level past past Conwy Visitor Centre and the bus stop. Take first left into Rosemary Lane and stay on the left-hand footpath. Continue about halfway up the street. After passing the second entrance to a block of flats, just before the lamp-post, turn left and take the steps down to the arch. To the left of the arch, behind the railway station platform, is a spiral staircase. Climb these steps to continue the wall-walk down to the harbour, keeping to the one-way system.
Allow 30-40 minutes to complete the walk (steep in places and care must be taken).
The final stretch of wall along the quay has lost its battlemented parapet and cannot be walked on. To complete the circuit, turn right after descending the steps near the final tower (Tower 5 in guidebook), pass through the modern arch and turn sharp right again through the medieval arch onto the quay. Then walk beside the wall (largely hidden behind modern buildings). Where the path forks in two, keep right and pass through another arch to leave the quay. This marks the end of the Town Walls. To return to the short-stay car park where you began, cross the road at the traffic lights, turn to your right, walk on, cross over again (busy road) and proceed up the 'Castle Entrance' steps.
There is no charge for walking on Conwy Town Walls.
To Plas Mawr (from Castle):
Follow the wall at the back of the short-stay car park. Where it meets the road, continue up to the square and cross the road at the traffic lights. Turn to your left and a little ahead you will see a statue with a fountain around it. Turn right at the statue into the High Street. Plas Mawr is about halfway down the street, on the left-hand side.
To Conwy Suspension Bridge (from Castle):
Leave Conwy Castle visitor centre, turn sharp left and down the steps to the road. Turn to your right and cross over (busy road), then cross again at the traffic lights. Turn to your right and walk about 200 yards down the footpath of Conwy road bridge. Cross over at the temporary traffic lights, turn to your right and walk along the Suspension Bridge (one-way system in operation).
Note: there is no entry to the Suspension Bridge from Conwy Castle.
Please select the date and time of your visit to view available tickets. ONE family ticket admits up to 5 people (2 adults & 3 children) if you require additional child tickets please reserve in a separate transaction.
You can purchase up to 10 entries per transaction. If you require more tickets, please place an additional order.