This walk visits the historic Deganwy Castle in the town of Deganwy, Conwy. The town is a lovely place for a walk with a south facing beach, contemporary marina and attractive quay. There's also lots of wildlife to see in the adjacent Conwy Estuary and an excellent viewpoint from the ruined castle on this walk.
You can start the walk from the town's train station and then follow footpaths a short distance up to the site. Here you will find the atmospheric castle ruins perched at a height of 110 m (361 ft) above the town. The original fortress dates from the early middle ages and was later rebuilt in stone for King Henry III during the 13th century. The castle was subsequently destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales in 1263.
PostcodeLL31 9PJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Deganwy Castle Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Deganwy Castle Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Deganwy Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Deganwy Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you cross the river you could visit Conwy Castle and enjoy a climb to Conwy Mountain for more history and great views.
Just to the north is the popular coastal town of Llandudno where you can visit the wonderful Great Orme Country Park and Little Orme. The two beautiful headlands are major walking highlights of the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.