Conwy shown within the United Kingdom
|Population||3,847 (2001 census)|
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|List of places: UK • Wales • Conwy|
Conwy (formerly anglicised as Conway) is a town in Conwy county borough in north Wales, which faces Deganwy across the River Conwy. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude For Local government purposes Wales is divided into 22 Unitary authorities, which are responsible for the provision of all local government services including education Geography It contains the major settlements of Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Colwyn Bay The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales. From 1974 until 1996 it was a county with a County council, and was divided into six districts Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Llandudno postcode area, is a group of UK Postal districts covering North Wales (but excluding areas near the English The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. North Wales Police (Heddlu Gogledd Cymru is the Territorial police force responsible for policing North Wales. The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru is the fire and rescue service covering the predominantly rural principal areas The Welsh Ambulance Service (also called the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust or Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaethau Ambiwlans Cymru) was established on April 1 1998 Wales is a Constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 4 MEPs using the D'Hondt method of Party-list proportional representation This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Conwy is an Electoral constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The National Assembly for Wales (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales. Aberconwy is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales, created for the 2007 Assembly election. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in Wales Lists of This is a list of Towns and Villages in Conwy county borough, Wales. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Anglicisation or anglicization (see -ise vs -ize) is a process of conversion of verbal or written elements of any other language into a more comprehensible English A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan Geography It contains the major settlements of Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Colwyn Bay Deganwy is a small Town in the county borough of Conwy, Wales. The River Conwy ( Welsh: Afon Conwy) is a River in north Wales. The town lies in the ancient county of Caernarfonshire. Caernarfonshire (Sir Gaernarfon sometimes also spelt as Caernarvonshire and Carnarvonshire, is one of the thirteen historic counties and a former administrative
Conwy Castle and the town walls were built on the instructions of Edward I between 1283 and 1289, as part of his conquest of the principality of Wales. Conwy Castle (traditional Conway Castle Welsh Castell Conwy) is a Castle in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307 popularly known as Longshanks, was a King of England who achieved historical fame by conquering large parts of Wales and almost Conwy was the original site of Aberconwy Abbey, founded by Llywelyn the Great. Aberconwy Abbey was a Cistercian foundation at Conwy, later transferred to Maenan near Llanrwst and in the 13th century was the most important Genealogy and early life Llywelyn was born about 1173 the son of Iorwerth ap Owain and the grandson of Owain Gwynedd, who had been ruler of Gwynedd until his death Edward and his troops took over the abbey site and moved the monks down the Conwy valley to a new site at Maenan. The parish church still retains some parts of the original abbey church in the east and west walls. Settlers were given incentives to move to the walled garrison town, which for decades the local people were forbidden from entering.
Across the estuary is Bodysgallen Hall, which incorporates a medieval watchtower that was later used as a signal place for Conwy Castle. Bodysgallen Hall is a Manor house in Conwy county borough, north Wales, near the village of Llanrhos, at 53°17'47 A watchtower is a type of Fortification used in many parts of the world
Conwy has other tourist attractions that help draw visitors to the town. Thomas Telford built the Conwy Suspension Bridge, which spans the River Conwy next to the castle. Thomas Telford (9 August 1757 - 2 September 1834 was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. Conwy Suspension Bridge was one of the first road Suspension bridges in the world The River Conwy ( Welsh: Afon Conwy) is a River in north Wales. It was completed in 1826 and replaced the ferry at the same point. Telford matched the bridge's supporting towers with the castle's turrets. The bridge, which is now open to pedestrians only, together with the toll-keeper's house, is in the care of the National Trust. The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organization in England, Wales
Robert Stephenson built the Conwy Railway Bridge, a tubular bridge for the Chester and Holyhead Railway in 1849. Robert Stephenson FRS (16 October 1803 &ndash 12 October 1859 was an English Civil engineer. Conwy railway bridge carries the North Wales coast railway line across the River Conwy between Llandudno Junction and the town of Conwy. A tubular bridge is a Bridge built as a rigid Box girder section within which the traffic is carried This is still in main-line use with a station on the North Wales Coast Line within the town walls. Conwy railway station serves the ancient walled town of Conwy and is located on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line. The crossing of the River Conwy has always been a problem and today, in addition to a modern bridge serving the town, the A55 road goes under the river by tunnel, built between 1986 and 1991. The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway, is a major road in Britain. The old mountain road to Penmaenmawr runs through the Sychnant Pass, at the foot of Conwy Mountain. The Sychnant Pass ( Welsh: Bwlch Sychnant, sychnant = dry stream/valley in North Wales, leads from Conwy to
The National Trust owns Aberconwy House, which is Conwy's only surviving 14th century merchant's house. Another fine house open to the public is Plas Mawr (great mansion) built in 1576 by the Wynn family and now in the care of Cadw. Cadw (to keep is a Welsh government body with the mission to protect conserve and to promote the built heritage of Wales. The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found on the quay. The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found on the Quay, in Conwy, Wales. It is in the Guinness Book of Records with dimensions of 3. 05 metres x 1. 8 metres. It was lived in since the 1500's (it was even inhabited by a family at one point) and lived in until 1900 when the owner a (6ft fisherman – Robert Jones) was forced to move out on the grounds of hygiene. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully. The house is still owned by his descendants today.
Conwy Morfa, a marshy spit of land on the west side of the estuary, and was probably the location where golf was first played on Welsh soil. The Conwy Morfa (Morfa Conwy is a piece of originally marshy-sand based spit north of the western end of the modern A55 entrance to Conwy in Conwy county borough It was also where Hugh Iorys Hughes developed and later built the famous floating Mulberry Harbour, used in the invasion of Europe in World War II. Hugh Iorys Hughes (born Bangor; died 1977 was a Civil engineer who designed the Mulberry harbours used in Operation Overlord. A Mulberry harbour was a type of temporary Harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including