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Plas Mawr Elizabethan Townhouse

In the narrow streets of Conwy proudly stands an Elizabethan Townhouse, Plas Mawr. Built between 1576 and 1585, Plas Mawr also known as the 'Great Hall' was built for a prominent welsh merchant named Robert Wynn. The soaring lime rendered building reflects the status of it's builder and is the first rate surviving town house of the Elizabethan era to be found in Great Britain.

Plas Mawr stands as a symbol for prosperity, style and taste of Robert Wynn. The house is especially noted for it's exquisite interior. It has dramatically painted plasterwork and fine wooden screens and it has been fully restored to show off the properties wealth and status. It definitely is a must see building.

Visitors can take an audio tour of the house which describes the life of Robert Wynn, the house itself and the servants and workers who maintained this wonderful dwelling many years ago.

The Great Chamber is the original ceremonial center of the late sixteenth century household and now is available to hire as a unique venue for civil partnerships

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Opening Times

April - September

Tuesday - Sunday

9:00 - 17:00

Closed On Mondays, except Bank Holidays and specified event days.


Adults - £5.75

Children - £4.75

Family Tickets - £17.25

which admits two adults and up to three children under 16 years old



  Disabled Toilets



  Audio Tour

  Gift Shop

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