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Smallest House in Great Britain

The smallest house in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House is nestled on Conwy’s beautiful quayside in North Wales. The petite house brings thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, so why miss out?

The red painted terraced house measures a tiny 72 inches wide and 122 inches high. This well known attraction once belonged to a local fisherman named Robert Jones. Standing 6 foot and 3 inches tall, Mr Jones had just enough room to fit a single bed, a stove and a coal bunker. Even due to it’s size, surprisingly the house has had numerous tenants since it was built but Robert Jones was the last occupier in 1900.

There are various theories why the house was built and still to this day no one quite knows why. In the past there has been plans to demolish the small house but the community has always stood together to save the unique attraction. The house really does have to be seen to be believed!

The attraction has recently been refurbished and is well worth a few minutes of your time looking around this enchanting little house.

There is a lady who stands outside the house in traditional Welsh dress in the summer months selling charming gifts for passers by. She knows a lot about the history of the house and is delightful to talk to.

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Opening Times

Spring and Autumn

10:00 - 16:00

Summer

10:00 - Late

Longer hours may be considered upon prior arrangements for school trips, parties etc.

Admission

Adults - £1.00

Children- 50p

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