First up, you definitely must visit the castle. Built by Edward I in the late 13th century, it is absolutely magnificant. Usually all that remains of most castles is the shell of the outer wall, and perhaps a tower or two. But when you are walking around this one, you really can get a sense of the dimensions and layout of the inner rooms. As ever, I'm always amazed at how much has lasted for so many centuries on this island.
You can also climb several of the towers - be careful if you suffer from vertigo - and the views in every direction are just fantastic.
And where modern meets medieval: I loved this huge sculpture of Edward I entitled The King's Head by Gideon Peterson.
In complete contrast, Conwy also hosts The Smallest House in Great Britain. I love the traditional Welsh fabric used as a curtain. It hasn't been lived in for over a hundred years, but still has all the essentials, and is quite fun to quickly peep into.
Here's the view at the top looking roughly south east.
And roughly southwest. We didn't have time to play, but isn't this a fabulous mini-golf course? Or crazy golf as they call it in the U.K.
Llandudno also has the longest pier in Wales. The arcade was sadly shut by the time we arrived, but it was still fun to stroll along the planks.
And here's two beautiful views of the town from the pier.
For geographical and historical impact, these two towns certainly gave my guests the wow factor and put us all in the holiday mood!