Conwy

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Conwy
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Conwy River

Conwy is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is the home of Conwy castle. The River Conwy is spanned by three bridges, the most impressive being Telford's suspension bridge built in 1826. At its entrance are two marinas, Conwy Marina and Deganwy Marina

Charts

British Admiralty
SC5609 - North West Wales including Menai Strait (Small Craft Folio)
1463 - Conwy Bay and Approaches
1977 - Holyhead to Great Ormes Head
1978 - Great Ormes Head to Liverpool
Imray
C52 -Cardigan Bay to Liverpool
2700 - North and West Wales Chart Pack

Weather

See Quay Marinas Weather Service.

Passages

See Wales.

Communication

See Wales.

Navigation

Entrance is via the Conwy Approach channel marked by the fairway buoy, red and white, at World icon.png 53°17.95′N, 3°55.55′W. Then follow the buoyed channel to enter the Conwy river. The channel is very narrow in some places and has several sharp bends. The channel and the position of the buoys changes regularly but up-to-date buoy positions and a pd of a map can be obtained from the Conwy harbour web site.

Harbour Master +44 (0) 149 259 6253

Berthing

Visitors should call prior to entering to be allocated a mooring or pontoon berth

Harbour Office, VHF Ch 14
Conwy Quay, Conwy LL32 8BB - +44(0)1492 596253

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

  • Conwy River

Amenities

Facilities
Water Available from both Marinas
Electricity Available from both Marinas
Toilets In the marinas
Showers In the marinas
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins at all marinas
Supplies
Fuel Diesel is available, subject to depth of water, from the new Quay Extension during Harbour Office opening hours
Call VHF Ch 14 or telephone the Harbour Office before coming to the pontoon
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Network Chandlery, +44 (0) 1492 580001
Services
Repairs TLC Boat Repairs, +44 (0) 1492 580820
Internet At Conwy Marina and Deganwy Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals In the town

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

Transportation

Conwy Rail Station has trains to Hollyhead and to England along the North coast. Walkable to Conwy Marina without too much heavy gear (or take a taxi), Deganwy station is a few minutes walk from Deganwy marina and on the same line.

Tourism

Places to Visit

  • Conwy castle was the third of Edward 1st's great castles
  • Conwy Visitor's Centre in Rosehill Street
  • Aberconwy House, owned by the National Trust, a 14th century house used for exhibitions showing the history of the town, and Plas Mawr
  • Britain's smallest house, a Victorian fisherman's cottage
  • Telford's suspension bridge built in 1826.
  • Robert Stephenson's splendid railway bridge from 1846
  • River trips offer spectacular views of the Conwy Valley
  • Trips from from the estuary go to Puffin Island, Anglesey and the Great Orme

Garbage Disposal

Bins at all marinas.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Wales.

Comments

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