Elen's Castle Hotel & Restaurant
“Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at this village hostelry” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Elen’s Castle was once owned by the Earl of Ancaster, who sold it to his gamekeeper. The latter opened it as a coaching inn around 1880. Now a family-run free house, it boasts an old-world bar with a wood-burning stove and an intimate restaurant with views of the mountains and Lledr River. Sample dishes include the gourmet burger with different cheeses and firecracker sauce, vegan Keralan red pepper and cauliflower curry, and Welsh Black beef pie.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £9
- Closed: 1
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About the area
The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.
Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.
Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.
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