A warm welcome is assured at this long established, family-run working farm park adjacent to the…
The Hawk & Buckle Inn
“Old inn situated high in the hills of north Wales”
From high in the north Wales hills, this lovingly restored 17th-century coaching inn enjoys spectacular views across the local countryside to Blackpool Tower and beyond. The real ale selection includes Heavy Industry and Purple Moose Glaslyn Ale, while a regularly changing menu uses the best of fresh local produce. Here's just a sample of what you might find – grilled salmon fillet with sweet chilli sauce; vegetable or beef lasagne; beef and ale pie; or gammon steak with fried egg, grilled pineapple, peas and chips.
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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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