Mynydd y Dref or Conwy Mountain is a hilly area to the west of the town of Conwy, in North Wales. To the north it overlooks the sea of Conwy Bay, and to the south lie the foothills of the Carneddau range of mountains, of which it forms a part. Mynydd y Dref is the remains of an ancient volcano that erupted about 450 million years ago.Plan to visit Conwy Mountain and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Conwy attractions using our Conwy vacation planner .
At the summit of Conwy Mountain are the Neolithic Hut Circles and the Iron Age hillfort of Castell Caer Seion . Castell Caer Seion comprised a stone walled fort, and remains show this to have been an extensive site, incorporated more than 60 hut circles and levelled platform houses, and with a citadel and outposts.
Limited excavations were undertaken in 1951. No datable remains were found, only slingstones, querns and stone pestles and mortars, which suggests that, unlike many hillforts in north Wales, this site was not reoccupied in the late Roman period.
Millstones were quarried on Conwy Mountain during the Napoleonic wars.
Tracks and footpaths cross Conwy Mountain, and many walks, which can be accessed from Sychnant Pass at its western end. The route along Conwy Mountain comprises a section of the North Wales Path, a way-marked long distance walk of some 60 miles which runs close to the North Wales coast between Prestatyn in the east and Bangor in the west.
Conwy Mountain Reviews
Conwy Mountain is lovely to visit. Actually finding the base of the mountain was a bit challenging as we kept going the wrong way but it is straightforward if you know the way! It's a lovely walk up t... more »
About 30-40 mins to the top from town. Fantastic views across the estuary to Llandudno and the great orme. The heather was out and you can see wild ponies roaming. This is a great short walk out of to... more »
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