Conwy County Borough: Local History Resources

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Conwy County Borough Wales local history

Conwy County Borough in Wales is home to the pretty estuary town of Deganwy, the seaside resort of Llandudno, and the walled market town of Conwy which is dominated by an ancient castle. Not surprisingly, both landscapes and history bring many visitors to the area each year.

Conwy County Borough was once part of Caernarfonshire, and later Gwynedd. 

Today the county’s population is heading towards 120,000 people, with just over 4,000 living in the county town of Conwy. The nearby river was originally called the Cynwy, derived from the old Welsh words ‘cyn’ (chief) and ‘gwy’ (water). Over time the name altered to its current form.

Local History Facebook Pages And Groups

Loca History Facebook pages and groups are a great way to connect with other people about an area’s past. Photographs, memories and events are all widely shared.

  • Conwy History Tours
  • Diwylliant Conwy Culture
  • The History of Wales
  • Home Front Museum
  • Llandudno Museum
  • Local History Resources

Local History Resources

Aberconwy Historical Society

Aberconwy House

Bodysgallen Hall

Clwyd Family History Society

Conwy Archive Service

Conwy Castle

Gwynedd Family History Society

Llandudno Museum

Plas Mawr

Towns in Conwy County Borough

  • Abergele
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Conwy
  • Deganwy
  • Llandudno
  • Llandudno Junction
  • Llanfairfechan
  • Llanrwst
  • Old Colwyn
  • Penmaenmawr
  • Towyn

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By Debbie Death

I love learning about history, and for the past 30 years have enjoyed books, films, and documentaries on the topic. On days off from work my favourite destination with friends and family are museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites, or just walking around interesting streets with old buildings to admire.