At Conwy on the North Wales coastline, perches up on a high rocky hill is the town of Conwy, with its castle. Again this is a power base for King Edward, and about ten miles from Beaumaris Castle and thirty miles from Caernarfon. It is most strikinng because of its huge towers, and sitting above the river Conwy right next to the sea. Where the Mk4 Magnette is parked was a sea inlet when the castle was built in 1290AD. Like Caernarfon, Conwy still has its city wall intact, and it can be walked around even today. Inside these walls are some very ancient houses indeed, many restored for the visitor to see. Once to get to the castle from England meant crossing the river, a half mile wide here. Today there is an ancient suspension bridge with a modern arched bridge alongside it.