Aberconwy House, a merchant’s house, is situated on the corner of Castle Street and High Street within the town walls of Conwy. It has a timber framed upper storey which juts out over a lower storey and basement. It is believed to be the oldest town house in Wales with parts of it dating back to the fourteenth century.
The upper storey was completed the following century. Careful restoration of the furnished rooms has allowed one to see how life was in days gone by. There is a mishmash of architectural styles with the great loft of the upper storey completed in the Jacobean style of the fifteenth century with some of the other rooms and furnishings in a Georgian style whilst others are of a Victorian design due to the building once being part of a nineteenth century temperance hotel.
Aberconwy House was originally owned by English merchants who traded with the Welsh and who, at the time, were not allowed to live within the walls of Conwy.
Aberconwy House is a National Trust property.