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Written by Mark Bearton - 01 Nov 2004
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Location notes
Conwy is a picturesque town on the Conwy estuary with a large castle and is located on the North Wales Main Line just west of Llandudno Junction.
Railway type and traffic
Train services on the line are provided by class 158 and 175 units with Virgin's Voyagers on London Trains. There are occasional freight trains.
The best photographic location is at the top of a large field overlooking the castle. Conwy is very popular with tourists.
Road directions
Conwy is well signposted from the A55. After crossing the bridge over the estuary, turn left at the mini-roundabout under the castle walls. The road bends to the right and there is a footpath signposted into the field on the left.

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Conwy map co-ordinates
There is a large pay and display car park on the right just after the footpath.
Public transport
Conwy station is 5 minutes walk away, Llandudno Junction station is about 20 minutes walk away. There are also regular buses from Llandudno town.

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There are toilets in the car park and plenty of shops in the town. There are fast food outlets in a retail park adjacent to Llandudno Junction station.
There are numerous hotels and guest houses in the Llandudno area.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Conwy general view map
Conwy close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is best for trains heading towards Bangor and Holyhead in the early afternoon as they emerge from the bridge and pass the castle. Ideally trains should be no longer than 5 coaches if you want to get the whole train in shot between leaving the tunnel and passing under the castle walls.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Image Jack Bowey

Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Image  Jack Bowey</i>

Fig 2 - Looking east - Image Jack Bowey

Fig 2 - Looking east - <i>Image  Jack Bowey</i>

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