trainspots logo


Written by Mark Bearton - 01 Nov 2004
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
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.
Environment
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.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Conwy map co-ordinates
Parking
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.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Amenities
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.
Accommodation
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.
Conwy

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

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Conwy



Who likes this location on facebook



Railway Gen Group
North West Gen
North Wales Train News
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>


Disclaimer
Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.