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Photo by HelenB
View across one of the 2 lagoons, September 2002

United Kingdom, North Wales


Located on the banks of the Conwy estuary in North Wales, Conwy RSPB Reserve was formed in the 1980s when a road tunnel was constructed under the estuary, to relieve traffic congestion. It is a haven for shorebirds and waterfowl throughout the year, as well as a variety of passerines.


Notable Species

Photo by john arrowsmith
Conwy Estuary



Birds you can see here include:

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Photo by Paul Jarvis
RSPB Conwy, September 2009

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Photo by HelenB
Map of reserve, click on image for a larger version

Access and Facilities

Opening hours:

  • Daily (except 25 December)
  • Visitor Centre: 9.30 am to 5 pm
  • Cafe open 10 am to 4 pm (4.30 pm from April to October)
  • Trails are open outside visitor centre opening hours

Entrance fees:

  • Entrance fee for non-members: Adults £2.50, concessions £1.50, children £1. Family ticket £5
  • Free to RSPB members


  • Large car park with cycle racks
  • Gates locked at 5pm


  • Visitor Centre with shop and café
  • Toilets inside and outside the visitor centre
  • Picnic area
  • Binocular hire (£3 a visit)
  • 3 signposted trails with benches and information boards
  • Trails create a circular loop of about 2 miles
  • 3 viewing hides with adjacent viewing screens
  • 3 other viewing screens with variable height viewing slots
  • Educational facilities
  • Guided walks available – every Saturday 11 am
  • Group visits should be booked in advance
  • No dogs, except Registered Assistance Dogs


  • Access is off the A55, Deganwy exit, look for the brown signs.
  • Grid reference: SH797773
  • Lat/lng: 53.280277,-3.809516
  • Nearest train station is Llandudno Junction
  • Nearest bus stop at Tesco or Llandudno Junction

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