Place:Llanrwst, Conwy, Wales

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NameLlanrwst
TypeTown
Coordinates53.133°N 3.8°W
Located inConwy, Wales
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Llanrwst is a small town and community on the A470 road and the River Conwy in Conwy County Borough, Wales. It takes its name from the 5th- to 6th-century Saint Grwst, and the original parish church in Cae Llan was replaced by the 12th-century church.

Llanrwst developed around the wool trade, but also became renowned for harp and clock manufacture. Today, lying as it does on the edge of Snowdonia (Snowdonia starts about 3/4 mile away on the other side of the river Conwy ), its main industry—aside that of being a market town—is tourism.

Notable buildings in Llanrwst include the almshouses, two 17th-century chapels and the Parish Church of St Grwst, which holds the stone coffin of Llywelyn the Great. Pont Fawr, a narrow three-arch stone bridge that is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones, was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, the 15th-century courthouse known as Tu Hwnt i'r Bont and also with the road from nearby Trefriw.

In the 2011 census the population of the town was 3,323.

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