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Smallest House in Britain

11 Lower Gate Street, Conwy, Wales
+44 1492 573965
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Smallest House

Visited the smallest house after the Castle, it's a must see while in Conwy. It's a lovely area to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joanne P
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Smallest house

Very interesting place to see as you can't imagine how small it is until you see it and go inside... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Khadija M
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The Smallest House in Great Britain is a one up, one down cottage measuring just 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Built as an infill between two rows of cottages, it was lived in until May 1900 when it was condemned as being unfit for human habitation. The last tenant was a 6' 3" fisherman called Robert Jones. Quirkily, the owner at the time was another Robert Jones, who, in a bid to save the cottage toured the country with the editor of the local newspaper measuring every other small house to confirm that it was, indeed, the smallest house in the country. The Smallest House is still in the hands of Robert Jones' family
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11 Lower Gate Street, Conwy, Wales
+44 1492 573965
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the smallest house after the Castle, it's a must see while in Conwy. It's a lovely area to wander around too!

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting place to see as you can't imagine how small it is until you see it and go inside. Worth the visit if your passing by. The surro area is nice for a long walk on a sunny day.

1  Thank Khadija M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me & my Fiancé visited here & it's a lovely little place! A must see if in Conwy as it's a nice little piece of history to see! :)

1  Thank XMatonaX
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're walking past and there isn't a queue, at £1 for adults and 50p for kids, then pop in and take a look. Its obviously small, but quite good fun for the kids. I probably wouldn't bother if there is a queue as you'll...More

Thank RachyWoo40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Down on the waterfront of Conwy, what is lacks in size it makes up for in location. Walked here after a circuit of the city walls only to find it closed. Next time

Thank codym481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just so lovely and so well kept. Love the colour makes it stand out. Not off the beaten track and well worth looking at.

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Conway is lovely and this tiny little house at only one or two pounds is a must, don't expect it to take you long tho lol... Try picking a fine dry day tho, because there's no cover outside when queuing but Liverpool Arms right next...More

1  Thank berniebubble
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not really worth a special visit, but you will see it if you happen to be walking by the quay area.

Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not enough room to swing a cat, but saying that it is a really cool little house. We loved it. And will pop in if we are ever passing again.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the short wait and £1 entry fee to go through the curtain and be amazed at just how compact the house is. Amazing to think that someone so tall managed to live there, as even at my height it felt cramped.

1  Thank JudithR99
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you suggest where to park and an idea of prices please?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Jan T | Property representative |
Assuming you are coming in to Conwy over the bridge, if you take the first turn off the roundabout outside the castle, the road will take you round to the long stay carpark (Morfa Bach) which is 2hrs/£1, 4hrs/£2 or... More
Ben E
Is it scary?
19 January 2016|
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Response from SmileClickSave | Reviewed this property |
No! It is the smallest house, barely big enough to turn around in!
Can you go upstairs? Can't remember being able to as a child
25 July 2015|
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Response from Matt A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Though there's only enough space to poke your head around!