The smallest house in Great Britain, Conwy, Wales

There is something about a place that has smallest, tallest or largest in its title. It makes it more intriguing to visit, or it certainly does for me. It is like I have achieved something that many others have not, when in reality, that isn’t that true, and in the end, these places are super popular. However, it grabs your attention, and makes you want to visit.

Whilst making my way to Snowdon in Wales, I decided to stop off in Conwy in North Wales, as it was a slightly larger town, and near to Llandudno Junction, where I could pick up supplies to take up the mountain.

Conwy is relatively small in comparison to most towns, but it has so much character. The town is full of little tea rooms, with cobbled streets, and hardly a chain store in sight.

A tea room on the main street in Conwy, Wales
A tea room on the high street in Conwy, Wales

There is a quaint waterfront area (though watch out for the seagulls, who will inevitably try to steal your fish and chips).

The waterfront in Conwy, Wales
The waterfront in Conwy, Wales
Seagulls are a common sighting here in Conwy, Wales
Seagulls are a common sighting here in Conwy, Wales

There is a magnificent castle, and for those who are regulars here, you’ll know I have a bit of a thing for castles at the moment. This one isn’t habitable though but its ruins are present throughout the whole town, and it is beautiful.

Conwy Castle, in Conwy, Wales
Conwy Castle, in Conwy, Wales
Conwy Castle, North Wales
Conwy Castle, North Wales

Then, along the waterfront (quayside), there is a tiny wee attraction

The smallest house in Great Britain

Now before you go all out thinking ‘Alice in Wonderland’. It isn’t quite like that.

Recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, this house is just 72 inches wide, by 122 inches high (1.8m x 3m), and sits on the end of a block of terrace houses.

You may be inclined to walk past it, but its bright red exterior is striking, and the fact that a local and tour guide is dressed up outside, with a constant stream of people lined up to take photos of it.

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The home used to be occupied by fishermen, right up until May 1900. The last person to live in the home was actually 6ft 3; which is pretty impressive.

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A local tour guide outside the smallest house in Great Britain in Conwy, Wales.

Inside the home, there is a bed and a little coal bunker fire. If you want to take a peek inside, it’ll cost you £1 (adults) or 50p for children.

As I arrived, there was quite a queue, and thinking that it was open until 4 pm (so I was informed on the website – http://thesmallesthouseingreatbritain.co.uk), my rumbling tummy ruled my head by this point, and I went to get a feed of food, returning at 3 pm, it had been shut up for the day, so unfortunately, I have no photos of the inside, but I’d imagine it is impressive.

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I am 5ft 9″ and I am taller than the height of the front door, of the smallest house in Great Britain.

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