©Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments

Plas Mawr, Conwy

Plas Mawr - meaning 'great house' - is probably the best preserved Elizabethan town house in Britain. It was built between 1576 and 1585 by Robert Wynn, who had travelled and made his fortune in Europe, and reflects the wealth and status of the Tudor gentry in Wales. The interior of the house - including the elaborately decorated plaster ceilings and fine wooden screens - remained largely unaltered after Robert's death in 1598.

Today, the house has been fully renovated and furnished as it might have appeared in 1665.