Conwy, an ancient walled town in Wales, almost lost its historic station for good. It first opened in 1848, but was closed down in 1966 - over two decades passed before it came back to life, with a 1987 reopening that updated its original Anglicised spelling (Conway) to Welsh (Conwy). Today the station operates a varying service in each direction, with trains heading for Rhyl from platform 1 taking approximately twenty-five minutes, and services to Holyhead from platform 2 taking around an hour.
The town's walls are one of its key attractions. They were built between 1283 and 1289, on the instruction of Edward I of England, and they still stand today - along with the equally popular Conwy Castle, which was built at the same time. It's less then five minutes' walk from the station, on the banks of the River Conwy. Other historic sights include the great Bodysgallen Hall, a manor house to the north of town.