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Smallest House in Britain

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Address: 11 Lower Gate Street, Conwy, Wales
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+44 1492 573965
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Smallest House in Great Britain is a one up, one down cottage measuring...

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

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Very sweet

A very cute tiny little house on the harbour front. One up one down. Well worth a visit. Only £1 entry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kettlechip888
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were welcomed by a lovely lady, she was so sweet chatting to my children and was more than happy to pose for a picture with them. Took a peak inside and its exactly what it says on the tin, great piece of history and the kids loved it :) defiantly worth a visit for the price!!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very cute tiny little house on the harbour front. One up one down. Well worth a visit. Only £1 entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it's small, well worth the £1 for a look. Very pleasant Welsh lady more than willing to pose or take photos for you. Has to be worth a £1 of anyone's money.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

love this house been going to visit since I was 10 yrs old now 62 we still go now & then to visit we only live about 50 mins away

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Jan T, Owner at Smallest House in Britain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is nice to know you are a regular visitor. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out of season so was closed however was nice to see took picture outside and nice to see such old attraction next time hope it's open so can see inside

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Jan T, Owner at Smallest House in Britain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We opened for the season on Saturday and will be open until October so if you are back in Conwy soon you should be able to see inside and we hope you won't be disappointed by what you see. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted by a lady in full welsh costume. A fascinating place especially for children where they can let their imagination wander about a large man living in a small house

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must, on a day trip to the main attraction, the castle, it's located on the harbour which is very picturesque. Also has lovely shops and cafes in the town. Great day out .

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so small it is difficult to believe it is a house. Situated on the quay at Conwy has to be worth visiting if in conwy.very quaint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little which I believe could of been built for me has I'm only 5ft 5Inc. It is a pity it wasn't open when we visited the area in March. We will be going back though later in the year to have a look around it.

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Jan T, Owner at Smallest House in Britain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have now opened for the season and we hope that you will come back soon. We have had some restoration work done over the winter and we hope that you will enjoy seeing inside. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Search for this place out of curiosity. It's unbelievable there's really such a small place to accommodate a human being. It's really look so cute for me.

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