The Smallest House in Britain

10 Lower Gate St, Conwy LL32 8BE
Lower Gate Street Conwy Wales LL32 8BE GB

This tiny bright red 16th century house with two storeys only has a floor area of 3.05 metres by 1.8 metres, and its full height to the eaves is 3.1 metres. It was lived in from the 16th century until 1900 when Robert Jones, a fisherman who was 1.91 metres tall, was forced to move out by the council because he couldn’t stand up fully in his own home. The council decided the house was unfit for human habitation.

Walk into the tiny room with a large fireplace and simple furniture of the 1900s and then step onto the ladder and have a peek at the tiny bedroom that just fits a bed and a bedside cabinet. Don’t go into the bedroom as it is structurally instable – just pop your head into the room.

This is a great place to visit for the whole the family. You will also be greeted by a Welsh lady in traditional clothing so feel free to ask her any questions about the house. She is very friendly and well-informed, and you can even have a picture taken with her.

Opening Times:
10am – 6pm during school holidays
10-4pm at other times

Costs: 50p for children and £1 for adults.