Is this Britain’s sweetest town?

Conwy Castle
The Unesco World Heritage-listed Conwy Castle Credit: getty

You can eat your own body weight in harvest produce at the various food festivals staged across the UK this autumn. British Food Fortnight ( kicks off on September 17, but it’s Conwy in North Wales which lays claim to one of the most coveted titles – Britain’s oldest harvest festival (according to them, anyway).

The Conwy Honey Fair is staged each September in this historic town, with its Unesco World Heritage-listed castle and complete city walls, and dates back more than 700 years to the reign of Edward I when local beekeepers were given the right to sell honey, without charge, within the walls of the town for one day only. 

Harvest festivals have long been part of the...

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