The UK’s smallest house is one of the weird and wonderful places in the UK that’s well worth adding to your list if you’re looking for alternatives to the bigger tourist hubs.
Measuring just 72 inches across, 122 inches high and 120 inches deep, you’d think it would be easy to miss but the eye-catching home is painted a bright shade of red, causing it to stand out amidst the white-washed buildings along the same street.
It’s quite the historic spot in the town – in fact, its back wall is even part of the town’s famous walls.
The tiny abode, also known as Quay House, is located in the picturesque town of Conwy in Wales, and served as a residential home until the 1900s.
At the time it was declared unfit for habitation and was set to be demolished, until locals convinced the owner to travel the UK to declare it as the smallest house, thus turning it into an unusual tourist attraction for the town.
Nowadays, the quirky house is still owned within the family.
It’s often a hit with visitors heading to Conwy to visit the nearby castle or explore the town – and with a budget-friendly entrance fee of £1 per adult, 50p per child, it’s worth making a pit stop if you’re in the area.
In fact, the TripAdvisor reviews tend to be quite positive too. One visitor wrote: “Isn’t a place you’d spend hours on end, just nice to see the little quirks of the UK. They ask for a donation of £1 (50 for a child). A lovely little history stop.”
Another reviewer’s verdict explained: “Great place to visit for 15 minutes, fascinating history, well worth a visit. You will find it on the harbour front.”
The house is open to visitors from late March through to November, but if you visit on sunnier days during peak season, you might face a short queue; after all, the tiny house can only accommodate two or three visitors at a time.
You can find out more on the official Smallest House website including opening times.