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Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea and Old Colwyn, have plenty to offer whether you are looking for a short break or longer holiday. A wide range of accommodation can be found in the area to suite all tastes and budgets.

Bryn EurynView from Bryn Euryn over Colwyn Bay
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The long Promenade follows the vast sweep from Old Colwyn to Penrhyn Bay and gives easy access to the wonderful beaches, pier and harbour at Rhos-on-Sea all joined by a cycle track allowing exercise and fresh air to be taken together or you can stroll along the beautiful unspoilt promenade with its wide walkway, and enjoy some refreshments at the kiosks situated along the way. There are also separate slipways situated along the promenade for fishing, sailing, and jet skiing.

Colwyn BayColwyn Bay
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Both Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea have shopping areas and are close to the renowned Welsh Mountain Zoo, several golf courses and plenty of places to walk and climb. Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey, castles and National Trust properties are all close by. The area also boasts a leisure centre at Eirias, gardens, bowling greens, tennis courts, and an athletics stadium.

The Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno is nearby and the ancient walled town of Conwy must be visited to view the magnificent Conwy castle. The tiny chapel of St. Trillo built in the 6th century on the beach in Rhos-on-Sea is also worth viewing. The Chapel which measuring some 15 feet by 6 feet stands over a Holy Well and it is reputed that Madoc - Son of Owain Gwynedd began his voyage of discovery from here to the Americas in 1170, more than 3 centuries before Columbus.

Queens Gardens Colwyn BayQueens Gardens Colwyn Bay
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The beaches in the area are being constantly improved and are aiming at achieving the European Union Blue Flag status in the near future. There are already award-winning beach with 3 miles of golden sand, great for sunbathing on and beach games, or alternatively take a leisurely stroll.

The area is easily accessible from England and Ireland via the A55 Expressway Colwyn Bay also has a mainline railway station and is served by the National and local coach companies.

 

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