This celebrated Victorian seaside town attracts visitors all year round. North Shore beach is great for sandcastles, paddling and picnicking. Or strolling down the impressive curved esplanade and listed Victorian pier out over the bay. Events include the ever-popular Victorian Extravaganza and a spectacular firework display on the waterfront in November. Head for our big high street names and smaller independent shops for a fix of retail therapy. And catch a show at Venue Cymru, North Wales’ premier entertainment centre.
Take in the knockout views of Anglesey and Snowdonia from the quieter West Shore. Or head to the Great Orme and discover the Bronze Age mine, herd of Kashmir goats and colonies of sea birds. Walk the paths and trails. Ride the cable car for the best views. Take the Victorian tramway to the top, and try the ski slope for a quick way down! The Little Orme is just across the bay. Great for walking and admiring the equally impressive views.
Did you know?
In 1170, Prince Madoc set sail from what is now Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club and is believed to have landed in America. That's 312 years before Columbus!
Rhos-on-Sea has the only traditional marionette theatre in Britain. The Harlequin Puppet Theatre holds daily performances during all main school holidays.
James Bond was born in Colwyn Bay. At least, actor Timothy Dalton was. He played 007 in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill.