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Towns and Villages in North Wales

Towns and Villages in North Wales

Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay

In a nutshell. A resort that’s reinventing itself. 

Colwyn Bay’s glory days as a resort can be traced back to Victorian times.

Recently, there have been moves afoot to recreate a buzz around the seafront and beach.

The £5m Porth Eirias waterside development is set to become a major attraction along the North Wales coast by revitalising Colwyn Bay’s seafront with a new watersports centre, shops and bistro.

Most innovative of all is a non-tidal imported beach, partly to act as a sea defence and partly as a new amenity.

Not that there’s anything wrong with Colwyn Bay’s original beach, a spacious stretch of sand backed by a three-mile promenade, an airy seafront walkway that runs into neighbouring Rhos-on-Sea.

There’s greenery too at Eirias, the attractive area that incorporates Parc Eirias (the ‘park by the sea’ with a boating lake and playground), the Colwyn Leisure Centre (a multi-purpose complex complete with swimming pool) and Eirias Stadium and Events Centre (which hosts the Welsh Under 20s Six Nations Rugby Union matches).

And behind the town lies Pwllycrochan Woods, a delightful belt of deciduous woodland latticed with footpaths and guided nature trails.

There’s good shopping in the town centre.

Theatr Colwyn is a popular venue.

Built in 1885, this Victorian gem is reputedly the oldest working theatre in Wales – and still attracting big audiences with a wide programme of entertainments. 

Colwyn Bay’s prime attraction, perched panoramically on the hillside, is the Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales.

It’s a caring conservation zoo, with many rare and endangered species from around the world including snow leopards, red pandas, Sumatran tigers, chimpanzees and Californian sea lions.

Children love it – there’s a Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground too.

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