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Colwyn Bay (Welsh: Bae Colwyn) is a town and seaside resort on the coast of the Irish Sea in north Wales. The A55 road cuts through it along side Colwyn Bay railway station on the North Wales Coast Line. The town's population is approximately 30,000.

Attractions in Colwyn Bay include its pleasurable Victorian Pier and Welsh Mountain Zoo. The town is beautifully situated between the sea and the Pwllycrochan Woods on the towering hillside. A business and commercial centre with rail links and close access to the wealth of activities that are available in the surrounding countryside..

Colwyn Bay hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1910, 1947 and 1995.

The western side of Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, includes a number of historic sites associated with St Trillo and Ednyfed Fychan, the 13th century general and councillor to Llywelyn the Great.

Famous people from the town include Monty Python star Terry Jones (from Old Colwyn), two-time James Bond actor Timothy Dalton and Big Breakfast presenter Paula Yates, who famously had relationships with Bob Geldof, and Michael Hutchence of INXS. Soap star William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, attended Rydal Penrhos, a private school in the town, and MP Alun Michael attended a grammar school. Richard Ellis (astronomer), the California-based astronomer, was born and went to school in Old Colwyn. Mickey Thomas who played for Manchester United, Wrexham and Chelsea lives in Mochdre. Another footballer, Carl Dale, was born in the town and went on to be a prolific scorer in the Football League for Chester City and Cardiff City, as well as several non-league clubs. Helen Willetts is a BBC weather reporter. Tony Lewis who captained Glamorgan at cricket also spent many years here. Welsh-language campaigner Ffred Ffransis also hails from Colwyn Bay. Rachel Taylor - Welsh womens rugby international player who at one time captained Colwyn Bay under 11's rugby team.

Colwyn Bay is home to three secondary schools, one private and two state. Eirias High School is located in Eirias Park and Ysgol Bryn Elian is in Old Colwyn. Ysgol Bryn Elian mainly serves Old Colwyn and Eirias High School mainly serves Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea and Penrhyn Bay. Rydal Penrhos is a private school, which is located on multiple sites in the town.


 Trains: Colwyn Bay is on the North Wales Coast Line


 Cinemas:
 Theatr Colwyn
       Abergele Rd
       Colwyn Bay
       LL29 7RU
 01492 532668
 http://www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk/


 Libraries:
 Colwyn Bay Library
       Woodland Road West
       Colwyn Bay
       LL29 7DH
 01492 532358
 Mon 9.00am-7.00pm
       Tue 10.00am-7.00pm
       Wed 9.00am-5.30pm
       Thur 9.00am-7.00pm
       Fri 9.00am-5.30pm
       Sat 09.30am-12.30pm


 Farmers Market
 Colwyn Bay Farmers Market
       Bayview Shopping Centre
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 9LJ
 9am-3pm Each Thursday
 01492 680 209


 Rugby: Colwyn Bay RFC


 Football: Colwyn Bay FC


 Cricket:
 Colwyn Bay Cricket Club
       Penrhyn Avenue
       Rhos on Sea
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 4LR
 01492 544103


 Theatres:
 Theatr Colwyn
       Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7RU
 01492 532668


 Zoos:
 Welsh Mountain Zoo
       Old Highway
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 5UY
 01492 532938



 Tourist Information Centre

 Telephone:

01492 530478

 Fax:

01492 534789

 Email:

[email protected]

 Address:

Imperial Buildings
Princes Drive
Colwyn Bay
Conwy
LL29 8LF

 Hours:

Summer Wednesday - Sunday
November & December only - Closed January/February & March 10:00 - 17:30 
Winter
Wednesday - Sunday
November & December only - Closed January/February & March 10:00 - 16:00


 Pubs/Bars:
 Alwyn House Hotel
       4 Upper Promenade
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 4BS

 Anchor Hotel
       8 Upper Promenade
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 4BS

 Bee Inn
       Eglwysbach
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 5UD

 Bryn Holcombe Hotel
       9 Grosvenor Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7YF

 Café Royale
       25 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7RS

 The Castle Inn
       Tan Y Graig Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8UA

 The Central
       1 Station Rd
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd, LL29 8BP
 01492 523961

 Clevedon Hotel
       20 Hawarden Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8NA

 Conwy Vale Hotel
       Llanrwst Road
       Glan Conwy
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 5SS
 01492 580218

 The Cross Keys Inn
       Llanrwst Road
       Glan Conwy
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 5SS

 Edelweiss Hotel
       Lawson Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8HD

 Fairways Hotel
       12 Ellesmere Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8RP

 Grosvenor Hotel
       108 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7PS

 Hindhead Hotel
       196 Llanrwst Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 5YS

 Hopeside Hotel
       Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8PW

 Imperial Hotel
       Station Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8PP
 01492 530805

 Liberty's
       43 Station Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8BP
       01492 533533

 Lloyds
       30 Station Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8BU
 01492 531209

 Lotto Inn
       10 Penrhyn Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8LG
 01492 532635

 Marine Hotel
       397 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PP

 Melfort Hotel
       Llanerch Road East
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 4DF

 Norfolk House Hotel
       39 Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8PF

 Park Hotel
       128 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7PS
 01492 530661

 Pen-Y-Bryn Free House
       Pen y Bryn Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 6AL
 01492 533360

 Picture House
       24 Princess Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8LA
 01492 535286

 Prince Madoc
       30 Station Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8BU
 01492 531209

 The Royal Hotel
       Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7RS
 01492 523941

 Seacroft Hotel
       15 Llanerch Road East
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL28 4DF

 Taylors Restaurant
       Pen Y Bryn Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 6AL

 West Point Hotel
       102 Conway Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7LE


 Hotels
 Alwyn House
       4 Upper Promenade
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL28 4BS
 01492 532004

 Bron Wylfa Private Hotel
       14 Woodland Road East
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7DT
 01492 532320
 www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/bronwylfa.html

 Clevedon Hotel
       20 Hawarden Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8NA
 01492 532194

 Edelweiss Hotel
       Lawson Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8HD
 01492 532314

 Fairways Hotel
       Ellesmere Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8RP
 01492 530528

 The Grosvenor
       106-108 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7PS
 01492 530798

 Holcombe Hotel
       9 Grosvenor Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7YF
 01492 530166

 Hopeside Hotel
       Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8PW
 01492 533244

 Norfolk House
       39 Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8PF
 01492 531757

 Rathlin Country House
       48 Kings Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7YH
 01492 532173
 [email protected]
 http://www.rathlincountryhouse.co.uk/

 St Margaret's Hotel
       9 Ellesmere Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8RP
 01492 532718


 B&B's/Guesthouses
 Bryn Holcombe
       9 Grosvenor Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7YF 
 01492 530423
 01492 530423
 [email protected]
 www.walesdirectory.co.uk/brynholcombe

 Holly Tree Guest House
       11 Marine Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8PH 
 01492 533254
 01492 531472
 [email protected]
 www.hollytreeguesthouse.co.uk


 Campsites/Carvans
 Bron Y Wendon Caravan Park
       Wern Road
       Llanddulas
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL22 8HG
 01492 512903
 [email protected]
 http://www.northwales-holidays.co.uk/


 Restaurants:
 Bengal Palace (Indian)
       55-57 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7RU
 01492 531683

 Cafe India (Indian)
       127 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7SG
 01492 531100

 Cafe Nicoise
       124 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7PS
 01492 531555

 Kwong Chow (Chinese)
       156 Conway Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7LR
 01492 532408

 Lotto Inn (Chinese)
       10 Penrhyn Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8LG
 01492 532635

 Orchid Restaurant (British)
       39 Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8PF
 01492 533733

 Virgilios Ristorante (Italian)
       19 Penrhyn Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8LG
 01492 534239


 Cafes:
 Blods Net Cafe
       38 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7PA
 01492 532013

 Caffi Gloriosa
       111 Conway Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7LW
 01492 539619

 The Coffee Shop
       Sea View Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8DG
 01492 532659

 National Milkbars
       8-10 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7NN
 01492 533593

 The Pier Cafe
       The Promenade
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8HH
 01492 534100

 Rendezvous
       71 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7RU
 01492 532837

 Zanzibar
       Penrhyn Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8LG
 01492 534144


 Take Aways:
 Aydim Eatery
       52 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7PA
 01492 536600

 Bay Grill
       54 Sea View Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8DG
 01492 530436

 Cape Cod (Fish and Chips)
       105-107 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7S
 01492 530033

 The Chippery (Fish and Chips)
       48 Sea View Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8DG
 01492 530560

 Cwpwrvv Bach
       1 Wynnstay Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8NB
 01492 532760

 James Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       117 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7SG
 01492 531808

 JD's (Fish and Chips)
       15 Greenfield Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8EL
 01492 533697

 KFC
       8 Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8LA
 01492 530353

 Kwong Chow (Chinese)
       160 Conway Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7LR
 01492 533848

 Masala (Indian)
       17a Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7RS
 01492 536060

 Nabiha's Mahal (Indian)
       2 Wentworth Avenue
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 6DD
 01492 535919

 Naz Tandoori (Indian)
       65 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7RU
 01492 536050

 Pizza Plus
       144 Conway Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7LR
 01492 532777

 Rozis Tandoori House (Indian)
       99 Conway Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7LW
 01492 535300

 Win Wah
       78 Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7PP
 01492 533998

 Woks Cooking (Chinese)
       65C Abergele Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7RU
 01492 535608


 Taxis:
 A Cabs
       26 Queens Rd
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9EE
 01492 516677

 Atlas Taxis 92
       15 Cefn Rd
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PN
 01492 514437

 Dale Cabs
       Station Square
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8DF
 01492 532020

 Elite Cabs
       Station Buildings
       Station Square
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8DF
 01492 535555

 Michelle's
       4 Belgrave Rd
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8EY
 01492 531581

 Radio Cabs
       Station Square
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8DF
 01492 531288

 Station Cabs
       18 Princes Drive
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8LA
 01492 516171


 Shops/Gifts:
 Bayview Shopping Centre
       Sea View Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8DG
 01492 531764


 Vets:
 Prospect House Veterinary Clinic
       110 Abergele Rd
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7PS
 01492 531448

 Bartons' Veterinary Surgery
       118 Conway Rd
       West End
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 7LL
 01492 530030


 Nurseries:
 Springfield
       2 Egerton Road
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 8RR
 01492 530626

 Ashbourne House
       6-8 Woodland Rd East
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 7DT
 01492 535577


 

 

The images below are © Dave Roberts
 To view a larger image, just click on the image

Colwyn Bay Pier from Bryn Euryn

Bay of Colwyn at Rhos-On-Sea

Picture House Pub (former Princess Cinema), Colwyn Bay

Rhos Point, Rhos-On-Sea, Colwyn Bay

Rhos-On-Sea, Colwyn Bay

Rhos Point, Rhos-On-Sea, Colwyn Bay

Rhos Fynach Pub, Colwyn Bay

Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay

Pier Pavilion slumbers on

Old Bank Sign, Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Beer on the Pier!

Nautical themed flower display

RRhos-on-Sea Promenade, North Wales

Remains of the Pier, Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales

St. Trillo's Chapel, Rhos-on-Sea Promenade

Victoria Pier, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Victoria Pier, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Victoria Pier, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Victoria Pier, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Victoria Pier, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Colwyn Bay


 

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