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Old Colwyn (Welsh: Hen Golwyn), is a small town just to the east of Colwyn Bay, in the county of Conwy, north Wales. Prior to local government reorganisation in April 1974 it was part of the Municipal Borough of Colwyn Bay, but the reorganisation established it as a separate parish (known as a community in Wales), whose population at the 2001 census was 7,626. It hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1941. It also harbours the 3rd Colwyn Bay (Old Colwyn) Scout Group headquarters.

In Old Colwyn is an area of woodland called the 'Fairy Glen'. This area of woodland is said to contain many different spirits including fairies, hence its name, which dates from the Victorian era and is a common name from that period (e.g. the "Fairy Glen" in Penmaenmawr). This area has recently undergone a regeneration by funding of the council and it is now possible to walk through it easily. The Fairy Glen is subject to an ownership dispute between Conwy County Borough Council and the water board, Dŵr Cymru, each claiming that the maintenance of the area is the responsibility of the other.

Old Colwyn is overlooked by the (now derelict) Hotel 70 degrees, so named because of the steep incline of the cliff on which it rests. It also has easy access onto the promenade and beach, as well as a protruded cliff area known as Penmaenhead, marked by a disused stone utility house. This is a popular spot amongst teenagers for the dangerous practice of "cliff jumping" when tide is in and the water is deep enough, though to date nobody has been hurt.

Old Colwyn once had a station on the North Wales Main Line from Chester to Holyhead; the line remains open but the station closed in December 1952. There is still a "Station Road."


 Golf:
 Old Colwyn Golf Club
       Woodland Avenue
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 9NL
 01492 515581


 Pubs/Bars:
 The Plough Hotel
       282 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 9LN
 01492 515387

 The Red Lion Hotel
       385 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PL
 01492 515042

 Ship Hotel
       348 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 9LS
 01492 516466

 The Sun Inn
       383 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Conwy
       LL29 9PL
 01492 517007


 Hotels in Old Colwyn:
 Lyndale Hotel
       410 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9AB
 01492 515429

 Marine Hotel
       236 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9YH
 01492 523970


 Cafes in Old Colwyn:
 Randles
       6 Cefn Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PN
 01492 512313


 Take Aways in Old Colwyn:
 Aksh Balti House
       425 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PR
 01492 514149

 Jackies
       349 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PG
 01492 514449

 The Old Colwyn Chip Shop
       399 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PR
 01492 516144

 Phil Ya Face (Fish and Chips)
       352 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9LS
 01492 518555
 
 Rainbow Chinese Takeaway
       384 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9LU
 01492 514668
 
 Wo Foong
       242 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9YH
 01492 517168


 Other in Old Colwyn:
 Clwb-Y-Gornel
       327-329 Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PF
 01492 514083

 Eirias Park Ticket Office
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 8ZA
 01492 530017

 Victoria
       Abergele Road
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9PR
 01492 515100


 Taxis:
 CG Lusted
       4 Llawr Pentre
       Old Colwyn
       Colwyn Bay
       Clwyd
       LL29 9RP
 01492 516368



 

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