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Prestatyn is a seaside resort in the administrative county of Denbighshire, traditional county of Flintshire, North Wales, lying on the north coast. According to the 2001 UK census, it had a population of 18,496 people.

The town is located at the north end of the Offa's Dyke Path, although not on Offa's Dyke itself. Other attractions include the remains of Roman baths, the Scala cinema (now closed due to structural damage), opened in 1913, and the nearby Neolithic mound The Gop. A train station is located in the town, connecting it to Holyhead to the west and Chester to the east via the North Wales Coast railway line.

Famous people from the town include John Prescott, Mike Peters (The Alarm), Carol Vorderman and author Emyr Humphreys. The town is also mentioned in Philip Larkin's poem Sunny Prestatyn. It hosts the qualifying tournament for many snooker tournaments at the Pontin's Holiday Centre, which was the location for a 1973 movie of the popular British TV series, On The Buses.

The North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm was opened in 2003. Situated in Liverpool Bay, 7.5km off the coast of Prestatyn it was the UK's first major offshore wind farm. It comprises 30 turbines with a combined maximum capacity of 60 megawatts - enough to power 40,000 homes.

The town is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited places in north Wales. Tools found in the caves of Graig Fawr have revealed the existence of cavemen in the area. The Roman bath house is believed to be part of a camp/military base on the route march from Chester to Caernarfon. However, much of 'Roman Prestatyn' has been destroyed as houses have been built over unexcavated land. An earth mound visible in fields to the south of the railway station (near Nant Hall) mark the site of a wooden mound and bailey castle, destroyed by Owain Gwynedd's men in the ninth century. The town was primarily a fishing village for hundreds of years. The beginning and end of the high street today marks the location or two 'faenols' (or manor houses) called Pendre (translated as "end of" or "top of town") and Penisadre ("lower end of the town"). The town's population remained at less than a thousand until the arrival of the railway and the holiday-maker in the nineteenth and twentieth century. "Sunny Prestatyn" became famous for its beach, clean seas and promenade entertainers, and visiting for a bathe was considered very "healthful" by city-dwelling Victorians. The town's popularity lasted well into the late twentieth century. During the Second World War the holiday camps were used as billets for British soldiers, many of whom were also sent to live with locals. Despite being close to Liverpool, the area was not bombed, and many evacuees came to Denbighshire from the northern cities.

Although Prestatyn remains a tourist destination, the decline of the British holiday means the town is diversifying. The NHS are to open new offices and a new elderly care facility in the town to serve north Denbighshire, and the opening of big name shops and supermarkets look set to increase the town's status as a shopping district.


 Trains in Prestatyn: Prestatyn is on the North Wales Coast Line


 Cricket in Prestatyn:
 Prestatyn Cricket Club
       Beach Close
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7LH
 01745 852279


 Football in Prestatyn: Prestatyn Town FC


 Golf in Prestatyn:
 St Melyd Golf Club
       The Paddock
       Meliden Road
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 8NB
 01745 854405

 Prestatyn Golf Club
       Marine Road East
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 7HS
 01745 854320


 Libraries in Prestatyn:
 Prestatyn Library
       Nant Hall Road
       Prestatyn
       LL19 9LH
 01745 854841
 Mon 9.30-7.00
       Tue 9.30-5.00
       Wed 9.30-5.00
       Thur 9.30-7.00 
       Fri 9.30-5.00
       Sat 9.30-12.30


 Vets in Prestatyn:
 Premiervets
       Berne House
       2 Aberconway Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9HH
 01745 854646

 Mountain View Veterinary Clinic
       3 Fern Avenue
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9DN
 01745 853366


 Pubs/Bars in Prestatyn:
 Beachcomber Inn
       Shore Road
       Gronant
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9SS
 01745 853188

 The Bells Of St Marys
       Mostyn Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9TB
 01745 853770

 Central Beach Club
       63 Bastion Road
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 7ET
 01745 887304

 Cross Foxes
       1 Meliden Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9SB
 01745 854984

 Ffrith Hotel
       Victoria Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7UT
 01745 352911

 Gronant Inn
       Llanasa Road
       Gronant
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 9TG
 01745 853725

 Jolly Sailor
       Ffordd Penrhwylfa
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 8BP
 01745 856850

 Melyd Arms
       23 Ffordd Talargoch
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 8LA
 01745 852005

 Offa's Tavern
       High Street
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 9BB
 01745 886046

 Red Lion Inn
       4 Ffordd Talargoch
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 8LA
 01745 852565

 Royal Victoria
       Sandy Lane
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7SG
 01745 854670

 The Star Inn
       73 Ffordd Talargoch
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 8NP
 01745 852134

 Traeth Ganol Hotel & Restaurant
       41 Beach Road West
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7LL


 Hotels in Prestatyn:
 The Beaches Hotel
       Beach Road East
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 7LG
 01745 853072
 [email protected]
 http://www.thebeacheshotel.com/

 Halcyon Quest Hotel
       17 Gronant Road
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 9DT
 01745 852442


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Prestatyn:
 Melyd House (B&B)
       Bryn Llys East
       Meliden
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 8PW
 01745 887362
 [email protected]
 http://www.melydhouse.com/

 Plas Ifan (B&B)
       17 Fforddlas
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 9SG
 01745 887883
 [email protected]
 http://www.plasifan.com/

 Rough Sedge
       28 Marine Road
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 7HD
 01745 887359


 Campsites/Carvans in Prestatyn:
 Tan-y-Don Caravan Park
       263 Victoria Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7UT
 01745 853749
 [email protected]
 http://www.bancroftleisure.co.uk/

 St Marys Holiday Parks
       Mostyn Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9TB
 01745 853951
 01745 853951

 Greenacres Caravan Park
       Shore Road
       Gronant
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9SS
 01745 854061

 Nant Mill Family Touring
       Gronant Road
       Prestatyn
       Denbighshire
       LL19 9LY
 01745 852360
 [email protected]
 http://www.nantmilltouring.co.uk/


 Restaurants in Prestatyn:
 Archies
       151 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9AS
 01745 855106

 The Suhail Tandoori Indian Restaurant
       12 Bastion Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7ES
 01745 856829

 Ruan Orchid (Thai)
       151 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9AS
 01745 886080


 Cafes in Prestatyn:
 The Bryn Creamy Snack Bar
       162 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BW
 01745 855999

 Celtica Green Cafe
       27-29 Meliden Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9SD
 01745 886640

 Central Cafe
       High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BH
 01745 857144

 The Pantry
       93 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9AP
 01745 857484

 Pendre Coffee Shop
       214 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BP
 01745 853365

 Rumours
       48 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BB
 01745 854541


 Take Aways in Prestatyn:
 Cahills Quality
       16 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BB
 01745 853199

 Deva Fish & Chips
       2-4 Ceg y Ffordd
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7YE
 01745 889691

 Godfather 2 Take Away
       208 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BP
 01745 888345

 Karl's (Fish and Chips)
       153 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9AS
 01745 854834

 Karl's Fish & Chips
       8 Station Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7HF
 01745 852934

 Megabite Sandwich Shop
       110 High Street
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BH
 01745 851234

 Mei Wah
       32-34 Meliden Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9RT
 01745 853533

 Pizza Pan
       15 Bastion Road
       Prestatyn
      
       LL19 7ES
 01745 888849

 Prestatyn Kebab & Burger House
       13 Kings Avenue
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9AA
 01745 857478

 Rozis Tandoori House
       16 Meliden Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9RT
 01745 856310


 For Children in Prestatyn:
 Jolly Tots Childcare
       81 Ffordd Pant Y Celyn
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 8YD
 01745 855414


 Taxis in Prestatyn:
 Roberts Taxis Ltd
       14b High St
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9BB
 01745 853746

 Roberts Taxis Ltd
       Ffrith Corner
       Victoria Rd West
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7YF
 01745 857777

 S & J Cars
       26 Lon Gwyndaf
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 8YG
 01745 856656


 Other in Prestatyn:
 Pendyffryn Club
       131 Victoria Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 7SS
 01745 854443

 Prestatyn Constitutional Club
       15 Eden Avenue
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9DL
 01745 854338

 Prestatyn Tennis Club
       Gronant Road
       Prestatyn
       Clwyd
       LL19 9LU
 01745 856286



 

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