Looking for a little bit of luxury for your stay in Colwyn Bay? There are several five star hotels to choose from in Conwy, Colwyn, Trefriw and Betwys-y-Coed and the area is superbly connected via the North Wales Expressway. Choose from boutique B&Bs, historic country houses and award-winning elegant Victorian villas in the quiet conservation area of Colwyn Bay close to the shops, station and beach.
An Elegant Seaside Resort
Colwyn Bay is the second largest community and a business hub for the north of Wales and one of the most visited areas of the country thanks to stunning beaches, mountains, outdoor sports and a relaxed continental vibe. Known locally as “the Bay” it is on the north coast of Wales with views over the Irish Sea, Pwllycrochan Woods and Snowdonia National Park. With its stunning sunsets, big skies and newly restored promenade it’s no surprise that it’s won Gold in the Wales in Bloom awards eight times.
The promenade has benefited from recent investment to expand its facilities with new sand, sport facilities and more. Enjoy a walk along the promenade with coffee or an ice cream and if you have some old-fashioned transport there’s a four-mile scenic Marine Drive around Great Orme. Do as the Victorians did with their elegant carriages and see Colwyn Bay in style!
Where to Walk
Eirias Park is a 50-acre public park in Colwyn Bay nicknamed the “park by the sea”. It has a leisure centre with a swimming pool, water slides, a fitness suite, sauna and steam room so perfect for a rainy day. There’s also a boating lake, picnic areas, tennis courts and a kids’ adventure playground.
Nearby Bodnant Garden is a beautiful spot in Conwy looking out over the valley towards Snowdonia. In Rhos-on-Sea you’ll also find a heritage trail taking in the Bryn Euryn ancient hill fort, the 16th century ruins of Llys Euryn manor house and a tiny 6th century chapel of St Trillo, which is just big enough for six to worship in!
Nearby Historic Houses
This is one of the most atmospheric regions of Wales, so why not visit nearby Conwy Castle, a gritty fortress in true medieval style? Bodysgallen Hall is a 17th century house in parkland just three miles from Conwy Castle.
Arts and Culture
The town has hosted the National Festival of Wales three times and there’s a close knit artistic community as people move to the seaside for lower rents, great light and a like-minded community. To pick up a piece of contemporary art or pottery head to Bay Art Gallery. Venue Cymru on the prom is a national theatre and conference centre with live entertainment, and Colwyn Bay has the oldest picturehouse in the UK in a beautiful art deco building which hosts live music, drama and panto.
Nearby Rhos-on-Sea has the Harlequin Puppet Theatre, the only traditional puppet theatre in Britain. Oriel Mostyn is a stunning gallery showing major works in Conwy, and there’s also the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art which is dedicated to visual arts. Art lovers will be spoilt for choice!
Shopping in Colwyn Bay
Take a stroll along the promenade and you’ll discover plenty of independent shops, markets and cafes. There are websites listing independent shops and services so support independent traders and spend locally.
Bayview Shopping Centre is the region’s largest mall with the main chain stores as well as independent traders.
Colwyn Bay is an elegant seaside resort in north Wales with a good choice of five star accommodation - book yours today!