Abergele's idyllic inland location and close proximity to coastal areas such as Pensarn and Colwyn Bay make the Welsh retreat an ideal base for those looking for an all-encompassing escape. Set among Abergele's rich, green hills, along its quaint streets, you'll find moderately priced hotels that are as homely as the market town itself.
With some hotels as little as 5 miles from Abergele Pensarn train station, you can be settled in no time, and start exploring immediately all the hidden delights that the town holds.
Hotels Near Abergele
Those looking for a hotel close to the seaside should consider booking in nearby Colwyn Bay, where the Irish Sea and locally caught fish and chips await. Like Abergele, there is a strong sense of community present in The Bay and you will feel all the warmth of a Welsh welcome when you arrive. From guesthouses to luxury 5 star hotels, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options and no shortage of sea views available.
Hotels for Exploring Abergele’s History
Abergele is a hidden gem of North Wales, and exploring its history is made easy by booking a hotel near the ruins of Gwrych Castle. The recently renovated ruins offer a glimpse of the town's storied past, with the castle playing an important role in the protection of Jewish communities in World War 2. The 19th century Grade 1 listed building has recently been transformed into a 75-room luxury hotel that’s perfect for those looking for a more lavish holiday in the heart of Abergele.
A hotel in the town centre will also provide the perfect springboard for exploring the fascinating history of this area. A stone's throw from Market Street with its plethora of shopping and eating options, you'll find the historic Iron Age hill forts. The hill forts, Castell Cawr at Tan y Gopa and what remains of the corroded Fort Dinorben offer superb vistas of Mount Snowdonia and the shoreline to the north.
Hotels for Outdoor Activities
Many hotels in Abergele and nearby Pensarn are based in converted country houses with low ceilings that add to their old-fashioned homely charms. Situated with the stunning backdrop of rolling green hills that are an iconic Welsh view. Abergele's close proximity to the region of Snowdonia – a short 40-minute drive – makes it an attractive location for the more adventurous visitor.
As well as the imposing Mount Snowdon, which, standing at over 1000 metres is the largest in Wales, the area is also home to Snowdonia National Park. The park is a sprawling 827 square miles of foothills and open land that are a hiker's dream, as well as 37 miles of coastline overlooking the Irish Sea.
With welcoming hotels complete modern comforts and a wealth of history on its doorstep, Abergele makes the perfect place from which to explore the coastline, National Parks, hills and mountains of North Wales. Enjoy your stay.