Abergele

Travel Guide

Although Abergelecan sometimes be overlooked in favour of more well known north coast holiday resorts in Wales, it still holds its own and has a good choice of things to do and the splendour of the Irish Sea to provide the perfect backdrop to them.

As most small market towns in Wales, Abergele has a strong sense of community and ties to both rural and industrial pastimes however, it's the pull of the beach that keeps visitors coming back for more. Nearby Pensarn provides the sought-after seaside scenes a stone’s throw from Abergele's attractive inland setting.

Shopping in AbergeleAbergelehas a good choice of shops with Market Street and Bridge Street holding the lion's share of available retail therapy. Caravan and camping outlets, seaside souvenirs and hardware stores, tend to be the order of the day and when you're in need of sustenance you'll find several sandwich shops and cafes offering more than enough to ease you through from afternoon to evening.

Restaurants in AbergeleFish and chips, local lamb and Welsh specialities can all be found within Abergeleand Pensarn and if you're in the mood for unpretentious fare and cosy cafes then you won't go far wrong.

In addition to regional dishes, Abergele also has a good choice of international offerings with both Indian and Chinese restaurants providing an alternative to freshly caught seafood and beef or lamb grills.

Landmarks in AbergeleAbergeleand the surrounding inland area is well known for its iron age hill forts of which Castell Cawr is probably the most popular. From here you can get some superb views of Snowdoniaas well as visit several caves inhabited by lesser horseshoe bats.

Another of Abergele's well known landmarks is the Grade I listed Gwrych Castle that was built in the early 19th century and has since been preserved, renovated and converted into a hotel which now provides around 75 luxury guest rooms offering great views of the surrounding hillsides.

Outdoor Activities in AbergeleThere are numerous walks to keep visitors happy and healthy in Abergele and, although the sandy beach at Pensarn is the main draw when the weather's warm, there are plenty of hillsides and woodlands that provide an equally attractive alternative.

Thanks to the local railway station and sightseeing tour buses, visitors can really make the most of the coastline with the likes of Colwyn Bay, Prestatynand Llandudnoall easily accessible if you fancy a day out.

Nature in AbergeleThe town of Abergeleis surrounded by wooded hillsides with the highest, Moelfre Isaf, presenting a fabulous view of the area from just over 1000 feet. From here Snowdonia and even the Isle of Man are visible on a clear day.

Further down the hillside and the nature reserve at Pensarn Beach provides an accessible glimpse at the bird life known to inhabit the shingle and sand shoreline, as well as offering some great views out to sea where it's rumoured a ghost ship has been spotted on more than one occasion.

Essential AbergeleCombine the market town of Abergelewith the seaside promenade of Pensarn and you have the complete package when it comes to lesser known locations that deserve to be experienced on the north coast of Wales.

Bull Hotel
Bull Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Chapel Street, Abergele, Wales
The price is £79 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated near the beach, this inn is within 1 mile (2 km) of Abergele Golf Club and Pensarn Beach. Knightly's Funfair is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Abergele & Pensarn ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (96 reviews)
"We stayed in the family room which was big enough for a family of four for a couple of nights are only real complaint was the room was quite warm in the night as there isn’t a window that can be left open all night and this was at the end of October."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2021

Bull Hotel
The Kinmel & Kinspa
The Kinmel & Kinspa
4 out of 5
St George Road, Abergele, Wales
The price is £112 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated in Abergele, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Abergele Golf Club and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Pensarn Beach. Knightly's Funfair and Bodelwyddan Castle ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (49 reviews)
Our 3 day break from the grand kids
"Great Hotel clean throughout, staff all happy to help enjoyed the spa got some of the pounds off after the breakfasts' a very relaxing stay"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

The Kinmel & Kinspa
Ffarm Country House
Ffarm Country House
4 out of 5
Betws-yn-Rhos, Abergele, Wales
The price is £102 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated in Abergele, this country house is within 6 miles (10 km) of Abergele Golf Club, Colwyn Bay Beach and Pensarn Beach. Rhos-on-Sea Beach and Bodelwyddan ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
"A beautiful building tastefully decorated throughout."

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2021

Ffarm Country House
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Hapus Yurt Luxury Yurts & Barn - Sleeps 9
Hapus Yurt Luxury Yurts & Barn - Sleeps 9
3.5 out of 5
Bryn Neuadd, Dawn, Abergele, Wales
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Abergele Golf Club and Pensarn Beach. Knightly's Funfair is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Abergele ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"We had a fabulous time in the Yurts. Jack was very welcoming, the whole experience was very relaxed. Would highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2021

Hapus Yurt Luxury Yurts & Barn - Sleeps 9
Fron Goch Farm
Fron Goch Farm
3.5 out of 5
Fron Goch Llangernyw, Abergele, Wales
Situated in Abergele, this golf cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of National Trust's Bodnant Garden, Abergele Golf Club and Bodelwyddan Castle. Snowdonia National ...
Fron Goch Farm
Plas Gwyrch Gatehouse
Plas Gwyrch Gatehouse
3.5 out of 5
Gainsborough House, St George Rd, Abergele, Wales
Situated in Abergele, this holiday home is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Abergele Golf Club and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pensarn Beach. Knightly's Funfair and Bodelwyddan Castle ...
Plas Gwyrch Gatehouse
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