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Trover photo by Linda Chambe

Colwyn Bay


Trover photo by Linda Chambe

Trover photo by Emma Louise

Trover photo by Linda Chambe

Trover photo by Linda Chambe

Colwyn Bay

Known for Friendly People, Running and Zoo

There’s nothing like a seaside getaway, and it doesn’t get much better than the historic resort town of Colwyn Bay on the north coast of Wales. Book a family holiday, a romantic weekend or just a business break to Colwyn Bay and you’re bound fall in love with the crashing waves and sandy beaches that make this one of Wales’ top tourist destinations.

How do you get to Colwyn Bay?

Here you can bury your toes in sandybeaches, explore the town’s array of mainstream and independent shops or headout on the water in a kayak, canoe or surfboard. Combine this with the rollingWelsh countryside and a number of remarkable heritage sites, and you’ll find ColwynBay has something to please the whole family.

Views in Colwyn BayFor landscape lovers, ColwynBay is a striking place to visit. It has won Gold in the Wales in Bloom on a total of eightseparate occasions and boasts some impressive skylines. You’ll enjoy unobstructedviews of the coast, where you can marvel at astounding sunsets.

Relax on the Beach in Colwyn BayRecent investment in seafrontregeneration means Colwyn Bay’s beach has returnedto the former glory of its Victorian days, when tourism here was at its height.Wider and sandier than it has been for many years, you can lie back with abook, take a stroll from one end of the bay to the other or just grab an ice creamwith the kids on the promenade.

Visit Colwyn Bay’s WatersportsCentreHave a go at surfing, sailing orspeed boating under safe tuition at Porth Eirias Watersports Centre. Welcomingall levels from beginners to experts, you can also try more placid activities here,such as canoe trips around the bay. Give it a shot – maybe you’ll even be luckyenough to spot some of the local wildlife in its natural habitat.

Historic ruins in Colwyn BayWhy not get out of town andexplore some of the nearby history? The ruins of Llys Euryn, a medieval manorhouse, reside on a limestone hill close to Colwyn Bay. What little still standsof this site nevertheless offers an excellent taste for County Conwy’s rich andambient heritage.

Shopping Colwyn BayRetail lovers could pay a visit toBayview Shopping Centre, the region’s largest shopping mall. Why not pick up agift for a friend or treat yourself to a souvenir? The town also has a goodselection of independent family owned shops that ooze with character, so you’resure to find something to interest you.

Culture in Colwyn BayArt lovers can head to the contemporaryBay Gallery to explore the local arts scene and admire the paintings andpottery for sale at very reasonable prices. Perhaps you can even pick upsomething new for your collection?

Enjoy Colwyn BayAs a quintessential seasideresort, a trip to Colwyn Bay makes for a timelessgetaway. Find a great deal with Expedia and book a trip to ColwynBay today.