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RhylUnited Kingdom

Rhyl is a busy, seaside resort on the northeast coast of Wales.

In Victorian times it was known for its elegance and its popularity boomed after the Second World War. With improved road and rail links, Rhyl became a destination of choice for city-dwellers from nearby Liverpool and Manchester.

More recently, the area has benefited from multi-million pound regeneration projects, which blend its traditional charms with contemporary attractions in an exciting way. For a family seaside holiday, with miles of golden sands and safe sea bathing, Rhyl cannot be beaten.

Rhyl has many hotels to choose from, ranging from cheap and cheerful two star hotels to the more luxury end of the spectrum. Whatever your budget and requirements, you will find something to suit. There are also numerous guesthouses and B&Bs, as well as self-catering properties.

You can shop 'til you drop in Rhyl. The town centre is pedestrianised, with every big brand name store you could wish for as well as an outdoor market every Thursday and Saturday. If the weather lets you down, there is an indoor shopping centre too.

Rhyl caters for everyone's tastes, with small cafes, fine dining in hotel restaurants and pub grub galore. Home-grown Welsh produce features strongly, but there is also international cuisine, with a number of takeaway options if you are self-catering — fish and chips are a must for every seaside holiday.

For the less adventurous, all the usual fast food outlets can be found, but for something a little different, why not enjoy oysters on the seafront?

If you tire of building sandcastles or paddling, Rhyl has enough on offer to guarantee that you will never have a dull moment. You could start with a stroll along the prom, a ride on a beach donkey or simply gaze in awe at the bascule bridge across Rhyl Harbour.

Rhyl Marine Lake offers sailing, canoeing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. The lake itself is skirted by a miniature railway, which has delighted tourists since 1911.

The Drift Park has fun water features, mini golf, a casino and open-air theatre, or there is the SeaQuarium for a scuba experience without getting wet!

Enjoy a bike ride along National Cycle Route 5, or how about a spot of sea angling, horse-riding, or a round of golf at Rhyl Golf Course?

Venture inland and you can discover the tranquillity of green spaces like Brickfield Pond and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve, both homes to a variety of waterbirds. Glan Morfa is a trail loved by birdwatchers and walkers alike, following the estuary through woodland and alongside mudflats.

Top hotels in Rhyl

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
OYO Pier Hotel Rhyl
OYO Pier Hotel Rhyl
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night from 17 Oct to 18 Oct

Situated on the beach, this hotel is steps away from SeaQuarium Rhyl and Rhyl Beach. Rhyl East Beach and Rhyl Tourist Information Centre are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"Friendly management very comfortable bed very good price for a great nightbsleepn"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

OYO Pier Hotel Rhyl
Faenol Fawr Hotel
Faenol Fawr Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £110 per night from 21 Sep to 22 Sep

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Rhuddlan Castle. Bodrhyddan Hall is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) ...

3.5/5Good! (10 reviews)

"We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Its ran by really friendly staff who are bubbly, polite and happy to chat. The food was lovely. The room was quaint and clean. Seems they are midway through building self-catering rooms. Pretty building too. We will definitely return. 1 hour from Mount ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Faenol Fawr Hotel
Ty'n Rhyl Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ty'n Rhyl Boutique Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
The price is £98 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brickfield Pond, Rhyl Tourist Information Centre and SeaQuarium Rhyl. Rhyl East Beach ...

5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"The owners are obviously very passionate about their B&B and were super welcoming. The building itself is very charming/characteristic, the bed was very comfy and breakfast was amazing. We only wish we had more time there!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Ty'n Rhyl Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Popular places to visit in Rhyl

Rhyl Beach
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Rhyl Beach

3.5/5(26 reviews)

Rhyl Beach, at the seaside resort of Rhyl on the north-east coast of Wales, has sand stretching about six miles along the coast to Prestatyn. There is safe bathing off most of the length of Rhyl Beach and there is a lifeguard service to guide you to the best places.

Bodelwyddan Castle
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Bodelwyddan Castle

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Voted the most haunted place in Wales, Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales is popular among both the living and the dead. The 500-year-old castle is a partner of the National Portrait Gallery and its many rooms and corridors are filled with rare artworks, while there's also plenty to entertain the kids for a family-friendly day out.

Rhuddlan Castle
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Rhuddlan Castle

Find out about the history of Rhuddlan with a stop at Rhuddlan Castle. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area or visit its lively bars.

Brickfield Pond
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Brickfield Pond

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Brickfield Pond during your travels in Rhyl. Stroll along the area's seaside or simply enjoy its bars.

Rhyl East Beach
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Rhyl East Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Rhyl East Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Rhyl. Stroll along the area's seaside or simply enjoy its bars.

Dyserth Waterfall
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Dyserth Waterfall

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Dyserth Waterfall during your travels in Dyserth. Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Rhyl

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Getting a facelift should be great once completed but we have been coming for years

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Nov 2019

Typical uk seaside resort

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 May 2019

Town a little run down

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 May 2019

We love rhyl and every thing about the area the only thing I'd say is when the tide goes out and people follow it out be aware of it coming back in behind you. You will get stuck thank god for life guards/boats

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Apr 2019

Will & Wayne are great hosts, always up for a laugh. No hesitation in recommending a stay here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Apr 2019

Lovely little weekend break enough pubs and places to eat all around you with easy walking distance without the hustle bustle and noise .great location for us

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