Rhyl

Travel Guide
Bodelwyddan Castle featuring heritage elements and a castle

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.

Ty'n Rhyl Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ty'n Rhyl Boutique Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
The price is £115 per night from 29 Sep to 29 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 ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
"A genuinely friendly welcome. A great location for Rhyl with free parking for your car. Clean rooms and good clean breakfast with attention to detail. If you can but choose not to stay here then you've missed a hidden gem. In fact don't stay here so there is more room for me when I plan my next stay ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2021

Ty'n Rhyl Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Faenol Fawr Hotel
Faenol Fawr Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £120 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
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) ...
3.8/5Good! (25 reviews)
"Lovely characterful hotel, staff very friendly and helpful. Family room was very spacious, could have done little update but otherwise perfect. Had a nice stay"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

Faenol Fawr Hotel
Roseview B & B
Roseview B & B
3 out of 5
The price is £480 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Rhyl Beach, Rhyl East Beach and SeaQuarium Rhyl. Rhyl Tourist Information Centre ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Great location, Big bathroom, big bed and balcony
"Great location, Tony, the Landlord, gave us a great welcome, and made sure we were aware of the local hotspots. The bathroom had the jetted bath, and, of course we gave it a go.. very enjoyable, huge bathroom and bedroom with a balcony leading onto a colourful garden. Breakfast was served at the ..."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2018

Roseview B & B
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Park Home in Marine Holiday Park
Park Home in Marine Holiday Park
2 out of 5
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brickfield Pond and Marine Lake. Rhyl Tourist Information Centre and SeaQuarium Rhyl are also ...
Park Home in Marine Holiday Park
Park Home in Golden Sands Holiday Park
Park Home in Golden Sands Holiday Park
2 out of 5
Situated in Rhyl, this campsite is within 2 miles (3 km) of Knightly's Funfair, Marine Lake and Rhyl Beach. Rhyl Tourist Information Centre and SeaQuarium Rhyl ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Nice caravan but hidden costs
"Really nice caravan with a good layout, next to the beach. Advert did not make it clear we would have to purchase entertainment passes- £44 for a family for 2 nights, very expensive for what it is."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Park Home in Golden Sands Holiday Park
MB Caravans Towyn
MB Caravans Towyn
3 out of 5
Situated in Rhyl, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Knightly's Funfair, Marine Lake and Rhyl Beach. Rhyl Tourist Information Centre and SeaQuarium ...
MB Caravans Towyn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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