Travelling around Colwyn Bay
Colwyn Bay is an idyllic seaside town on the north coast of Wales, overlooking the Irish Sea. A popular holiday resort in Victorian times, the town has lost none of its charm and beauty.
With heritage trails exploring the town’s history and culture, the spectacular Welsh Mountain Zoo, and numerous bars and restaurants, there’s plenty to see and do in this timeless enclave. Take a stroll along its golden beaches, or simply sit back, relax, and drink in the stunning views across the Irish Sea.
Colwyn Bay is easily accessible by road and rail, and the train station is situated in the heart of the town centre. Arriva bus services operate in the area, providing routes to and from Llandudno, as well as other nearby towns and villages, such as Abergele and Prestatyn.
A stroll along Colwyn Bay’s promenade is an absolute must. Part of the Wales Coast Path, it stretches for over three miles, providing some breath-taking views across the bay.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you might brave the surf at the local water sports centre or hire a bike and explore the 13th-century ruins in the neighbouring town of Rhos-on-Sea. For wildlife enthusiasts, there’s the spectacular Welsh Mountain Zoo, providing some amazing vistas and a glimpse of some of the rarest creatures on the planet, including the Sumatran tiger and the elusive snow leopard.
If you’re passionate about food, you’ll love Colwyn Bay’s very own seafront bistro, offering up local fare from one of the UK’s best-loved chefs. And, if it’s entertainment you’re after, why not take in a show at Theatr Colwyn, the oldest working theatre in Wales.
As night falls, this sleepy seaside town comes to life, with a selection of bars and restaurants, and open-air concerts at Eirias Park, regularly playing host to some of the biggest names in music.