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Travelling around Colwyn Bay

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.

Colywn Bay birdseye view

Cheshunt was founded shortly after the Roman invasion, serving as an outpost on the main Roman road heading northwards out of London. Following the Norman Conquest, the town was gifted by King William I to Alan of Brittany, and since then a number of important historical figures have been linked with the area, including Elizabeth I, who resided in Cheshunt before she became Queen. Cheshunt is the birthplace of Lotus and Debenhams and, until recently, the home of the Tesco empire. In the 1960s, much of the surrounding land was used to develop new horticultural techniques – hence its beautiful array of gardens.