Travelling around Rhyl
Rhyl is a seaside resort town on the North Wales Coast, close to the mouth of the river Clwyd. Ever since the Victorian age, it has been a particularly popular holiday destination for travellers from the north-west of England, as well as those journeying from other parts of Wales.
Regeneration in recent years has led to the redevelopment of the seafront and promenade areas, and further inland the town of Rhyl is home to a number of Grade II listed buildings. Although the chief appeal of a trip to Rhyl is the chance to experience a traditional Welsh seaside break, a journey inland will also bring you into contact with some of the most spectacular scenery in Wales.
Rhyl lies on the North Wales Coast line, providing quick and easy rail travel to other parts of North Wales, as well as destinations as far away as London. Arriva bus routes in the area can take you to Prestatyn, Llandudno and (on an open top bus) Talacre.
Although Rhyl has always been a seaside town popular with tourists, it thrived as a centre for brickmaking in the 19th century, thanks to four clay pits established on the edge of the town. Most of the red brick buildings still standing in Rhyl were built between 1860 and 1940 using these locally made bricks.
The opening of the railway station in 1848 proved to be a huge boost to the town’s standing as a holiday destination, and the building of the first pier in North Wales in 1867 helped to make Rhyl the tourist hub it is today.