Colwyn Bay Info
Colwyn Bay is located in a picturesque area of North Wales, with easy access to Snowdonia National Park and the historic town of Conwy, which has been given World Heritage Site status. Visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in the town and surrounding areas, with the spectacular scenery of the Nant-y-Glyn Valley just a short walk inland and the quaint seaside town of Rhos-on-Sea within easy reach.
The town of Colwyn Bay offers all the attractions that visitors would expect from a place that was developed in the 19th century as an escape for a holiday for the workers from the industrial cities. One nearby major attraction is the Welsh Mountain Zoo, home to a variety of rare animals and set amongst beautiful scenery with fantastic views of Snowdonia and the surrounding area. Local historical attractions include Conwy Castle and Bodelwyddan Castle, as well as an interesting variety of theatres.
Sports enthusiasts can discover a number of indoor sports facilities at the local leisure centre, including a swimming pool, athletics tracks and squash courts. Those looking for outdoor adventure can enjoy the fantastic local landscape through cycling, walking and climbing routes in the region or by sailing or jet skiing off the coast of Colwyn Bay.
Colwyn Bay began to boom as a town when people from industrial areas started to visit seeking an oasis of relaxation and entertainment away from noisy polluted cities. Tourism continues to be an important industry in Colwyn Bay today, with engineering and farming also contributing to the local economy.