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Probably one of the better known seaside towns in North East Wales Rhyl is renowned for its long sandy beach stretching all the way from Splash Point to the Foryd Harbour. Rhyl promenade provides the ideal location for a peaceful stroll. The promenade is in fact a part of the coastal sea defence and allows you to walk along the shoreline from Rhyl to Prestatyn.
There has been evidence of some early history in the area, for example Roman artefacts have been found, but it really was the Victorian era that helped Rhyl become a popular tourist resort. A small town the importance of the tourist industry was to have an important effect on the area, by the mid 1830’s it was becoming quite the place to visit.
This is still true today and Rhyl has certainly progressed to capitalise on its miles of sandy beaches. All along the prom are hotels with great sea views and throughout the 20th century it attracted both long term tourists and day trippers.
Entertainment for all the family the byword of the town, it had miles of amusement arcades for those days when it rained and its funfair at he West End of town on Ocean Beach with its wide variety of thrilling rides entertained families from all over the UK. For those who preferred things a little quieter there was the Marine Lake – built on land reclaimed from the River Clwyd in 1895 the site was popular for boating and bathing. The Marine Lake is famous for its miniature railway which was built to take in a circuit of the lake, around a mile, and opened in 1911. Today it is managed by the Rhyl Steam Preservation Trust and, manned by volunteers, it still runs regularly throughout the summer.
Towards the end of the 1960’s and early 1970’s Rhyl tourism was in strong competition with cheap foreign holidays but it was determined to fight back. It built the Sun Centre right on the promenade, an indoor entertainment complex that has indoor swimming pools providing the perfect climate, adjoining the Sun Centre a new theatre was built that plays host to many productions not just in the summer but throughout the year. It built a whole new entertainment area just off the town centre that offers a variety of shops and restaurants, and in 1993 it built the Skytower – an observation tower that rises some 240’ above ground and providing some spectacular views.
Rhyl is ideally placed for those who wish to explore the surrounding towns and villages and yet is convenient to reach by either car or train. Where Rhyl was once struggling it is now once again a successful tourist resort where investment is continuing – the new Drift Park (with its themed gardens) and Foryd Harbour refurbishment which will offer both tourists and residents alike yet more facilities.
Rhyl's largest & premier hotel, positioned on the seafront, adjacent to the main shopping centre and all promenade attractions. Having been sympathetically restored to its former glory, but still offering ... More
Welcome to Barratts, a 4 star accommodation with a renowned restaurant and the oldest house in Rhyl. We are situated away from the tourist area, yet are still close to all the major attractions that ... More
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Ideally located within easy reach of the A55. For shops and local amenities Rhuddlan town centre is only 2 miles away. Conveniently situated for Rhyl train station.
Our Rhuddlan Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More
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This unique hotel rests in the picturesque Saint Asaph, perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding countryside, a short drive from the beaches of the coast.
The Talardy Hotel caters for a wide ... More