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Park View Surgery
"not impressed

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Elwy Dental Practice
"i used to be very happy at the dental practise mr MCcoobery was my dentist he was fantastic and very pleasent, i have seen differnt ones since he left none ..." More

Marine Park Holiday Park
"No entertainment on all week only on Friday and nothing for kids apart from that its a lovely site to go to x

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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 1830s 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 1960s and early 1970s 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. .


Accountancy & Business Services
Banks J V & Co
Buckle & Co Ltd


Bodrhyddan Hall
Kinmel Bay
Molly Mouse Play House
Palace Fun Centre
Resort Beach
Rhuddlan Castle
Rhyl Miniature Railway


Westminster Hotel *book online*

Caravan Park

Marine Park Holiday Park
Sunnyvale Caravan Park

Care Home

Bryn Cwybr
Canterbury House
Sandy Lodge


Apollo 5 Cinema




Bod Heulog

Elwy Dental Practice
Ffordd Elan Dental Practice


Kings House Surgery
Kinmel Bay Medical Centre
Lakeside Medical Centre
Madryn House Surgery
Park View Surgery

Estate Agent

Beresford Adams
Jones & Redfearn
Peter Large Estate Agents
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
St David's Estate Agents
Thomas Estates

Golf Club


Holiday Park

Golden Sands Rhyl
Marine Park Holiday Park
Robin Hood Holiday Park

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North Wales Inn

Sun Inn
Swan Inn
Unicorn Inn


Bistro Restaurant
China City Restaurant
Food Planet
Magpie & Stump
New Inn
Oasis Restaurant & Coffee Shop
Piazza Restaurant


Christchurch County Primary School
Hiraddug County Primary School
Northgate School
Rhyl High School


Margeret Powell & Co
Michael A. Brown & Co


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A B C Taxis
A1 Taxis
Carrolls Taxi
Rhyl Cars


Little Theatre
Pavilion Theatre


Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Rhyl Judo Club (Martial Arts)


Jacksons Nurseries & Garden Centre
Abbey Pets
Castle Pharmacy
T Morrice-Evans
Peter G Nelson
Soled Out
Rowlands Pharmacy
Rowlands Pharmacy
Julian Graves



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Westminster Hotel (0.08 miles)

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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

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Kensington Hotel (0.14 miles)

Kensington Hotel

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A small comfortable family run non smoking hotel, prominatley situated on the sea front of Rhyl, A 2 minute walk from the town-centre and walking distance from the train station. ... More

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Barratts of Tyn Rhyl (0.58 miles)

Barratts of Tyn Rhyl
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 | visit website
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Premier Inn Rhuddlan (2.35 miles)

Premier Inn Rhuddlan
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 | visit website
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Halcyon Quest Hotel (3.81 miles)

Halcyon Quest Hotel

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This family hotel/public house features a well-stocked bar, a sunny beer garden with ample seating and an off-road private car park at the front and to the rear of the building.

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Beaches Hotel (3.86 miles)

Beaches Hotel

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The Beaches Hotel is a Seafront 70 all en-suite Luxury bedroomed Hotel with its own Heated Indoor Swimming Pool and Leisure suite.Half an Hours Drive from Chester, and just over ... More

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Talardy Hotel (4.11 miles)

Talardy Hotel

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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

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Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel (4.19 miles)

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

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This magical place, set in stunning North Wales is a Grade II listed house, and home to the National Portrait Gallery's ... More | visit website


Kinmel Arms (4.22 miles)

Kinmel Arms

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The Kinmel arms is a haven of rural tranquillity only a few 100 meters from the A55 with ready access to the coast, mountains and cwms of North Wales. In ... More

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Kinmel Manor (4.33 miles)

Kinmel Manor

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The Kinmel Manor Hotel is a family run hotel conveniently located just of the A55 set back within the rural surroundings of Abergele. The featured fireplace in the heart of ... More

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