Rhyl is popular Welsh seaside resort town and community in the county of Denbighshire. It lies within the historic boundaries of Flintshire, on the north-east coast of Wales at the mouth of the River Clwyd(Welsh: Afon Clwyd). To the west is the suburb of Kinmel Bay and the resort of Towyn beyond, to the east Prestatyn, and to the south Rhuddlan. There have been many regeneration projects that have brought in major investment. Several million pounds of European Union funding secured by the Welsh Government has been spent on developing the seafront.
Rhyl has a number of Grade II listed buildings and landmarks. These include the neighbouring Parish Church of St Thomas in Bath Street, which is listed as II*, a fine example of high Victorian Gothic and a prominent feature on the town landscape.
On the East Parade is the SeaQuarium. It is a long-established centre of all things slippery and scaly and an undercover must-see. Take a closer look at amazing specimens including eels, piranhas, stonefish and lobsters, as well as coral and conservation displays. Regular demonstration sessions keep things exciting and offer a chance to find out more about exotic species.
SC2 - A new Rhyl Suncentre, at SC2 they have something for every visitor, whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a paddler or just want to put your feet up and relax. The main waterpark area is suitable for all ages and abilities and children will be able to explore and enjoy the water at their own pace with a maximum depth of 900mm. The water confidence area graduates from 00mm to 300mm and is perfect for parents and toddlers to enjoy a paddle and a splash about. In this colourful environment, younger children will be able to develop their confidence before moving on to the bigger splash features. The amazing water park offers both indoor and outdoor water play for all ages and abilities. With breath-taking flume rides, beach style paddling, slides for all ages and themed cafes, there really is something for everybody. There will also be a bar, water slides and a terrace open seasonally.
Also based at the SC2 is Ninja Tag Active where the website encourages you to come and challenge yourself on the first Junior TAG in the UK and the first TAG Active in North Wales. This fantastic indoor multi-level play area is a cross between Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior, all in one exciting experience. With over 80 targets across 4 levels, this timed activity zones test your skill, your fitness and your bravery.
The aim of TAG is to find the computer-controlled tags and collect the points on your wristband sensor within the twenty-minute time slots. This challenge requires both mental and physical ability, skill and strategy… Who will you challenge?
The TAG Active structure is suitable for those over 1.2m and tickets include 2 x TAGactive games which last roughly 20 mins and sessions are designed to give participants a 15-minute break between the two games to recharge and refuel in the TAG Cafe and seating area.
The new Pavilion Theatre (which opened in 1991) is also on the East Parade. It has over 1000 seats and is managed by Denbighshire County Council. It also houses the restaurant 1891 which has rave reviews for it's food. A varied selection of shows and concerts are available throughout the year.
The Marine Lake, an artificial excavation in the west of the town. The lake is a 12 hectares man-made reservoir and it was officially opened in 1895. Rhyl Miniature Railway is the only original attraction remaining on the site, a narrow-gauge railway that travels around the lake and is now based at the new museum and railway centre. At the Rhyl Minature Railway, Billy, Clara, The Lister and the Railway Queen are among the beautiful old engines to take a look at here with regular steam train departures snaking past a tranquil lake. More than a century after the station opened, enjoy a ride before relaxing and perusing the museum. There is also a playground and numerous watersports clubs based around the lake.
Rhyl railway station is on the North Wales Coast Line and is served by through trains provided by Virgin Trains between Holyhead and London Euston, and Transport for Wales services to Cardiff Central via Newport and Crewe, and to Manchester Piccadilly. Other nearby stations include those at Abergele & Pensarn, Prestatyn, Flint, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Junction. Rhyl has direct Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains services to Holyhead, which gives connections by Stena Line or Irish Ferries to Dublin Port. There is also a bus station alongside the train station.
The A548 road runs through the town, connecting it to the A55 Holyhead to Chester road at Abergele. The A525 road runs southwards from the town to Rhuddlan, St Asaph and Ruthin. Several bus services are run by Arriva Buses Wales along the main coast road between Chester and Holyhead, linking the coastal resorts. Another bus route runs between Rhyl and Denbigh.
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