Local Amenities

The Bay of Colwyn covers the North Wales coastal town of Colwyn Bay and its neighbouring communities of Old Colwyn in the East and Rhos-on-Sea to the West, extending inland through the Pwllycrochan Woods to incorporate Upper Colwyn Bay and the village of Bryn y Maen.

Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve

Bryn Euryn is a prominent limestone hill overlooking Rhos on Sea, with fine views from the summit. It is a rich mixture of grassland and woodland, part of it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  It also has great historical interest with Llys Euryn – a house dating from the 15th century – and a hilltop fort from the 6th century.  It is well served by a network of paths, including the Summit Trail, which links Llys Euryn and the fort at the summit. There is a waymarked circular walk through the woods. An accompanying leaflet will help you explore the area, while providing information on its history and wildlife.

Further information can be found here: What kind of walk is it?

Harlequin Puppet Theatre

The Harlequin Puppet Theatre is a puppet theatre at Rhos-on-Sea, Wales. Britain’s oldest permanent puppet theatre, the Harlequin was built in 1958 by Eric Bramall and is now run by his former puppeteer partner, Chris Somerville. It is open throughout the main school holiday periods: the February, Easter, Spring Holiday and October half-terms together with the main Summer Season from the end of July into early September. Shows are daily at 3pm and are designed to appeal to the whole family.  Most shows last an hour and a half or more. There is an interval when ice cream is available.

Click here for the Harlequin Puppet Theatre website.

Porth Eirias

The new facilities at Porth Eirias have created a fantastic destination for watersports lovers across the whole of North Wales, and England.  It’s home to celebrity chef Bryn Williams’ award-winning bistro: 

Click here for more information.

Click here to be taken to Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias.

The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo


This is a tiny little church on Rhos Point, Colwyn Bay. You could probably squeeze in six worshippers, and it is thought to be the smallest church in Wales and indeed the whole of the British Isles.

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Pwllycrochan Woods and Local Nature Reserve

This prominent woodland stretches across the slopes behind the town of Colwyn Bay. The wood is almost entirely deciduous with a variety of native trees and exotic species such as sweet chestnut and firs.

Further information can be found: What kind of walk is it?


Colwyn Bay Beach

Colwyn Bay beach is a wonderful beach. Stretching 3 miles from Rhos Point to Penmaenhead, Colwyn Bay beach offers a safe environment for the whole family. Colwyn Bay has two Blue Flag beaches – Porth Eirias beach and Rhos/Colwyn Bay beach.

Please click the link for updates on the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project.

Eirias Park

Eirias Park is Conwy’s premier sporting and non sporting attraction situated in Colwyn Bay with fifty acres of beautiful parkland. The infrastructure consists of indoor and outdoor facilities to allow visitors to relax and enjoy one of Colwyn Bay’s finest areas.

Click here for more information on Eirias Park.

Eirias Park is the home of RGC (Rygbi Gogledd Cymru) For more information:  http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/northwalesrugbyunion

Theatr Colwyn

This 329 seat theatre hosts a wide variety of performances ranging from dance and drama to music concerts, Welsh language shows, and a very popular Christmas pantomime.  It also has a thriving cinema audience, with patrons enjoying a variety of films all screened with the latest 4K digital technology. Fans of live performance will also benefit from the technology upgrade, as ‘alternative content’ such as plays, operas and ballets will be beamed live via satellite direct to Theatre Colwyn from venues all over the world.


Click here to visit the Theatre Colwyn website.

Welsh Mountain Zoo


Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens are home to our caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers!

Click here to view the Welsh Mountain Zoo website.