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Here in Wales, 2017 is our Year of Legends. Conwy county’s classic coastline is the place to be for epic seaside experiences. Put your best foot forward with a walk on our stretch of the ground-breaking Wales Coast Path, the first of its kind in the world. Take a short stroll or hardcore hike – or bike it – to get acquainted with our wide, open, exhilarating shores.

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North Wales is the world’s fourth best place to visit. No, we didn’t make that up. Leading travel publisher Lonely Planet ranked it that high in its 10 ‘Best in Travel’ regions for 2017.

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All along our coast you’ll stumble across things to see and do. Kinmel Bay’s seemingly endless sands are a big draw for beach bums, while charming, timeless Rhos-on-Sea offers peaceful village vibes between the bustling resorts of Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. At Colwyn Bay, the ambitious Porth Eirias development has given the coastline a new lease of life (and beach!). Featuring a delectable seafront bistro run by top chef Bryn Williams and a buzzing new watersports activity centre, the revitalised promenade is a legend in the making.

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If only all seaside towns could be like this – neat, pristine and peaceful. The long seafront walkway from Colwyn Bay takes in Rhos-on-Sea’s breakwater, where a little harbour has an atmosphere reminiscent of a West Wales coastal village.

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Small is beautiful in this charming seaside town located between big brothers Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.

The ‘small is beautiful’ theme continues at the delightful Harlequin Puppet Theatre, perhaps Rhos’s greatest claim to fame. Another ‘mini’ attraction is Rhos Fynach Mini Golf. It’s crazy golf with a fun nautical theme, with holes that include ‘The Surfboard’, Pirate’s Skull’ and ‘Submarine’. Take a walk along the main street and look at the shops. They’re all small and mostly independent. There’s a farm shop stuffed with fresh produce, shops selling antiques, home accessories and jewellery... there’s even a shop selling period costumes. And there’s a great range of cafés and restaurants too.

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Rhos’s sparkling coastal waters are popular with watersports fans and anglers, while walkers and cyclists make for the car-free promenade path. It’s not just the traditional promenade and lung fulls of salty sea air that attract walkers. Start your exploration from the tiny, roughly vaulted St Trillo’s Chapel at Rhos Point. Standing on the site of an ancient healing well, it’s the smallest church in Britain, seating only six. St Trillo’s is one of 26 historic sites on the circular Rhos-on-Sea Heritage Trail, which also takes in the remains of Llys Euryn, a 5th century hill fort, perched above the town with all-seeing views.

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This busy part of the coast features mile upon mile of big sandy beach and offers classic seaside family fun. Kinmel Bay is popular for canoeing and kitesurfing. The pretty harbour is a favourite among yachtsmen and fisherman alike. And next door, Towyn’s collection of beach front amusements and entertainments are a big hit with visitors. The area is well known and loved by thousands as a camping and caravanning centre. Head to Tir Prince and Knightly’s Fun Park for something to keep the whole family happy. 3002’ Tryfan

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Pensarn's popular north facing promenade has classic seaside amusements and a lovely shingle beach. Historic sites at the ancient market town of Abergele include the 15th century parish church of Saint Michael, and the town is a great base for walking the surrounding countryside or playing a few rounds at the excellent 18-hole golf course.

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Colwyn Bay is also the perfect place for a day’s retail therapy. Pick up a gift for someone or treat yourself! Many of our excellent independent stores are family run. If you’re looking for your high street favourites, we have those, too. Plus, one of the region’s largest shopping malls, complete with handy free parking. The weekly farmers’ market selling everything from organic pork to preserves is on every Thursday at the Bay View Shopping Centre. Bag yourself a bargain at the street market every Tuesday and Saturday.

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Colwyn Bay’s prime attraction, perched panoramically on the hillside, is the Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales. It’s a caring conservation zoo, with many rare and endangered species from around the world including snow leopards, red pandas, Sumatran tigers, chimpanzees and Californian sea lions.

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But we’re not just making waves. Our green spaces are keeping up too. Colwyn Bay’s green fingers just keep on growing. The town has won yet another Wales in Bloom prize for its fabulous floral displays – for the 15th year running.

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THE RHOS-ON-SEA HERITAGE TRAIL

The trail takes you past the town’s historic locations including Bryn Euryn ancient hill fort, the sixteenth century ruins of Llys Euryn, built on the site of a thirteenth century palace, and the tiny chapel of 6th century Saint Trillo on the shore. Pick up a copy of the trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Point.

COLWYN BAY HERITAGE WALK

HERITAGE & CULTURE Britain’s smallest church, a historical hillfort and a ruined mansion are some of the delights to be found on the Rhos-on-Sea Heritage Trail. Neighbouring Colwyn Bay’s heyday as a bustling resort is reflected in the ornate shopfronts and gabled buildings – follow the Colwyn Bay Heritage Trail booklet to find out more. And then enjoy a show or a movie at Theatr Colwyn. This Victorian gem, built in 1885, is reputedly the oldest working theatre in Wales. 8

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01492 577510 colwynbayheritage.org.uk The Colwyn Bay of yesteryear, a fashionable seaside resort favoured by prosperous, privileged travellers, hasn’t entirely disappeared. The architecture of the old town still displays the wealth, opulence and spirit of those times. You’ll see it when you follow the 29-point route of the Colwyn Bay Heritage Trail. The trail is available to download from the Colwyn Bay Heritage Group website.

ORIEL COLWYN

01492 577888 orielcolwyn.org Oriel Colwyn is a gallery space dedicated to showcasing photography and photographic works. Housed upstairs at the Theatr Colwyn building, admission is free and exhibitions are available to see most weekdays between 10am and 5pm and during normal theatre and cinema opening times. Oriel Colwyn is a multipurpose exhibition space and therefore occasionally unavailable. Please phone ahead in advance if travelling to confirm the gallery is open.

THEATR COLWYN

01492 577888 theatrcolwyn.co.uk At the heart of Colwyn Bay since it first opened as a venue in 1885, Theatr Colwyn shows a varied programme of live music, stage plays, dance and stand-up. You can still catch a movie at this, the oldest working cinema in the UK, which now has digital technology.

EIRIAS PARK QR HERITAGE TRAIL

colwynbayheritage.org.uk Enjoy the two mile circular route exploring the park’s history. Follow the Trail using the 20 QR (Quick Response) points to reveal the unexpected aspects of the park’s heritage, including a zoo, a boating lake, dinosaurs, marionettes and a gorsedd stone circle. A map of the route is available on the website. VISITCONWY.ORG.UK

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FAMILY FUN

Penguins, puppets, crazy golf, funfair rides and sandy beaches – our coastal attractions are perfect for all the family.

WELSH MOUNTAIN ZOO

Colwyn Bay, 01492 532938 welshmountainzoo.org This caring conservation zoo set high in the wooded hills above Colwyn Bay, is the perfect place to see all your favourite animals and get to know some new ones. Open all year, everyday except Christmas Day. 1 Feb - 25 March 9.30am - 5pm, 26 March - 28 October 9.30am 6pm, 29 October - 30 November 9.30am - 5pm,1 December 31 January 2018 9.30am - 4.30pm. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Seasonal free minibus from Colwyn Bay railway station. Please check the website for details.

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HARLEQUIN PUPPET THEATRE

Rhos-on-Sea, 01492 548166 puppets.uk.com Britain’s very first theatre designed just for puppet shows has been entertaining audiences of all ages since 1958, and still holds regular performances today. Backstage, find out about the puppeteers, the story of the theatre, and the marionette tradition. Please check the website for times and dates of the shows.

ADVENTURE TRAIL

Adventure Park, St George Abergele 01745 833332 adventuretrail.wales Explore beautiful woodland with more than 40 fun challenges! Open 10am -5.30pm - weekends and all school holidays.

TOTALLY APE

Old Colwyn, 01492 518484 facebook.com/TotallyApe Children’s indoor soft play centre with two separate playframes. One for toddlers and a larger main frame for the older children to climb, clamber, slide and explore. See the website for opening hours.

ABERGELE LEISURE CENTRE

Abergele, 01492 577940 conwy.gov.uk/leisure This excellent leisure centre offers swimming tuition for all ages in the 25 metre pool where you can try snorkelling or aqua aerobics. There’s also a fitness suite and an all-weather pitch.

RHOS FYNACH MINI-GOLF

Rhos-on-Sea 01492 548185 rhosfynach.co.uk/golf.htm Another family attraction is Rhos Fynach Mini Golf. It’s crazy golf with a fun nautical theme, with holes that include ‘The Surfboard’, ‘Pirate’s Skull’ and ‘Submarine’. Great fun for all the family.

TIR PRINCE

Towyn, 01745 345123 tirprince.co.uk Experience the thrills of American-style harness racing, including flood-lit evening race meets at this entertainment complex.  And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s a fairground with rollercoaster rides, a go-carting track and an outdoor market too. Please check the website for opening times and dates for race meetings.

KNIGHTLY’S FUN PARK

Towyn knightlysfunparks.com Make your holiday a break to remember at this vibrant funfair and amusement park. There’s a variety of fun rides for all the family and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.  A fantastic fairground, amusement arcade, bar, restaurant, and beautiful floral garden area. Please check the website for opening times.

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GOLF ABERGELE GOLF CLUB

RHOS-ON-SEA GOLF CLUB

OLD COLWYN GOLF CLUB

SILVER BIRCH GOLF AND FOOTGOLF CLUB

Abergele, 01745 824034 abergelegolfclub.co.uk 18 hole parkland course.

Old Colwyn, 01492 515581 oldcolwyngolfclub.co.uk 9 hole meadowland course.

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Penrhyn Bay, 01492 549641 rhosgolf.co.uk 18 or 9 hole parkland course.

Betws yn Rhos, 01492 680690 silverbirchgolfclub.co.uk Two 9-hole courses that can be combined for an 18-hole round. Plus the first 18-hole footgolf course in Wales.

Discover the great facilities EIRIAS STADIUM & EVENTS CENTRE at Eirias. Set in 50 acres The stadium at Eirias is the of beautiful parkland and perfect venue for top class sports events and outdoor concerts. conveniently located just Featuring a rugby and football minutes from the A55. pitch, as well as an athletic track. Here you will find a range It continues to host all the home of activities for the whole fixtures of the under 20s 6 Nations. family to enjoy. EIRIAS PARK

Eirias Park is great for families. It covers 50 acres of beautiful parkland and features a boating lake, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, bowling greens, a children’s adventure playground, and a wheeled sports area.

The Eirias Events Centre offers the flexibility to cater for a wide range of events from exhibitions and conferences to team building days and concerts.

COLWYN LEISURE CENTRE

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COLWYN BAY WATERSPORTS

Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay 01492 437177 colwynbaywatersports.co.uk Colwyn Bay Watersports offers sailing, windsurfing and power boating courses as well as equipment hire from a fleet of sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and SUP kit. Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to get a taste of the sports, or just want to get out on the water and practice, Colwyn Bay beach is the perfect place to start.

SEA ANGLING TRIPS

ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURE Go for it!

Rhos-on-Sea, further information available from the Harbour Office on 01492 596253 Take a trip on a charter vessel with an experienced skipper (weather permitting, of course!). Depending on the season you can fish inshore for whiting, codling, bass, mackerel and more. Or venture further out for pollock, cod, conger and coalfish.

TAN-Y-MYNYDD TROUT FISHERY

Moelfre, Abergele, 01745 826722 tan-y-mynydd.co.uk This established fishery has five lakes set in tranquil countryside. A fly-fishing haven and a test for the best angler or just great fun for beginners. Open all year every day from dawn to dusk.

When it comes to activities and adventure, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in this part of the world. Pulse-pounding adrenaline sports, picturesque coastal walks, a challenging round of footgolf, jet skiing and kitesurfing are all in the running. Go on have a go! 14

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GET ACTIVE CRANK UP THE ADRENALIN! COASTAL LAUNCHING SLIPWAYS Harbour Office, Conwy 01492 596253 You can launch your craft from several locations along the coast including Porth Eirias Slipway, Colwyn Bay (powered craft only including PWC) and Aberhod Slipway, Rhos-on-Sea (non powered craft only). Fees are payable and you will need to be covered by the appropriate insurance. For more details see conwy.gov.uk

COLWYN JET SKI CLUB

Colwyn Bay colwynjetski.com This friendly club promotes safe personal watercraft riding and provides on-site RYA training to members by qualified instructors.

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ADVENTURE PAINTBALL

St George, Abergele 01745 361368 adventurepaintball.co.uk If you’re idea of fun is chasing your mates around a forest, armed with just a paintball gun and your wits, then Adventure Paintball in Abergele is for you. This is the place to come if game scenarios with titles like The Grave Yard, The Lost Uranium and Sam Missile Base set your heart racing! Prepare to splat or be splatted! Advance booking required.

NORTH WALES KITESURFING SCHOOL

Kinmel Bay 07799 532725 kiteboardinglessons.co.uk Kitesurfing lessons run by IKO kitesurfing instructor on 3 miles of quiet beach. Check the website for details and booking.

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CONWY COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE

01492 575200, conwy.gov.uk/countryside Popular local trails include Pwllycrochan Woods, the Fairy Glen at Old Colwyn and Bryn Euryn above Rhos-on-Sea. Leaflets available locally or see the website for more information.

WALES COAST PATH

Boot up and get walking. The acclaimed Wales Coast Path stretches for 870 miles around Wales’ entire shoreline. Our bit – the 34½ miles between Kinmel Bay and Llanfairfechan packs in lots of highlights. Shingly Pensarn Beach (SSSI), spot wildlife on the slopes of the Great Orme and come face to face with Conwy’s mighty World Heritage castle. conwy.gov.uk/countryside

PEDAL POWER National Cycle Route 5 is its official name, but we know it better as the coastal bike ride between Llanfairfechan and Kinmel Bay. Most of the route is traffic free, and you can join at various points along the way. It’s one of the greenest ways to see our coastline and countryside. Pick up a copy of the Conwy Cycle Route Map from Conwy or Llandudno Tourist Information Centres or download from visitconwy.org.uk VISITCONWY.ORG.UK

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RGC v Wales The Wales rugby team will embark on a 6 day training camp in North Wales, culminating with a game against RGC at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay on 2 June. wru.co.uk

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2017

Please don’t think that we go to sleep when summer’s over. Our full-on programme of festivals and events runs throughout the year. Here’s a taste of what’s happening in 2017. For more details of events in Conwy County check out visitconwy.org.uk 09/07

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BUC Student Windsurfing Nationals Colwyn Bay Watersports welcomes this major championship to the sandy beach at Colwyn Bay. The event is run in partnership with the Student Windsurfing Association and offers a range of levels of competition depending on experience. With over 150 student competitors expected, it promises to be quite a spectacle in the Bay! studentwindsurfing.co.uk

Colwyn Bowling Festival The Colwyn Bowling Festival has developed into one of the largest bowling festivals in the United Kingdom, hosting 7 major tournaments. Eirias Park, covering 50 acres of beautiful parkland, is the home for most of the festival. The main tournament within the festival is the George Davies tournament which was established in 1931 and is a mixed singles competition open to all bowlers. 01492 575563 colwynbowlingfestival.co.uk

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Prom Xtra Porth Eirias, Promenade, Colwyn Bay Prom Xtra is back for 2017 for a free, family, fun filled day! There's the much loved fun fair and plenty of action packed activities planned too. Prom Live will return with a wide variety of entertainment from bands, soloists, dancers and more! The fun starts at 10am. To keep up to date with everything that’s planned make sure you keep checking: facebook.com/EventsConwy 18

Bryan Adams, Get Up Concert Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay Presented by Orchard Entertainment. Rock legend and Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams brings his fantastic live show to Eirias Stadium - the major event in North Wales for the summer of 2017. Multi-platinum recording artist Bryan recently released his 13th studio album, Get Up, featuring a solid collection of beautifully-crafted rock songs such as Brand New Day, You Belong to Me, and Thunderbolt. 01492 872000 venuecymru.co.uk

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Colwyn Bay Forties Festival, This festival is all about fun and nostalgia. Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Britain during World War Two, from ration book cookery to vintage clothes and vehicles. Penrhyn Road, Colwyn Bay from 10am to 5pm. facebook.com/FortiesFestival

Eglwysbach Show Full agricultural and horticultural show with something for all the family featuring cattle, sheep, light and heavy horses, sheep shearing competition, photography and children's classes, trade stands, fairground and art exhibition. Cae Henblas, Eglwysbach from 9.30am. eglwysbachshow.co.uk

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Glamorgan Cricket Festival Ever since the 1960s, Glamorgan County Cricket Club has staged an annual match in North Wales at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club's ground in Rhos-on-Sea. And what says summer more than the sound of leather on willow? Experience first class cricket as Glamorgan CCC hosts Sussex CCC in a 4-day Championship match. 01492 544103 glamorgancricket.com VISITCONWY.ORG.UK

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Beauty and the Beast Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay Magic Light Productions return to Theatr Colwyn with their magical pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast�. Enjoy a journey of enchantment and magic in one of the most loved fairytales of all time! Packed full of puppets, magic, comedy, song and dance - the story of Beauty and the Beast is brought to life in this traditional family pantomime. theatrcolwyn.co.uk

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This list was compiled during March 2017 and details may have changed, so please check dates and times if you plan to attend an event.

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VISITCONWY.ORG.UK


Colwyn Bay 01492 577900 investcolwynbay.co.uk/eirias

EIRIAS

Colwyn Bay 01492 577888 theatrcolwyn.co.uk

THEATR COLWYN

Colwyn Bay 01492 532938 welshmountainzoo.org

WELSH MOUNTAIN ZOO Tuesday & Saturday 01492 576626

COLWYN BAY MARKET

Photographic Credits: Alan Dop Photography, Freelance Photos North Wales, Martin Lyons, North Wales Weekly News - Steve Lewis, PM Photography, © Crown Copyright (2017) Visit Wales, Matt Wilcox. Designed by: View Creative 37 Rhos Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy, LL28 4RS. t: 01492 542400 www.viewcreative.co.uk Published by: Tourism Marketing Team Community Development Service Conwy County Borough Council Library Building, Mostyn Street Llandudno, LL30 2RP t: 01492 575945 / 575950 © Conwy County Borough Council

When you have finished with this guide please recycle it or pass to a friend.

Whilst Conwy County Borough Council has made every effort to ensure accuracy in this publication, the Council cannot accept responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or for any matter in any way connected with or arising out of the publication of the information contained within this brochure.

DIGWYDDIADAU YCHWANEGOL

CANOLFANNAU CROESO

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Os oes arnoch angen rhagor o wybodaeth wrth gynllunio eich gwyliau neu ar ôl i chi gyrraedd yma, cysylltwch neu ymwelwch ag un o’n Canolfannau Croeso.

Digwyddiadau ac adloniant gydol y flwyddyn yn y lleoliadau a ganlyn:

AR AGOR DRWY’R FLWYDDYN GARDD BODNANT Tal-y-Cafn nationaltrust.org.uk/ bodnantgarden

BWYD CYMRU BODNANT

Tal-y-Cafn 01492 651100 bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

LLANDUDNO:

Mostyn Street, LL30 2RP. ffôn: (01492) 577577

CONWY:

Adeiladau’r Muriau, Rosehill Street, LL32 8LD. ffôn: (01492) 577566

PWYNT GWYBODAETH I DWRISTIAID

Llandrillo-yn-Rhos: Canolfan Happy Faces, Y Promenâd, LL28 4EP

TEITHIO O AMGYLCH

Pam na wnewch chi adael y car yn lle mae o, ymlaciwch a mwynhewch y golygfeydd drwy ddefnyddio ein rhwydwaith o fysiau a threnau. Ceir manylion llawn yn yr Arweinlyfr Cludiant Cyhoeddus sydd ar gael yn y Canolfannau Croeso. Ffoniwch Traveline Cymru ar 0800 464 00 00. Neu ewch i traveline.cymru y wefan cynllunio teithiau ac amserlenni ar gyfer cludiant cyhoeddus yng Nghymru. D BETWS-Y-COE

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Why not leave your car behind, relax and enjoy the scenery by using our network of buses and trains. Full details in the Public Transport Guide available at TICs. Call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 00 00 or go to traveline.cymru: the journey planner and timetables website for public transport in Wales.

Os ydych yn chwilio am wybodaeth am Landudno, Conwy a Dyffryn Conwy, ewch i nôl copïau o’r Arweinlyfrau Poced Hanfodol hyn o’r Canolfannau Croeso, neu e-bostiwch: tourism@conwy.gov.uk

GETTING AROUND

Rhos-on-Sea: Happy Faces Centre, Promenade, LL28 4EP.

TOURIST INFORMATION POINT Muriau Buildings, Rosehill Street, LL32 8LD. t: (01492) 577566

Tal-y-Cafn nationaltrust.org.uk/ bodnantgarden

BODNANT GARDEN

EVENTS EXTRA

Tal-y-Cafn 01492 651100 bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

BODNANT WELSH FOOD Year round events and entertainment held at the following venues:

CONWY:

Mostyn Street, LL30 2RP. t: (01492) 577577

OPEN ALL YEAR LLANDUDNO:

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TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES

THEATR COLWYN Bae Colwyn 01492 577888 theatrcolwyn.co.uk

EIRIAS

Bae Colwyn 01492 577900 investcolwynbay.co.uk/eirias

MARCHNAD BAE COLWYN

Dydd Mawrth a Dydd Sadwrn 01492 576626

SW FYNYDD CYMRU

Bae Colwyn 01492 532938 welshmountainzoo.org

Cyhoeddwyd gan: Tîm Marchnata Twristiaeth Gwasanaeth Datblygu Cymunedol Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy Adeilad y Llyfrgell, Mostyn Street Llandudno, LL30 2RP ffôn: 01492 575945 / 575950 © Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy

Er bod Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy wedi gwneud pob ymdrech i sicrhau cywirdeb y cyhoeddiad hwn, ni all y Cyngor dderbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw wallau, camgymeriadau neu hepgoriadau nac am unrhyw fater sydd mewn unrhyw ffordd yn gysylltiedig â neu’n codi o gyhoeddi’r wybodaeth yn y llyfryn hwn.

Dyluniwyd gan: View Creative 37 Rhos Road, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, Conwy, LL28 4RS. ffôn: 01492 542400 www.viewcreative.co.uk

Pan fyddwch wedi gorffen gyda’r llyfryn hwn cofiwch ei ailgylchu neu ei basio i ffrind.

Diolchiadau am y lluniau: Ffotograffiaeth Alan Dop, Freelance Photos North Wales, Martin Lyons, North Wales Weekly News - Steve Lewis, PM Photography, © Hawlfraint y Goron (2017) Croeso Cymru, Matt Wilcox.


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Boating Lake...................................................................... G11 Tennis Centre.....................................................................F11 3 Eirias Park - Bowling Greens....................................... G10 4 Colwyn Leisure Centre................................................. H11 5 Library.......................................................................................E7 6 Colwyn Bay Market (Tuesday & Saturday) Station Road and Sea View Road........................E7/E8 7 Model Yacht Pond ......................................................... G12 8 Pier (Currently closed to the public)........................D9 9 Pwllycrochan Woods (Nature Trail).......................... G4 10 Porth Eirias (Watersports Centre, Bistro and Cafe)..................E10 11 Queens Gardens (Green Flag Award)........................E6 12 Bay View Shopping Centre............................................E8 13 Eirias (Events Centre & Stadium)............................ H11 14 Theatr Colwyn/Cinema/Oriel Colwyn......................F8 15 Welsh Mountain Zoo........................................................F1 16 Wheeled Play Facilities suitable for BMX, Skateboards, In-line Skates and Scooters.......... H11 2

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