Towyn (Welsh: Tywyn), is a seaside resort in the County Borough of Conwy, Wales.
It is located between Rhyl, in Denbighshire, and Abergele in Conwy. According to the 2001 Census, together with neighbouring Kinmel Bay (to the east), it had a population 7,864, of which 10.7% could speak Welsh. Only a third of the population were born in Wales.
A combination of gale-force winds, a high tide and rough seas caused Towyn's flood defences to be breached at about 11.00am on 26 February 1990. 4 square miles (10 km2) of land was flooded, affecting 2,800 properties and causing areas of the resort to be evacuated. The coastal defences have since been reconstructed and significantly enhanced.
Towyn has a notable church. St. Mary's Church was designed by the renowned architect George Edmund Street, and was consecrated on 17 June 1873. It is known for the distinctive tiling on the roof. The same architect also designed the building which now houses the youth club in nearby Abergele.
The principal economic activity in Towyn is tourism, concentrated in the summer season. A mix of static caravans and touring caravan pitches provides accommodation.
Local authority: Conwy Council
OS Grid Reference: SH974794
Tourist Information Centre
Rhyl Childrens Village
Phone 01745 355068
Photos are automatically tagged by geographic coordinate proximity and/or are submitted by website visitors, and may not necessarily be specifically of Towyn.
Forecast for Monday 10 December
|Chance of rain||15%|
|Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.||
|Chance of rain||27%|
|Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.||
|Chance of rain||43%|
|Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.||
|Chance of rain||4%|
|Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.||
|Chance of rain||5%|
|Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.||
|Chance of rain||7%|
|Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.||
Conveniently located just of the A55, this family-run manor house is set within the peace and tranquillity of the rural surroundings of Abergele, North Wales. Details...
Just 2 minutes’ walk from the beach, Berwyn Guest House in Rhyl offers bed and breakfast less than half a mile from the town centre. A 3-minute drive from the Pavilion Theatre, it provides free WiFi and has free parking nearby. Details...
Located just 50 metres from Rhyl’s promenade and sandy beach, the Westminster Hotel is opposite the White Rose shopping centre. The Westminster has a 24-hour reception and the Sky Tower, a revolving viewpoint tower, is just a 5-minute walk away. Details...
Located right on Rhyl Seafront, with stunning views over the Irish Sea, the family-run Kensington Hotel offers cosy bedrooms and cooked breakfasts. Kensington Hotel is situated on the East Parade, just 300 metres from Rhyl town centre. Details...
Centrally situated in the North Wales seaside town of Rhyl, the Roseview B&B Rhyl is just 3 minutes' walk from the promenade and Rhyl Railway and Bus Stations. It offers free WiFi and free onsite parking. Details...
Situated in the seaside resort town of Rhyl, the Ocean View offers self-catering accommodation. Directly opposite the Sun Centre and Pavillion Theatre, it is just 150 metres from the beach and within a 5-minute walk of Rhyl Railway Station. Details...
Beach Bungalow is a wonderful family seaside base, set close to the beach at Kinmel Bay, a mile from the bustling seaside resort of Rhyl. There are five bedrooms, including some with en-suites, consisting of three family rooms, a double and a single. Details...
Beach Cottage is a wonderful family seaside base, set close to the beach at Kinmel Bay, a mile from the bustling seaside resort of Rhyl. There are five bedrooms, three doubles and two family rooms, one with en-suite facilities, and a double futon as well as two family bathrooms. Details...
Avalon is a semi-detached cottage in the North Wales coastal village of Abergele. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin room and a family bathroom. Details...
Situated in a quiet residential area and overlooked by the impressive Gwych Castle, is this a charming brick-built, semi-detached bungalow, only 10 minutes walk from Abergele's lovely sandy beach and town centre. Details...
Backwater Cottage is a welcoming semi-detached single storey property on the outskirts of the coastal resort of Abergele. The cottage has a king-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom, plus a family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. Details...
Breve Rest is a modern detached bungalow in a quiet location on the outskirts of Abergele in North Wales. The cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms - one double with basin and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and Doc M mobility fittings, and one single with a further single sofa bed in the connecting TV/dressing room. Details...