Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay has been attracting visitors since the nineteenth century. Before being developed as a holiday resort by the Victorians it was just a few farms and cottages. The development of the town was linked to the sale of the Pwllycrochan Estate. In 1875 aware of the benefits of easy rail access from the industrial towns of North West England, and the possibilities of developing a fashionable resort the land was sold off, with the parkland being set aside for the finest villas. The architecture of this era is still evident in the 75 listed buildings in the town, including ornate shopfronts and gabled buildings, some of which you will discover as you walk through this lab. If you enjoy this tour and would like to discover more has an excellent historical walking guide.

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