Colwyn Bay is a popular holiday resort with a refreshingly relaxed feel to it. It’s nestled on a thriving area of the North Wales coast next to Rhos-on-Sea and Penrhyn Bay, with Llandudno a few miles up the road. It’s part resort, part thriving community, and the two work in perfect harmony together. Colwyn Bay is the main tourist area with a sandy beach and promenade, but to the east is Old Colwyn, the site of the original town and the main residential area, great for shopping if you’re self-catering.
As well as the beach, visitors love to come and see the animals at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, a beautiful place where you can get up close with the animals. And just between the old and new towns is Eirias Park, where you can have a picnic or go for a swim in the pool. It all adds up to a unique resort where you’re right in the heart of North Welsh resort country. With so many interesting places within 20 minutes, it makes for a perfect base for a longer break. Here are all the train and ticketing info you need, including ways to save.
Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Colwyn Bay
Colwyn Bay is right on the North Wales railway line, so it’s quick and easy to get to from all over Britain.
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Things to do in Colwyn Bay
Colwyn Bay is famous for its soft sandy beach, one of the gems of North Wales. You can easily spend a day there, refuelling with an ice cream or visit a cafe for a hot drink and a bite to eat. It’s hard to imagine how the station could be any closer to the beach, too – it’s literally across the road. So whether you’re a day-tripper from North West England or stopping over for a few nights, the train’s the perfect way to avoid the coast road and arrive refreshed and ready to relax.
The Welsh Mountain Zoo is one of North Wales’s premium attractions, although its name might be a little misleading since the mountains are a good 20km away. Conservation is at the heart of the zoo’s purpose, and you’ll get to see some of nature’s wonders in beautifully designed enclosures. Expect big cats, pandas, primates, reptiles, amphibians and lots of exotic and Arctic birds. You’ll even be able to feed some of them.
Eirias Park has long been a favourite place to take the kids in Colwyn Bay, and you’ll probably be sharing it with grandparents who were visitors themselves as children. Half of it is a typical park, with rides, a lake and picnic areas, but there’s also a leisure centre in the grounds with a swimming pool and slides – perfect if the weather isn’t playing ball. You might even be able to catch a performance at the Eirias Events Centre.
Ways to save
Whether you’re a frequent rail user or your trip to Colwyn Bay is a one-off, there are plenty of ways to save money on your train travel.
You’ll save simply by booking in advance because the price is lower the earlier you buy. Try to avoid buying on the day if you can.
Also, because unlike third-party ticket sellers we don’t charge a fee, if you book directly through this site or on our app, you’ll make a saving. You’ll also benefit from our price guarantee: if you find the same ticket cheaper elsewhere, we’ll refund the difference.
If you’re travelling as a group of three or more, consider making a group booking as it’ll be cheaper than buying individual tickets.
Regular rail users might already know about the Railcard. It gives you discounts of a third off travel (or half-price if you’re 16 or 17) as long as you travel off-peak. But even if you’re just making a few long journeys in a year, you can cover the cost of your railcard. Discover more advice on our ways to save page.
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