"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Towyn

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

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Things to see and do in and around Towyn

  • Knightlys Fun Parks
  • Palace Fun Centre
  • Rhyl Sea Life Centre
  • The Palace Fun Centre
  • Geronimos and Little Injuns
  • Sea Life Aquarium
  • Felin y Gors Fisheries
  • Rhuddlan Castle

Tourist Information

Rhyl
Tourist Information Centre
Rhyl Childrens Village
West Parade
Denbighshire
Wales
LL18 1HZ

Phone 01745 355068
Email rhyl.tic@denbighshire.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Friday 24 March

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
E
Pressure 1033
Humidity 79%
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ENE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 63%
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15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
E
Pressure 1033
Humidity 58%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 69%
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21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1035
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
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