An idyllic village on the east coast of Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn is a place where the sea and land meet. Filled with old folklore, quaint houses and beautiful views, Old Colywn is a wonderful place to live for young families and people who enjoy a slower pace of life. The Irish Sea can be seen from one side and the Fairy Glen from another. The latter is an area of woodland that has stories of different spirits living within and that name has remained since the Victorian Era. Whether you’re living in Old Colwyn or visiting for a day, there’s plenty to see and do.
Old Colwyn is an excellent place to raise children, as there are many schools to choose from in the surrounding region. Schools to be aware of in the area are Ysgol T Gwyn Jones, Ysgol Hen Golwyn and Ysgol Bryn Elian The first two are suitable for younger children and Ysgol Bryn Ellian is a secondary school. In the nearby community of Colwyn Bay, you’ll find primary and secondary schools that are recognised by Offstead for their excellence. This includes Ysgol Bod Alaw, Eirias High School, St Joseph’s R.C Primary School, Ysgol Nant Y Groes and more.
The best way to get around the village is by bus, car or bike and there are good road links to several interesting places. For example, Colwyn Bay is a five minute drive and there are plenty of modern amenities and attractions to enjoy. Old Colwyn has direct links to the A55; allowing access to the North Wales coast and connections to the M56, for Chester, Manchester and beyond.
Old Colwyn has a great balance of traditional pubs, modern restaurants and quiet cafes to eat and drink in. Recommend venues include The Plough Inn, a pub serving up British fare. The Tamarind Thai Restaurant offers a glorious range of Thai curries and other meals to appreciate. You could also stop by Ken’s Kitchen for hearty Chinese food. If you’re out for lunch, there’s The Village Hub & Deli, which serves up a diverse range of sandwiches and paninis. There’s also the Greenfield Road Chippy to satisfy a craving for amazing fish and chips.
With its proximity to the sea, Old Colwyn is a wonderful place to enjoy sun and sand. Find a spot to relax on Porth Eirias Beach, a wide stretch of golden beach that provides breathtaking views of the Irish Sea. Several water activities include swimming, windsurfing, canoeing and dolphin spotting. For land-based activities, take a trip to Welsh Mountain Zoo, home to a range of rare animals like brown bears and snow leopards. From there you can take a relaxing stroll through Eirias Park, which houses sports facilities and picnic spots.