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Marine Lake and Miniature Railway, Rhyl

Marine Lake and Miniature Railway
This man made reservoir at the mouth of the of the river Clwyd, is the only salt water Lake in North Wales and has its own central island, providing the perfect opportunity to explore water sports such as sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, bare footing and many others. For those less inclined to venture out onto the water, all is not lost, as the scenery is quite beautiful, including an environmental trail, and even a miniature railway to ride on, with its own museum to explore.

tel: 01745 344515

address: Wellington Road Rhyl LL18 1AQ

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Rhyl East Beach, Rhyl

Rhyl East Beach
Fully qualified life guards watch over the zoned bathing areas which are ideal for families with young children. Rhyl East Beach does however cater for far wider tastes, with high winds, and sometimes challenging seas, ensuring watersports provide entertainment for novices and the experienced alike. While the miles of flat, sandy beaches encourage less traditional land based activities such as land boarding, kite buggying or sand yachting.

address: Rhyl LL18 3YP

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Rhyl Town Hall, Rhyl

Rhyl Town Hall
This unusual looking, historic building holds interesting old memorabilia, harking back to days gone by in Rhyl. But it has very much been brought into the new age with a modern renovation which now allows it to play host to various entertainments including boxing, wrestling, magic shows, Q&A with famous boxers, comedy acts, and musicians to name but a few. Add to this friendly bar staff, and the use of clean toilets to the rear, and this is once again a place very much worth visiting when in Rhyl.

tel: 01745 337480

address: Wellington Rd, Rhyl LL18 1BA

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Brickfield Park and Ponds, Rhyl

Brickfield Park and Ponds
This 1km tarmac route allows easy access for those wishing to view what was once a clay-pit and brickworks, but was later flooded, creating a wildlife hotspot, ideal for fishing, walking, cycling or running. Birds such as Kingfishers, Grey Heron and Sandmartins also frequent this area, making it an ideal location for birdwatching and wildlife photography.

address: Ffordd Derwen Rhyl Clwyd LL18 2YR

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Cae Ddol Park, Ruthin

Cae Ddol Park
Just off from Ruthin High Street, you can find Cae Ddol Park opposite the old Ruthin Gaol. The area has been modified in recent years to provide excellent habitat for nesting birds, there is a trail to walk, play area for children, and also a skate park. Depending on what you prefer there are two walks marked out, the shorter walk that sticks mainly to well defined paths, and encompasses the duck pond, or the longer more off-road option, crossing through more grassy parkland.The tarmac car park is free and includes nine disabled parking bays.

address: Ruthin LL15 1HN

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Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin

Ruthin Craft Centre
Funded by the arts Coucil of Wales, this lovely Craft Centre comprises three vastly different art galleries. There are a great many publications that may be viewed, and an archive. The centre also lays on regular talks, events and seminars for those wishing learn how to become more creative and artistic. Residencies are provided here, and in return the artists who are given studio space, are more than happy to talk you through what they do and show you some of their work. Cafe R serves a lovely full welsh breakfast and afternoon tea.

tel: 01824 704774

address: RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE THE CENTRE FOR THE APPLIED ARTS PARK ROAD, RUTHIN DENBIGHSHIRE LL15 1BB

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Moel Arthur Hill-fort, Ruthin

Moel Arthur Hill-fort
Built around the same time as Penycloddiau, some 2500 years ago, this site boasts some of the largest earthworks, banks and ditches in the area. Unlike Penycloddiau however, this is just a small site, encompassing only 2 hectares. Evidence has been found here of not only activity during the Iron Age, but also earlier in the bronze age. Another possible burial mound lies here, and in 1962, three copper Bronze Age flat axes were found within the ramparts. Earlier excavations also turned up Roman Pottery and flint Arrowheads.

address: Moel Arthur, Denbigshire, Ruthin

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St. Asaph Cathedral, St Asaph

St. Asaph Cathedral
There has been a Cathedral on this site for 1400 years, but the current building dates from the 13th century and is said to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Britain. Anglican in nature, it is the home of the William Morgan Bible, an important text in that it provides a vital link between Welsh culture and literature. Some of the early building work by bishop Hugh (1235-40) can still be seen in the gables and chamfered buttresses on the west front, the south west corner buttresses, and the walls of the early English choir.

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tel: 01745 582245

address: High St, Saint Asaph LL17 0RD

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Glascoed Nature Reserve, St Asaph

Glascoed Nature Reserve
On the West side of St. Asaph business park, you will be delighted by this tranquil nature reserve, created in the year 2000, to help support the internationally protected Great Crested Newts, which were displaced by the construction of the business park. The site itself comprises 14 ponds, grasslands, ditch and 2 planted woodland compartments supporting a variety of wildlife. You will find the entrance at the Llys Edmund Prys. The site is managed by North Wales Wildlife Ltd.

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tel: 01352 742115

address: west side of St. Asaph business park.

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Talacre Beach, Talacre

Talacre Beach
A seriously stunning beach on the North Wales Coast - miles of golden sand with sand dunes to explore.

The beach is rarely crowded popular place for families and walking the dog. The 18th century Point of Ayr lighthouse is located on the beach and is an impressive sight. There is ample parking which is free.

There are a number of eating establishments in the small village should you forget your picnic! The beach is well signposted off Mostyn Road (A548)

address: Talacre (Near Holywell), CH8 9RD

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