Trains to Prestatyn

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Prestatyn is a seaside resort town located on the Irish Sea coast, to the east of Rhyl, in Denbighshire, Wales.

 

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Prestatyn is a popular tourist destination and resort town. Efforts are being made to revive the town integrating new facilities to attract greater numbers of tourists to the town, such as the opening of retail high street shops, supermarkets and attractions such as tenpin bowling, quad bikes, a dance studio as well as the revival of Ffrith Beach in the attempt to increase the town’s status.

Prestatyn’s tourist attractions include the remains of Roman Baths, the Neolithic Prestatyn Castle, built in 1157 on land granted to the Norman lord R. Banastre by King Henry II of England, built on level ground on the coastal plain gifting visitors with an extensive view.

The town lies at the northern end of the Offa’s Dyke Path. Hiking lovers should undertake the North Wales Path, a long-distance coastal panoramic route to Bangor, or the Clwydian Way, a 122mile Circular Route largely set within Denbighshire.

The town hosts two major events each year, the flower show and the carnival. Prestatyn Flower Show is an annual event held in Prestatyn town centre on the last weekend of July. The flower exhibition also includes a small display of classic cars and vintage motorcycles. Prestatyn Carnival is an annual two- day event held in summer in the town featuring field events, competitions and a procession. Each year, thousands travel to the town by train to take part in the festivities. Visitors are advised to purchase train tickets to Prestatyn in advance to secure their seat and take advantage of discounted railway fares.

Heritage lovers should visit the 1157 remains of Prestatyn castle, book a guided tour to Bodrhyddan Hall, a 17th century stately historic house featuring historical collections, formal gardens and a tea room for refreshments. Or spend a day at Bodelwyddan Castle and Park, where they will find a 19th century mansion featuring Welsh art, Victorian games, artifacts on display and extensive grounds that offer opportunities for relaxing strolls. Nature lovers should consider visiting Rhaeadr Dyserth, it offers visitors a beautiful waterfall, hiking opportunities, a picnic area and scenic views. Restrooms are available to visitors.  Rhuddlan Local Nature Reserve features featuring wildlife, ponds, a cycle path and beautiful views of Rhuddlan Castle. Horse lovers should head to Bridlewood Riding Centre to enjoy rides down on to the sands. On a rainy afternoon, visitors should head for the Scala Cinema and Arts Centre to watch all year round everything from blockbusters to pantomimes. Beach lovers can choose from three sandy beaches Barkby Beach, Central Beach and Ffrith Beach or take a stroll along the promenade that joins the three. Prestatyn offers a range of activities suitable for families with kids include Rhyl aquarium, Rnightly fun parks with rides and attractions. Ffrith Beach Arena Park is an expansive coastal park featuring a sandy beach, opportunities to take bike paths or play a bowling game. Start planning your getaway, book in advance train tickets to Prestatyn, to experience all that the town has to offer.

Visitors travelling to Prestatyn railway station will travel along the North Wales Coast line. This railway line also connects the town with Holyhead to the west and Chester to the east.