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Prestatyn Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 5 photos

Offa's Dyke Long Distance Footpath

Prestatyn is a quiet town, busy with old people and a few young locals who stayed. I left but my heart remains. So does my mum :-)

Prestatyn is in an amazingly beautiful and under rated part of Wales. Overshadowed by its ugly neighbour - Rhyl - few people see the natural beauty and charm of Prestatyn - yet it is one of the most incredible locations on Earth. Photographs of Prestatyn

Prestatyn Hillside, overlooking the Irish sea and the small town in between, is the northern "grand finale" of the delightful Offa's Dyke Footpath - a national trail from Chepstow in South Wales, to Prestatyn (168 miles, 6-12 days walk), mirroring the ancient earthwork that demarked the boundary between Mercia and Wild Wales.

Prestatyn Hillside is part of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - again in the shadow of the mighty Snowdonia National Park, just west.

If you want quiet, beautiful walks, horse riding or cycling, village pubs, ancient churches, hedgerows, and sunsets - this area has it all, unspoiled.

The Surrounding Area
Chester is only 25 miles to the East, Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia are the same distance west. In land are the historic towns of St Asaph, Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Ruthin and Mold (great name). Pictures of the Area

Welsh is a re-invigorated language inland, often spoken by farmers and locals, enlightened incomers and media people. The policy of bi-lingualism in all public sector jobs greatly encourages Welsh in every day use.

The coastal strip of towns, like Prestatyn and Rhyl, are heavily influenced by the tourism and retired folk from towns like Liverpool, Manchester and Stoke on Trent - all English. the accent is therefore a wierd mix of Welsh and Liverpudlian. English is the first language.

Have a look at Prestatyn's Website or see my Rhyl Page

  • Last visit to Prestatyn: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ChristaV's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Very nice introduction to this little village. thanks

  • jelw's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    I love your pages! Happy Birthday.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2006 at 7:54 AM

    Spent a weekend there years ago visiting the parents of my boyfriend at the time. Lovely area, lovely people!

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2005 at 1:31 AM

    we spent a week there and loved exploring the area.... great walking opportunities

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2005 at 3:31 AM

    I am sure I must have been here, but I dont recollect it. Interesting page & great links, Malcolm, thanks. (~_~)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2005 at 3:57 PM

    Great info on this part of Wales! I did not quite make it that far north on my single excursion into this beautiful part of our Planet!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2004 at 7:59 AM

    Important warning tip. Thanks. Another excellent introduction. Your work is easy to follow and so packed with information.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2004 at 10:49 AM

    Did you do the Dyke trail then? It looks like it goes through some enjoyable countryside.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2004 at 3:57 AM

    Another place I've never heard of. Thanks for sharing.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 12:45 PM

    More excellent tips. Thanks for including the web links.


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