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Colwyn Bay

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Colwyn Bay is a town, community and seaside resort in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales overlooking the Irish Sea. Eight neighbouring communities are incorporated within its postal district. Established as its own separate parish in 1844 with just a small grouping of homes and farms where the community of Old Colwyn stands today, Colwyn Bay has expanded to become the second-largest community and business centre in the north of Wales as well as the 15th largest in the whole of Wales with the urban statistical area having a population of 31,353 at the 2011 census. HistoryThe western side of Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, includes a number of historic sites associated with St Trillo and Ednyfed Fychan, the 13th century general and councillor to Llywelyn the Great.The name 'Colwyn' is more likely named after 'Collwyn ap Tangno' who was Lord of Eifionnydd, Ardudwy and part of the Llŷn peninsula.GovernmentBay of Colwyn Town Council is a statutory body, covering the communities in the urban area. The mayor for 2016 - 2017 is Councillor John Davies.
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Historic Sites in Colwyn Bay

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Wildlife in Colwyn Bay

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