Rydal Penrhos School is nestled between the tranquil beaches of Anglesey and the lively ancient city of Chester, in the seaside resort of Colwyn Bay. As alumni, you will know the school’s setting very well, but here is a brief list of what is on offer in the North Wales region, should you be planning a trip to visit your school.
If you fancy stretching your legs on the longest pier in Wales or a ride on Britain’s only cable hauled tramway, then you should pay a visit to the nearby town of Llandudno.
Or how about a picnic on a blue flagged beach? You can marvel at the views of the bay from Britain’s longest passenger cable car and then make a visit to the Bronze Age copper mines, both located on Llandudno’s famous Great Orme. Here you can also access a marvellous outdoor artificial ski slope.
If you are looking for something equally or little more strenuous then a hike or climb in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park is only a half hour drive away.
We have a World Heritage Site close by in the historic town of Conwy. Conwy’s castle and town walls are some of the best examples in Europe, and the town’s marina is a perfect location for a relaxing lunch by the sea. But that is not all. North Wales is famed for its language, art, music and home-grown food, legendary golf, country walks and beautiful gardens. The National Trust’s Bodnant Gardens, in particular, are a must for all garden lovers.
The city of Chester is only a 35 minute drive away, but at a five minute walk from the school, you can not beat a walk by the sea in our very own Colwyn Bay. As you will come to discover, Rydal Penrhos could not be better situated to cater for all interests.