2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the Colwyn Bay 40s Festival, and it promises to be even bigger and better than ever before in order to celebrate the occasion. As always, the festival will be celebrating the wartime spirit of 1940s Britain, and as such will see a variety of ‘40s style music and entertainment.
In recent years the festival has seen the Llandudno Swing Band, Lilli de Carlo, and tributes based on everyone from George Formby and Vera Lyn to Winston Churchill and Field Marshal Montgomery.
The Ballroom Blitz Dance is once again the highlight of the weekend, a ‘40s dance held on the Saturday evening that’s sure to delight all comers. Dress up in your ‘40s finery and enjoy the music!
Apart from the music and the dancing, there are a number of other attractions, such as local food and produce stands, weapons displays, demonstrations, vehicles and a replica plane, and even a full on battle re-enactment. It is a truly fabulous event that is a real treat.
Image by Kerry Roberts
The Colwyn Bar Fourties Festival is hosted in Colwyn Bay Town Centre.
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Conwy Castle is easily the most spectacular of all the castles in North Wales (and cost the most to build, too!). The castle was built for Edward I by Master James of St George, and is one of the most impressive surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.
The town walls of Conwy are a major tourist attraction for the town, and with good reason: they are regarded as one of the most impressive and most intact walled circuits in all of Europe. Dating back to the late 13th century, they are as old as the town itself, and constructed by Edward I to pair with the equally impressive Conwy Castle, they form a foreboding defensive installation.
Old Colwyn Beach is found in Colwyn Bay and it has a lot to offer its visitors. The beach itself is glorious, a long stretch of golden sands that is backed by a promenade. Car parking is great, just up from the beach, and the promenade offers plenty of seating and eating opportunities. Dog walkers will love it here as well, as the beach is 100% dog friendly. This means your canine friends can enjoy the beach at any time of day or year.
Enjoy everything Conwy has to offer by staying in a cottage in and around the town or Conwy Marina. Attractions include Conwy Castle, the town walls, Plas Mawr Elizabethan House, The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, pleasure cruises and a wide range of shops and restaurants.
A popular area for holiday makers this has something for everyone - beaches, scenery and plenty of things to do.
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