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Abergele, Conwy

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Abergele, Conwy

Abergele is a community and old Roman trading town, situated on the north coast of Wales between the holiday resorts of Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, in Conwy County Borough. Its northern suburb of Pensarn lies on the Irish Sea coast and is known for its beach, where it is claimed by some that a ghost ship has been sighted. Abergele and Pensarn railway station serves both resorts. Abergele is often overlooked due to the popularity of nearby Rhyl, Prestatyn, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Conwy.
Administrative CountyConwy
Traditional CountyDenbighshire
OS GridSH9477
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01745
Population10,016 (2001)

Abergele, Conwy in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Abergele, coast par., market town, and watering-place, N. Denbighshire, 34¼ miles W. of Chester by rail -- par., 9439 ac. (11 water), pop. 3172; town, pop. 1916; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. On 19th Aug. 1868, A. was the scene of an appalling accident to the Irish limited mail, 33 persons being killed. Castell-Cawr, on a high rock in the vicinity, is one of the most perfect Roman camps in Wales.

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