Rhyl (IPA: [(ə) r̥ɨl] Welsh: Y Rhyl) is a seaside town on the Irish Sea, in the county of Denbighshire (formerly Clwyd, formerly Flintshire), northeast Wales, at the mouth of the River Clwyd (Welsh: Afon Clwyd). To the west is the suburb of Kinmel Bay, with the resort of Towyn further west, Prestatyn to the east and Rhuddlan to the south. At the 2001 Census, Rhyl had a population of 24,889.
Rhyl has long been a popular tourist destination for people all over the North West of England as well as those living in Wales. With good links between Manchester, Liverpool, London and Ireland, Rhyl is more accessible now than it has ever been.
Once an elegant Victorian resort, there was an influx of people from Liverpool and Manchester after World War II changing the face of the town. The area had declined dramatically by 1990, but has since improved due to a series of regeneration projects bringing in major investment. European funding, secured by the Welsh Assembly Government, has produced millions for the development of Rhyl's seafront for instance.
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