town in Denbighshire, Wales, UK

Rhyl (Welsh: Y Rhyl), pronounced Rill, is a seaside resort and community in Denbighshire in North Wales. It is in the historic county of Flintshire and the preserved county of Clwyd. In 2011, the town's population was 25,149. This makes it one of the largest settlements in North Wales.


Rhyl East Parade and clock tower
Map of Denbighshire, with a red dot showing the location of Rhyl
Map of Denbighshire, with a red dot showing the location of Rhyl
Location within the United Kingdom
Population25,149 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ015815
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRHYL
Postcode districtLL18
Dialling code01745
UK Parliament
List of places
United Kingdom
53°19′09″N 3°29′30″W / 53.3191°N 3.4916°W / 53.3191; -3.4916

The town was once an elegant Victorian resort. Influences from Liverpool and Manchester, both cities in England, after World War II changed the town. By 1990, the town had declined. However, since then the town has had major regeneration.

It has a number of Grade II listed buildings. An example is the Parish Church of St Thomas in Bath Street. It is listed as Grade II*.

Very old documents refer to a small dwelling in the area called Ty'n Rhyl. There is a manor house with that name that still exists in the town.

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