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by Peter N. Williams, Ph.D., Editor, Wales on Britannia

There is not much that is Welsh about Rhyl, despite its name, and the fact that it was chosen in the 1970's as the site for one of Wales's very first all-Welsh high schools (Ysgol Glan Clwyd, since removed to St. Asaph).

Its proximity to the English border has made it a popular holiday resort, especially for day trippers coming in from Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Midlands. As a kind of miniature Blackpool, with promenade, sea-bathing, Sun Centre, Marine Lake Amusement Park, and observation tower transported from a Garden Festival in Scotland, it provides them with lots of entertainment.

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