Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ABC Wednesday: C is for
the Central, Colwyn Bay

(Photograph © Gerald England, 2014 - click on image for larger view)

Built in 1870, its Gothic style and use of local carboniferous limestone is an example of the early phase of the town's development which is now scarce. Originally called the Station Hotel, it would have been visible across an open field from the railway station.

See an historic photograph of the Central on the Colwyn Bay Heritage website.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. What a grand and handsome building.

    SamuraiFrog, ABCW

  2. Such a striking building--so beautiful.

  3. I've been to Colwyn Bay many times but I've never noticed that hotel ! I shall look out for next time we have a day trip out !

  4. Impressive building made even more so with the use of limestone. Having a passing interest in railway architecture I wondered if the station buildings used limestone but it looks from the few pictures I found possibly not however I was taken by the statement that in the past "livered pages from the towns big hotels met the guests when they arrived by train".

  5. The hotel was build before more than 100 years. But it's beautiful. Your houses is more durable than ours, wood made houses,I think.
    Have a nice Summer!

  6. Lovely building. Stone has a reassuring permanent look.