Unlocking the Charm: Discover Historical Accommodation in Rhyl

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Gemma Williams

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Welcome to a captivating journey through time in the welsh town of Rhyl. Rhyl, with its holiday heritage stemming from the Victorian era right up to the 80's (before Freddy Lakers cheap airlines came about and took everyone to Spain) offers an unusual USP now. For those seeking a base to explore the UK and Europe Rhyl is a fantastic base. 

In this article, we will take you on a delightful exploration of Rhyl's historical house Ty'n Rhyl of course and the medieval connections it has, and we will uncover the hidden gems that showcase the where to visit in the area.

Delve into the depths of Rhyl's history as we guide you through the diverse range of accommodation choices that transport you to a bygone era. From exquisite period properties to quaint bed and breakfast establishments, each one promises a glimpse into the past while providing the utmost comfort and convenience.

Get ready to embark on a captivating journey where old world charm meets modern comfort. Prepare to discover the beauty of Rhyl's historical accommodation options and experience history firsthand. Join us as we unveil the secrets of this charming town's past and unlock the charm of Rhyl's fascinating historical accommodation

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A Journey Through Time: Uncovering the Historical Gems of Rhyl's Accommodation

Connections to Katherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII

Welcome to Tyn Rhyl, reputedly the oldest house in Rhyl! Our charming home has a fascinating history, with its first mention dating back to the Black Prince's registry on July 31st, 1351. 

This ancient record details a tenant with four acres of land in the town of Hill House near Rothelan. Up until the late 16th century, Rhyl was known as a small township grouped around a hill, which inspired the name Tyn Rhyl—derived from the Welsh definite article "yr" and the English word "hill." Historians believe that Rhyl took its name from this very house that has stood here for centuries.

As you step into the old panelled hall, you'll be greeted by a fine carved oak mantlepiece of pleasing design. At its center, a stunning mosaic panel of colored marble, known as pietra dura, catches the eye. 

This fireplace is said to have been part of the bedstead of Katherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, who passed away in 1536.

Look around, and you'll notice 14 small shields on the panelled wall, each representing different families. 

The house gained prominence when Angharad Lloyd, a noted antiquarian, geologist, and historian, resided here in the late 17th century. Through her female lineage, we can trace a connection back to Piers Grefys of Caerwys, a sergeant-at-arms to King Henry VIII. This connection adds a special historical significance to the beautiful old mantlepiece in our hall.

We hope you enjoy your visit and the rich history that Tyn Rhyl has to offer!