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Hotel 70 Degrees, Old Colwyn

October 14, 2015   

On our way home from family holidays we would often be on the road at night. One of the landmarks we’d look for was a hotel on top of the hill.

The hotel was called Hotel 70 Degrees although it later became Colwyn Bay Hotel. It sits above the A55 at the top of a cliff called Penmaen Head. It was built in 1972.

hotel 70 degrees

It was called Hotel 70 Degrees because of the unusual angles used in the construction of the hotel.

hotel 70 degrees 2

Once a popular destination, unfortunately it closed in 2002 and was demolished in 2007 to make way for houses.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/5223874.stm

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/slanting-walls-seventy-degrees-hotel-2297985

http://www.photoramic.myby.co.uk/Pensite_colwyn_bay.htm

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/hotel-70-degrees-n-wales.t3396