Old Colwyn is a village near the coast of North Wales. Although a quiet place, visitors will not be left bored, due to the village's close proximity to Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. Other towns and villages nearby include Rhyl, Abergele, Llysfaen, Llanelian-yn-Rhos and Mochdre. In Old Colwyn is an area of woodland called the 'Fairy Glen'.
This area of woodland is said to contain many different spirits including fairies, hence its name, which dates from the Victorian era and is a common name from that period.
This area has recently undergone a regeneration with funding from the council and it is now possible to walk through it easily.
The church of St John the Baptist is considered the highest building in Old Colwyn. Built largely of limestone and sandstone between 1899 and 1905, the striking tower, complete with parapets and embattlements, was added in 1912.