Colwyn Bay 6 miles; Llandudno 12 miles; Conwy 12 miles.The pleasant seaside town of Abergele stands on the lovely North Wales coastline and is ideally positioned between the stunning Vale of Clwyd and the lovely Conwy Valley.I had actually got out almost before the shock of the collision was over, and this was the spectacle which already presented itself.Not a sound, not a scream, not a struggle to escape, or a movement of any sort was apparent in the doomed carriages.Set amongst rolling parkland with spectacular views of the coast, The Kinmel and Kinspa offers splendid accommodation, fine dining and a luxurious Spa complex.Whether it is business or pleasure, a relaxed lunch or large function, you will find everything you need to make your time with us an experience to remember.
However, the heavy loss of life resulting from the accident was caused less by the impact itself, and more by the load of the two runaway wagons next to the brake van, which carried 50 wooden barrels, holding about 1700 gallons (~7750 litres) of paraffin oil between them.
The Kinmel (formerly the Kinmel Manor) has provided the perfect venue for weddings, functions and conferences for over 30 years.
Recently the subject of an extensive upgrade, the Hotel now boasts over forty luxurious rooms including Suites and Executive Doubles and Twins, a brand new lavish Spa complex including state of the artgymnasium, Swimming Pool, Hydrotherapy Pool, Sauna, Aromatherapy Steam Room, a suite of six treatment rooms, four with their own showers and the fantastic Tranquillity Suite where you can relax and enjoy the views over the magnificent North Wales countryside.
Brasserie 1786 affords the opportunity for fine dining in an informal but well-appointed restaurant serviced by an Executive Chef that delivers the very best in seasonal cuisine using only the finest ingredients including locally sourced produce.
Offering a perfect coastal holiday base, this cosy and comfortable, semi-detached cottage is situated on a quiet estate on the outskirts of the North Wales village of Abergele, less than half a mile away from the sea and golden sands of the beach.
The next thought was to reverse the engine towards Abergele and retrieve the wagons, but this intention was quickly overtaken by the succeeding events.