Bumper summer for tourism in North Wales

Despite a pretty poor summer for warm weather, tourist attractions in North Wales say they have been thriving through July and August.

Rhyl hosted an air show which brought nearly 100,000 people into the town.

Meanwhile the Rhyl Seaquarium had its busiest ever summer with 1000 people visiting the attraction every day.

David Hanley from the sea attraction said:

"We've had quite a few visitors this year from Rhyl.

"They're people who have lived in the area for 16 years but have never been in the Aquarium, so it is doing quite well for local visitors as well.

David also believes Rhyl needs to start using its natural potential to draw in more tourists.

He added:

"The beach is a natural commodity and the arena is just a short walk away.

"Things like that are already there and we need to start using them"