From Glasgow to Rhyl The Story of Rhyl Tower!

Written by on 05/12/2022

The history of Rhyl Sky Tower

Have you ever wondered where Rhyl’s sky tower originated from before becoming the beacon of light that it is today?

Opened in 1988 by Princess Dianna and (then) Prince Charles at Glasgow Garden Festival the Clydesdale Bank tower stands at 76 metres tall. 

Purchased from Glasgow Garden Festival for around £825,000, the 76-metre tall Rhyl Sky Tower has been a key landmark on the north Wales town’s promenade since 1993.

A rotating gondola, removed in the project’s early stages, previously allowed rides to the top. On a clear day this offered spectacular views of the bay to the north and Snowdonia to the south.

deconstruction taking place

On the left is where the Tower started back in 1988. On the right is 2022 where the tower is still standing tall and shining on, visible from many miles away.

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