Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno are all set to feature on BBC's Great Coastal Railway Journeys on Friday (April 19).

Great Coastal Railway Journeys, which features Michael Portillo as host, is into its third series having begun back in 2022.

So far this series he has already visited other Welsh locations including Anglesey, Porthmadog and Cardigan Bay.

Conwy county to feature on BBC's Great Coastal Railway Journeys

This week viewers will see Portillo explore areas within the Conwy county and Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park in a new episode of Great Coastal Railway Journeys.

North Wales Pioneer: Michael Portillo will visit Conwy Castle during this week's episode of Great Coastal Railway Journeys on BBC Two and iPlayer.Michael Portillo will visit Conwy Castle during this week's episode of Great Coastal Railway Journeys on BBC Two and iPlayer. (Image: BBC/Naked West/Fremantle)

The episode, which is set to air on BBC Two on Friday (April 19), will feature the likes of the Conwy Castle, Llandudno's Great Orme (and the Great Orme Mines) and Colwyn Bay beach.

The show's synopsis on BBC iPlayer reads: "Michael Portillo takes the train to the medieval walled town of Conwy on the last leg of his exploration of the shores of north Wales. 

"On a coastal ridge overlooking the estuary of the River Conwy is the town’s impressive 13th-century castle, built by the conquering English king, Edward I, on the site of the palace of the Welsh prince, Llywelyn. 

"In the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range, Michael enjoys breathtaking views over 27,000 acres of rugged open land.

"The Victorian resort of Llandudno is Michael’s next stop, where he scales the dramatic limestone headland to investigate one of the most important Bronze Age copper mines in Europe. 

"Michael presses east to reach Colwyn Bay. Its long sweeping promenade looks out over Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea beyond, but alongside the holidaymakers, Michael finds bulldozers and computer-guided earth movers engaged in a transformational project to create a new beach."

Great Orme Mines took to social media pages over the weekend to remind people when to watch the show and adding they were "looking forward to watching it".

When to see Conwy, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay on BBC's Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series three, episode 10 of BBC's Great Coastal Railway Journeys titled Conwy to Colwyn Bay will air on BBC Two on Friday (April 19) at 6,30pm.


The episode has a running time of approximately 29 minutes and is scheduled to conclude at 7pm.

If you can't wait until Friday to catch a glimpse of the stunning Conwy county in the BBC show, don't worry. 

The latest episode of Great Coastal Railway Journeys - Conwy to Colwyn Bay is available now on BBC iPlayer.