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Things to do in Wrexham

Things to do in Wrexham

Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales and is situated between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee valley alongside the border with England.  Within twenty minutes travel you can lose yourself in the Welsh hills, visit the Roman remains in Chester or view the rich historical past within the Wrexham County.

In the centre of Wrexham is an Edwardian park called Bellevue Park.  The park was built to celebrate the jubilee year of the incorporation of the town. I n the summer months the park is often used to hold concerts and live music performances. The park has a wide range of facilities including a children’s park, bowling green, tennis and basketball courts, a bandstand as well as many paths for leisurely walks. 
 
Of the 7 Wonders of Wales, 3 are in Wrexham. The 16th century tower of St Giles’ Church can be seen for miles and is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in North Wales. St Giles is the largest medieval parish church in Wales. Grade 1 listed.  The great tower is considered to be one of ‘the seven wonders of Wales’ . The tomb of Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale University sits outside the door. 
 
Another of the seven wonders of Wales is the Gresford Bells can be found in the 15th century All Saints Church in Gresford, Wrexham, one of the finest church buildings in Wales.  The earliest record of the bell dates back to 1714. The church has two sets of bells, the only church in the world to have two sets of bells in one tower. There are a heavier set of bells and a smaller lighter set which are used more often. It’s peal of bells can be heard on Tuesday evenings and Sundays. The church itself is also very beautiful and worth a visit. 
The 3rd of the Wonders of Wales is in Overton village, Wrexham, the 21 yew trees in the Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Church date from early Medieval times.

Just a short distance from the town of Wrexham lies the Ceiriog valley. The valley offers a wealth of outdoor activities; pony trekking; a selection of footpaths; including the Offa’s Dyke Path; fishing; cycling along the River Ceiriog or mountain biking in the Berwyn mountains.
 

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  1. Wrexham County Borough Museum

    Wrexham, Wrexham

    Inside one of Wrexham's landmark buildings, Wrexham County Borough Museum is the starting point for discovering the eventful history of this region on the English-Welsh border.

  2. Wrexham Lager

    Wrexham

    Wrexham lager is Britain’s oldest lager brew. The brewery was originally founded in 1882 by German immigrants(Ivan Levinstein & Otto Isler) trying to recreate the lager taste that they missed from their homeland. A site was chosen in the west of Wrexham(now known as Island Green) because it’s…

  3. Minera Country Park & Iron Works

    Wrexham

    Wrexham's industrial and social history, particularly during the 18th and 19th century, is a fascinating journey, and covered well through local attractions.

  4. Chirk Castle

    Wrexham

    Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
    A stark symbol of power, Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 during the reign of the conquering Edward I to subdue the last princes of Wales. Built on an outcrop above the meeting point of the rivers Dee and Ceiriog, the imposing silhouette of the…

  5. Bonc yr Hafod Country Park

    Wrexham

    The Park forms part of the Johnstown Special Area of Conservation. This strong protective status is due to the population of Great Crested Newts that live in and around the park.

  6. Xplore Science

    Wrexham

    Science Discovery Centre with over 75 hands-on exhibits, live family science shows, daring demos and fun challenges. Open all year.

  7. Nant Mill Visitor Centre

    Wrexham

    The Nant Mill Visitor Centre nestles in beautiful ancient woodland alongside the River Clywedog and offers a fascinating insight into the life of the Clywedog Valley, with a variety of displays.

  8. Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

    Bangor on Dee

    On the border between England and Wales, this charming rural track is set in glorious countryside beside the River Dee. 15 days racing per year plus conference and banqueting facilities for up to 300.

  9. Llandegla Fishery

    Wrexham

    We have a selection of fishing across a series of lakes, ranging from family fun through to fish carefully reared to cater for the serious coarse and fly fisherman.
    FLY FISHING
    Two trout pools stocked with Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Gold Trout, up to 15lb. We also enjoy a natural stock of Rudd…

  10. Bellevue Park

    Bellevue is a popular traditional park within easy walking distance of the town centre. The visitor is presented with a splendid formal landscape in the Edwardian style.

  11. Ty Mawr Country Park

    Cefn Mawr,

    Tŷ Mawr Country Park lies on the banks of the River Dee in the beautiful Vale of Llangollen, part of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area out Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Wrexham Lager (53.04464,-2.98905)Oriel Wrecsam (53.0473,-2.99359)0.38
Oriel Wrecsam (53.0473,-2.99359)Alyn Waters Country Park (53.08397,-3.01683)3.93
Alyn Waters Country Park (53.08397,-3.01683)Chirk Castle (52.93408,-3.0892)15.64
Chirk Castle (52.93408,-3.0892)Bonc yr Hafod Country Park (53.00659,-3.02395)8.26
Bonc yr Hafod Country Park (53.00659,-3.02395)Xplore Science (53.05264,-3.00611)4.74
Xplore Science (53.05264,-3.00611)Nant Mill Visitor Centre (53.04495,-3.05768)3.2
Nant Mill Visitor Centre (53.04495,-3.05768)Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse (52.99398,-2.91637)9.93
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse (52.99398,-2.91637)Ty Mawr Country Park (52.96931,-3.07073)9.63
Total Distance *55.71 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.79 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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