Welcome to Wrexham – Croeso i Wrecsam.
Wrexham enjoys a very privileged location. Within twenty minutes travel you can lose yourself in the Welsh hills, be fascinated by the Roman remains in Chester or view the rich historical past within Wrexham County Borough. A short drive from Wrexham town centre you can find and enjoy a number of historical sites which remind us of the local way of life over hundreds of years. Add to this excellent road links to North Wales, the North West and beyond and you can understand why Wrexham is a very popular place to visit and stay.
These pages will hopefully present you with a picture of what the Wrexham area has to offer and why visiting is a must. Here are some famous places to visit:
Built over two hundred years ago to ferry raw materials and finished products in and out of the Cefn Mawr area, this is a wondrous example of canal making. The arches reach a height of 200ft as they span the river Dee and you can walk or ride in a canal boat along its entire length. In the summer months you can travel over the canal as you dine on a canal boat.
Valley Crucis Abbey
The remains of this thirteenth century abbey confirm the building prowess of our ancestors. It was largely destroyed following Henry VIII’s split with the Catholic church, but the remains have been preserved and restored. Walking through the many rooms presents a strong picture of the austere life experienced by the Monks who lived there.
Now under protection of the National Trust, this grand building provides a fascinating insight into the privileged life of the upper classes. The gardens are wonderful and the surrounding park can be freely accessed for walking. (See the Yorke family)
Shopping in Wrexham
In the last few years Wrexham has been transformed into a shoppers paradise whilst still retaining the charm of the older streets, arcades and markets – The Monday market is the largest in North Wales
Less able people are well catered for with much of the Wrexham Town Centre being pedestrianised and all Wrexham County Borough Car Parks are free for blue (orange) badge holders.
Car parking is easy and ample with short stay Car Parks very close to the town centre and long stay parking within a couple of minutes walk. Wrexham also has two railway stations.
Visit Minera Lead Mines and Country Park and Ty Mawr Country Park with its collection of animals and pleasant walks both in the Wrexham area. Caergwrle Castle which is some 5 miles from Wrexham is well worth visiting for the spectacular views over the area. Visit Elihu Yale’s Tomb in St Giles Church Wrexham, or have a day at the races at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, near Wrexham. Visit Bersham Heritage Centre in the beautiful Clywedog Valley near Wrexham.