Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales, with an interesting industrial history.
This market town is a hub for the local area and has a great range of shops. The Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre is the latest development, and there are good pubs, restaurants and cafes.
The town is known for its thriving live music scene, helped by the presence of Glyndwr University. The town also hosts Yale College of Wrexham, the famous benefactor of the American University who lived and died in Wrexham.
Wrexham was also one of the birthplaces of the industrial revolution. In the 18th century John 'Iron Mad Jack' Wilkinson operated his pioneering ironworks in nearby Bersham, now a heritage centre. You can more about local history in Wrexham museum and other restored industrial buildings.
Up to Chester for a day out, and explore the Dee valley.
Towns Near Wrexham To Visit - straight line distance:Bangor-on-Dee (4.58 miles) Holt (5.10 miles) Overton-on-Dee (5.88 miles) Chirk (8.43 miles)
Eagles Meadow The top shopping destination in North Wales.
Techniquest Glyndwr Science discovery centre for all the family.
The Plassey Leisure Park Leisure park and craft and retail centre.
Oriel Wrecsam Showcasing modern Welsh arts and crafts.
The Memorial Gallery Modern art, craft and media exhibitions.
Erddig Hall Splendidly elegant 18th century country house.
Wrexham County Borough Museum Discover Welsh history in one of the towns most interesting buildings.
Bersham Heritage Centre Learn about John Wilkinson and his famous ironworks.
Minera Lead Mines and Country Park Enjoy the park and visit the heritage mineworks.
Alyn Waters Country Park Pretty parkland on the banks of the River Alyn.
Ty Mawr Country Park Park and farm with great views of the Cefn Viaduct and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Nant Mill Visitor Centre Former corn mill set in lovely riverside woodland.
Coed Llandegla Forest Mountainbiking and walking in the forest.