Wrexham

Travel Guide
Wrexham showing street scenes

This former industrial town at the Welsh border offers a range of attractions from historical interest to modern entertainment.

Once at the heart of Wales’ prosperous coal industry, Wrexham has reinvented itself as a thriving modern town. Explore the pretty town center’s ancient buildings and museums or venture farther to one of Europe’s most spectacular aqueducts.

Explore the rich history of the area. The Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives is filled with exhibits describing the city’s past as one of the world’s most important coal-producing towns. Delve farther into the past to see the remains of the Bronze Age Brymbo Man, a local from pre-history.

Head to St. Giles’ Parish Church, Wales’ biggest medieval parish church. See many artifacts here, including a 15th-century painting of the Doom or Last Judgment. Book a tour to climb the church tower, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, for more amazing views.

Another fine relic is Erddig Hall, where the local Yorke family lived for 240 years. Learn about the lives of the gentry and their servants. See the many possessions kept by the family, including numerous staff portraits. Outside explore the 1,200-acre (485-hectare) estate, which includes an 18th-century walled garden.

Don’t miss the still functional Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Britain’s longest and tallest aqueduct. Walk alongside the canal or enjoy the view from the comfort of a barge. Cross the border into England while over 100 feet (30 meters) in the air. A few miles downstream at Chirk Aqueduct the views are equally spectacular. The area features a network of underground tunnels.

Wrexham offers a variety of entertainment. Head to Central Station, one of the largest live music venues in Wales or catch a show at the Grove Park Theatre, the oldest amateur theater in town. Events change at each of these venues and prices can vary, so make sure you check the schedule before your visit.

Located on the border of England and Wales, Wrexham is served by major rail networks and highways. You’ll find accommodations to suit all budgets. Book ahead during summer months and holidays.

Rossett Hall Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Rossett Hall Hotel, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
Chester Road, Rossett, Wrexham, Wales
The price is $69 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated in Wrexham, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Grosvenor Museum, Chester Golf Club, and Chester Castle. Chester Racecourse and Chester City Walls ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (263 reviews)
Good hotel but service could be better.
"During our stay we had two problems. The only dead spot for internet seemed to be our room. One of the staff worked very hard to fix the problem and it was sorted by late evening. The second was the extremely poor service in the restaurant. We were stuck in a corner and everybody seemed to forget ..."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Rossett Hall Hotel, BW Signature Collection
The Lemon Tree - Hotel
The Lemon Tree - Hotel
3 out of 5
29 Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, Wales
The price is $88 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Located in the heart of Wrexham, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wrexham Glyndwr University and Racecourse Ground. North Wales Regional Tennis Centre ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (125 reviews)
"Great room , good service ideal location ."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

The Lemon Tree - Hotel
Ramada Plaza by WyndhamWrexham
Ramada Plaza by WyndhamWrexham
4 out of 5
Ellice Way, Wrexham, Wales
The price is $71 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Situated in Wrexham, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wrexham Glyndwr University, North Wales Regional Tennis Centre, and Racecourse Ground. Moss Valley ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (595 reviews)
"Good location. Friendly staff. No complaints."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Ramada Plaza by WyndhamWrexham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Penthouse Gathering Wrexham - Town Centre - Sleeps Up To 16
The Penthouse Gathering Wrexham - Town Centre - Sleeps Up To 16
4 out of 5
The Penthouse Gathering Berwyn House, Wrexham, Wales
The price is $350 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Situated in Wrexham, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wrexham Glyndwr University, Racecourse Ground, and North Wales Regional Tennis Centre. ...
The Penthouse Gathering Wrexham - Town Centre - Sleeps Up To 16
Canal cottage, gate opens directly onto Llangollen canal. Mile from Chirk.
Canal cottage, gate opens directly onto Llangollen canal. Mile from Chirk.
Wrexham, ENG
Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Chirk Castle. Park Hall Stadium and Park Hall ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Canal side escape
"A beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage with all you need and more for a relaxing refreshing escape to the country. The cottage backs on to the Llangollen canal with access to the towpath via a secure gate at the end of well laid out private garden ideal for walks along the canal side"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

Canal cottage, gate opens directly onto Llangollen canal. Mile from Chirk.
The 5 Luxury Couples Hideaway C/W Garden
The 5 Luxury Couples Hideaway C/W Garden
3.5 out of 5
The Hideaway, Pont-y-capel Lane, Gresford, Wrexham, Wales
Situated in a regional park, this vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Alyn Waters Country Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Moss Valley Country Park and North ...
The 5 Luxury Couples Hideaway C/W Garden
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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