Situated near the English border in Northeast Wales in the lower Dee valley, Wrexham, the largest town in north Wales, is an industrial town with an impressive church and a commendable history. Wrexham also has some of the best shopping in north Wales and is near to some of the country’s most outstanding natural beauty.
Known as one of the seven wonders of Wales, the 13th century Wrexham Parish Church is one of the finest in in the country and is home to the grave of Elihu Yale, the American university founder; the church also has an impressive spire. Nearby 17th century Erddig Hall is a National Trust building and a fine house that showcases the lives of the people of that time.
Other interesting historical riches in and around Wrexham include the 14th century Chirk Castle, originally a Marcher fortress and now a beautiful stately home with wonderful 18th century gardens. If you fancy delving into the history of Wrexham and the contribution its peoples have made to Wales, the Wrexham Museum is the place to go and is complete with collections and exhibitions for all. One of two theaters in Wrexham, the Grove Park Theater lies in the heart of Wrexham and provides drama and dance nightly.
Hikers, walkers, and history buffs may enjoy the Clywedog Trail, an eight-mile walk that highlights the heritage of the area and passes through the likes of Nant Mill Visitor Center, Bersham Heritage Center, Minera Lead Mines, and Farmworld, a large exhibition dairy set amid picturesque countryside.
Many residents of the region come to Wrexham to shop; the city is loaded with regular UK High street chains as well as fashionable boutiques and specialist outlets. The town center is pedestrianized, adding to the ambiance. The town center also comes with a number of fine restaurants and traditional pubs where traditional Welsh fare may be sampled, while a theater provides cultural entertainment.