Visit Wrexham

St. Giles Church, Wrexham National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru/Flickr

St. Giles Church, Wrexham ©National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru/Flickr

The largest town of Northern Wales, Wrexham is a fantastic town to visit. It is also a major administrative centre of the region. Located between the Dee Valley and the Welsh mountains, the town has a beautiful setting. The town can be very attractive for tourists, especially for those who would like to avoid crowds. There are several fantastic tourist attractions in and around the town, including churches, castles, museums, open spaces, parks and so on. Besides, the town is also home to some of Wales’ biggest night clubs. If you are planning a visit to the northern part of Wales or you find this town might be a great destination for you, don’t waste your time and visit Wrexham.

St. Giles Church

As one of the “Seven Wonders of Wales”, St. Giles Church is among the major landmarks of the town. The tower of the church can be seen from many miles around. It is considered to be the town’s tallest building. Decorated with many medieval carvings, the tower is famous among tourists. Every visitor of Wrexham comes to make a photo with the immense steeple.

St. Giles Church, Wrexham National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru/Flickr

St. Giles Church, Wrexham ©National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru/Flickr

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Another beautiful religious building of Wrexham is St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Sorrows. Also known as Wrexham Cathedral, this fantastic landmark of the town is a fine example of Gothic Revival architectural style. Built in 1857, the cathedral needed reconstruction and restoration works over the centuries. Its stained glasses are wonderful.

Chirk Castle

The wonderful Chirk Castle was built in 1295. Owned be the National Trust, it actually guards the entrance to the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The castle is notable for its wonderful gardens, with herbaceous borders, terraces and rock gardens, being surrounded by beautiful parkland. Chirk Castle is open to the public during the months of March-October. The opening hours are limited during November and December.

Wrexham National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru/Flickr

Wrexham ©National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru/Flickr

Parks and open spaces

Wrexham has three beautiful parks: Acton Park, Bellevue Park and Erddig Park. The open spaces of the town are very attractive among local people, as there are several options for practicing outdoor activities here. Acton Park for example features a bowling green, a children’s play area, tennis courts, a Japanese garden and a beautiful large lake which attracts wildlife.

Nightlife

As I already mentioned it, Wrexham is home to some of Wales’ biggest night clubs. Liquid Envy night club (with about 1,620 capacity) is the largest nightclub in Northern Wales. Some other famous venues are: Ironworks, One2Five, Yates’s, Voodoo Moon, The Golden Lion and so on.

Wrexham cityscape Blake Handley/Flickr

Wrexham cityscape ©Blake Handley/Flickr

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