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Evidence of prehistoric settlement in the Wrexham area was found in 1958 when workmen unearthed a Bronze Age burial cist containing skeletal remains, a flint knife and beaker. The find has become known as Brymbo Man - Wrexham's celebrity skeleton. The Bersham Ironworks made Wrexham famous in the late 18th century. A man called John 'Iron Mad' Wilkinson took out a patent for th...Read more
Wrexham is a town surrounded by the beautiful Welsh countryside of the lower Dee Valley. It is a modern town, but also full of historic sites and buildings. It still retains its historic role as a market town and has three covered markets running six days a week and attracting shoppers from across the region. Wrexham Football Club, at The Racecourse Ground, plays a big role...Read more
The Offa Carnival is held in July in the town’s Bellevue Park and is free to attend. Fun on the day includes competitions, displays, fancy dress and more. History Alive is an annual festival at the Bersham Ironworks. The day involves re-enactments, entertainment, displays and more. Wrexham Arts Festival runs from May to June and includes a packed programme of events coverin...Read more
Ty Mawr Country Park allows visitors to meet all the animals of the farm in a fun setting. Highlights include Lawrence the guard Llama and salmon jumping in the river. Wrexham County Borough Museum is in the former barracks of the local Royal Denbighshire Militia, and was built in 1857. Displays take visitors on a trip through the history of the region. There is also a café o...Read more
5. Things To Do
Wrexham Golf Club is open to visitors as well as members and has an 18-hole course and modern clubhouse. There are plenty of countryside walks to be enjoyed around Wrexham and visitors can obtain details of either guided walks or self-guided walks from the county borough council. There is a good selection of country parks and open spaces to enjoy in the Wrexham area, includin...Read more
There are three covered markets in the town containing more than 100 stalls. Shoppers can buy anything from food to furniture and fashion. The markets are open six days a week. There is also an outdoor market every Monday in Queens Square. The two shopping centres in the heart of the town are Eagles Meadow and The Meadow. Both contain many high street names. There are also out...Read more
By road, the A483 leads north of the town and the A5 leads to the south and east. It takes just 15 minutes to drive to the nearby city of Chester. The borough has two railway stations with good services to the rest of the region. The two nearest airports are Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is 21 miles away, and Manchester Airport, which is 37 miles away.
The Stwit Theatre is in the village of Rhosllanerchgrugog, on the outskirts of Wrexham, and hosts a wide range of dramatic and musical performances in a state-of-the art auditorium. Studio Theatre, at Yale College, Wrexham, has regular visits from touring companies as well as productions by students and local community groups. The Riverside Studio Theatre is home to the amate...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks
The 16th century St Giles Church is known as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. Its steeple can be seen from miles around. Tours of the tower are available for great views across Wrexham. The church contains a rare Doom painting on the wall.
10. Interesting Fact
There is a replica of the steeple of St Giles in America’s famous Yale University. The university is named after Elihu Yale, who is buried at the Wrexham church. Elihu Yale lived near Wrexham before returning to the states as a rich man and making a generous donation to the Collegiate School of Connecticut – now Yale University.
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