Chirk Aqueduct and Chirk Viaduct,

Things to do in Wrexham

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Discover the best things to do in Wrexham using our guide

Things to do in Wrexham range from discovering historical treasures, walking amidst countryside landscapes or catching a game at the famous Racecourse Ground. 

From quaint countryside walks to uncovering several historical landmarks, you and your loved ones will find a plethora of great things to do in Wrexham.

You could use Wrexham as a base for exploring further afield, but it has plenty of things to do in the city itself, making it ideal for all types of holiday goers.

Wrexham Attractions

One of the must things to do in Wrexham is catching a game at the Racecourse Ground, the home of Wrexham A.F.C. Not only is this club the world’s oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, but it has also been acquired by famous actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny.

The pair have become ambassadors for the city and helped welcome new fans internationally. If you want to know more about the Welsh football league and the club, be sure to catch ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ on Disney+.

If football isn’t for you, then you will find heaps of historic things to do in Wrexham. In fact, Wrexham is home to three of the ‘seven wonders of Wales’. Come here to find the 16th-century Gothic Parish Church of St Giles, the largest medieval church in Wales. Next are the Gresford Bells and slightly further afield are the Yew Trees in Overton-on-Dee.

Another must-do thing to do in Wrexham is visit the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This navigable aqueduct boasts 11 miles of stunning countryside, spanning two countries!

Other things to do in Wrexham include; Erddig National Trust, the Wrexham County Borough Museum and Xplore! Science Discover Centre.

Things to do near Wrexham

If you’re looking to venture out of the city, we have a couple of suggestions for things to do near Wrexham.

Be sure to head to the nearby town of Llangollen, where a whole host of attractions await. Here, you can walk up to the ruins of Castell Dinas Brân, admire the Horseshoe Falls or explore Plas Newydd House and Gardens.

For leisurely walks outside of Wrexham be sure to visit Minera Country Park, Loggerheads Country Park and Nant Mill, where one of the best waterfalls in Wales awaits.

Another unmissable thing to do near Wrexham is visiting the historic city of Chester, which rests just a short train ride away. Explore the complete city walls, the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain and the 1000-year-old Cathedral, with Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings.

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  • Alyn Waters Country Park, Feature

    Alyn Waters Country Park

    Mold Rd
    LL11 4AG

    01978 763140

    Want to treat your loved ones to an beautiful outing? Come and explore Alyn Waters Country Park, which is one of Wrexham’s biggest parks!

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  • Artezzan Restaurant and Bar

    Artezzan Restaurant and Bar

    Artezzan Bar and Restaurant
    33 Pepper Street
    CH1 1DF

    01244 506406

    Artezzan Restaurant and Bar is one of the finest restaurants in the North West, offering a unique dining and drinking experience. Take a journey through the Mediterranean as you sample a menu inspired by Spain, France, Italy and Greece.

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  • Bangor on Dee Racecourse
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    Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

    Althrey Ct
    LL13 0DA

    Come to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse for an eventful day of horse racing! Fixtures, special group events and top-notch dining can be enjoyed here.

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    Bonc yr Hafod Country Park

    LL14 6HF

    01978 822780

    Bonc yr Hafod is a country park on the former site of Hafod Colliery. The pit closed in the 1960s and by the 1990s, the heap was landscaped and prepared for trees and grassland to grow. Today, Bonc yr Hafod provides a diverse and stunning range of habitats for a variety of wildlife.

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  • Castell Dinas Bran, Wrexham

    Castell Dinas Brân

    LL20 8D

    Come and explore this icon of medieval Powys! You can find Castell Dinas Brân between Wrexham and Llangollen, and it’s a eye-catching sight.

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  • Chirk Castle

    Chirk Castle

    Chirk Castle
    LL14 5AF

    01691 777701

    Chirk Castle was built in the late 13th century to keep the Welsh under English rule. The imposing structure’s watch towers allowed lookouts to keep a strategic eye on the Welsh hills and valleys around it. The castle later became a family home and unexpected artistic centre, with music and art filling the vast rooms and hallways.

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  • Croes Howell

    Croes Howell

    Straight Mile
    Rossett, Llay
    LL12 0NY

    01244 570570

    The Croes Howell is a country pub, restaurant, and wedding venue located in the heart of the Welsh countryside. It features breathtaking views of the Welsh hills and is owned and operated by a Welsh family.

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  • The Crown, Llay


    LL12 0NT

    01978 449528

    The Crown at Llay is a two-for-one restaurant and pub in Wrexham with hearty meals and beverages.

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  • Erddig

    Erddig Hall

    Erddig Hall
    LL13 0YT

    01978 355314

    Erddig Hall is a beautiful Grade-I listed property in Wrexham, boasting the second largest collection of items in the whole of the National Trust! With a superb house to explore and 1,200 acres of parkland to enjoy, you won’t be short on things to do in Erddig!

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  • Gresford Bells, feature

    Gresford Bells

    LL12 8RG

    01978 852236

    One of the Seven Wonders of Wales, the Gresford Bells are a must see for any history lover visiting Wrexham and its surrounding villages.

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