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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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  • Grove Park Theatre, feature

    Grove Park Theatre

    Hill St
    LL11 1SN

    01978 351091

    Come to Grove Park Theatre for a memorable, amateur theatre experience. Wrexham’s oldest theatre is settled in its centre and offers a variety of shows for all tastes.

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  • Levant Kitchen and Bar Wrexham

    49-52 Chester Street
    LL13 8BA

    01978 291111

    This pub and restaurant on Chester Street in the heart of Wrexham town centre serves delectable cuisine and tantalising beverages.

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  • Linden Farm Riding and Trekking Centre

    Linden Farm
    CH8 8JT

    07821 386193

    Linden Farm Riding & Trekking Centre offer private, semi-private and group riding lessons with qualified BHS instructors as well as trekking during the weekdays and weekends.

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    Llangollen Wharf

    Llangollen Wharf
    Wharf Hill
    LL20 8TA

    01978 860702

    A popular tourist attraction and World Heritage Site with horse-drawn and aqueduct boat tours alongside magnificent landscapes.

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  • Loggerheads Country Park

    Loggerheads Country Park

    Ruthin Road
    CH7 5LH

    01824 712757

    A beautiful river valley and country park in the Clwydian Range, featuring accessible paths across hills and valleys and a great Discovery Trail.

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  • Maes y Pant, feature

    Maes y Pant

    Pant Ln
    LL12 8HB

    When visiting Wrexham, why not venture out to Maes y Pant? A wonderful spot for the family, ample trails and picnic areas await.

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  • Minera iron works

    Minera Country Park & Iron Works

    Minera Country Park & Iron Works
    New Brighton
    LL11 3DU

    This historic and beautiful country park rests moments away from Wrexham and hosts so many intriguing sights to see. Come and explore this lovely mixture of industrial remains and nature.

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  • Model Engineers of Wrexham

    Model Engineers of Wrexham

    Old Wrexham Road
    LL12 8UA

    Wrexham & District Society of Model Engineers hosts a weekly Sunday afternoon event in Gresford Village where locals and tourists can ride miniature live steam or diesel outline locomotives.

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  • Moel Famau

    Moel Famau

    Moel Famau Country Park
    CH7 5PH

    Moel Famau, meaning ‘mother mountain’, is the highest summit in the Clwydian Range. Sitting in the centre of the heather-clad hills of the range, Moel Famau offers stunning views across the Vale of Clwyd to Snowdonia and the coast beyond.

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  • Nant Mill Country Park

    Nant Mill Country Park

    Rhos Berse Rd
    LL11 3BT

    01978 752772

    This delightful park not only offers access to the Clywedog Valley Trail but hosts ample spots for unwinding; come here for a wonderful day out.

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