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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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  • Nant Mill Visitor Centre

    Rhos Berse Rd
    LL11 3BT


    Head to the Nant Mill Visitor Centre where you’ll learn all about the Clywedog Valley. Nestled in ancient woodland and sitting alongside River Clywedog, the centre is also a great starting point for country walks.

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  • mountain bike in the forest

    OnePlanet Adventure

    Coed Llandegla Forest
    Ruthin Rd
    LL11 3AA UK

    01978 751656

    OnePlanet Adventure is the perfect place to escape the daily grind and unleash your inner adventurer! Find mountain biking trails for all abilities, walking routes to explore the tranquil forest on foot or trail running opportunities!

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  • Pant-yr-Ochain


    Old Wrexham Road
    LL12 8TY

    01978 853525

    A 16th-century bar in North Wales that proudly serves fresh meals and cask ales alongside a large choice of wines, whiskeys, and gins.

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  • Park in the Past

    Park in the Past

    20 Bryn Yorkin
    LL12 9HU

    07885 403485

    A fascinating historical and conservation project that takes you back to the time of the Roman invasion of North Wales.

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  • Plassey, feature


    LL13 0SP


    Ready for a day out that’s full of things to do? Visit Plassey, a leisure park hosting ample shops, sports facilities, spa facilities and more!

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  • Chirk Aqueduct and Chirk Viaduct,

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
    Trevor Basin
    Off Station Road
    Trevor, Wrexham
    LL20 7TY

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollden Canal across the River Dee. It provides a superb photo opportunity, gentle strolls or the opportunity to travel by narrowboat.

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  • St Giles Church
    Image credits: David Powell - (CC BY-SA 3.0)

    St Giles Church

    St Giles Church
    LL13 7RT

    01978 355808

    St Giles Church is considered one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in Wales, so be sure to visit it on your next trip to Wrexham!    

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  • Tenpin balls

    Tenpin Wrexham

    Tenpin Wrexham
    Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre
    LL13 8DG

    0871 222 3675

    Looking to connect with friends or hoping to practice your swing? Come to Tenpin on your next visit to Wrexham and find a whole host of fun activities.

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  • The Alyn

    The Alyn

    Station Road
    LL12 0HE

    01244 748872

    The Alyn is a unique eatery that fuses a classic pub with top-notch cuisine. providing both indoor and outdoor seats as well as views of the Alyn River.

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  • The Bank Wine Bar and Bistro

    43 High Street
    LL13 8HY

    01978 266669

    An independent, family-run bar and cafe with a comfortable atmosphere, great food, and outstanding cocktails in the centre of Wrexham.

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