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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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    The Corn Mill

    Dee Lane
    LL20 8PN

    01978 869555

    A historic pub and restaurant on the banks of the River Dee with a wonderful view of the River Dee, as well as Llangollen’s surroundings and steam trains.

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  • Exterior shot of The Cross Keys pub in Llanfynydd village, North Wales

    The Cross Keys Llanfynydd

    The Cross Keys, Llanfynydd Flintshire, LL11 5HH

    01978 760333

    This friendly pub has a heart-warming backstory and a traditional feel, located in the lovely village of Llanfynydd, on the outskirts of Wrexham.

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  • The Fat Boar

    11 Yorke Street
    LL13 8LW

    01978 354201

    An independent restaurant and bar in the heart of the Wrexham, serving real ales, boozy brunches and high-quality pub grub.

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  • The Golden Lion Rossett

    Chester Road
    LL12 0HN

    01244 571020

    The Golden Lion is a welcoming bar in the centre of Rossett, a charming Welsh village.

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  • The Hideout Bistro and Bar

    Chester Road
    LL12 0HW

    01244 579682

    A family-run café in Rossett serving local, seasonal food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as trendy cocktails.

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  • The Horseshoe Pass

    The Horseshoe Pass

    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL20 8DP

    Want to enjoy a beautiful drive between the mountains of Llantysilio and Cyrn-y-Brain? Come and explore The Horseshoe Pass, a Denbighshire wonder.

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  • Overton Yew Trees, Wrexham

    The Overton Yew Trees

    High St
    North Wales
    LL13 0FA

    Want to uncover the Seven Wonders of Wales? Be sure to start at The Overton Yew Trees in Overton-on-Dee, near Wrexham.

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  • The Racecourse Ground

    The Racecourse Ground

    The Racecourse Ground
    Mold Road
    LL11 2AH

    01978 891864

    The Racecourse Ground (Welsh: Y Cae Ras) is the city’s football club and home of Wrexham A.F.C. Come here to visit the world’s oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches and is owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

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  • The YaB Hub community

    The YaB Hub

    11 Henblas Street1
    LL13 8AE

    01978 799886

    YaB functions as a community centre and receives assistance from a wide variety of initiatives, funding sources, and other organisations.

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  • Theatr Clwyd

    Theatr Clwyd

    Raikes Lane
    CH7 1YA

    01352 344101

    One of Wales’ top movie theatres, Theatr Clwyd screens both mainstream and independent movies as well as live performances.

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